British Columbia-based PayByPhone is disrupting the traditional parking landscape for cities and consumers. With the introduction of initiatives such as Google’s Sidewalk Labs, there is increasing pressure on technology developers to provide better solutions for urban living.
PayByPhone, part of PayPoint plc, has announced recent developments, including the acquisition of Adaptis Solutions and success in winning the tender in Paris with VINCI Park. This acquisition and win reinforce PayByPhone’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of services to parking authorities.
Throughout the London borough of Southwark, the Bankside, the Borough
and the London Bridge parking zones are launching an 18 month pilot to
test mobile phone versatility for parking dues. With this pilot, drivers
able to pay for parking using their existing accounts over the phone when
parked in one of the 3 controlled parking zones. For registration, the
required to provide a 4-digit pin number for account security, automobile
details, parking location number and for how long they wish to park. If the
duration for how long they wish to park changes, the user is sent a text
reminder when time is nearing expiration and given the option to renew.
A 20p service charge applies to each parking transaction while reminder
texts are charged at 10p per text. Ultimately, with this pilot program,
are no longer required to physically return to their cars to renew their