Google as the brilliant angel it is, is once again updating its services to make sure people could get around easier.
The company announced in February that Android users can pay for parking or buy a transit ticket right in the mobile app.
According to the news, Google Maps is integrating Passport and ParkMobile into its app. Both services permit users to not only find parking spaces but also to pay for them. Users can even charge their meter right from their phone. Google explained more in a blog post:
“These days, people are sanitizing their hands and trying to avoid touching public surfaces as much as they can afford it. Thanks to an integration with parking solutions providers Passport and ParkMobile, people can now easily pay the meter right from driving navigation in Maps. Plus, they could avoid touching the meter too. Just tap on the ‘Pay for Parking’ button that appears as you near your destination. Then enter the meter’s number, the amount of time you want to park for and tap ‘Pay.’”
After this program, Google thought of going to “infinity and beyond” and make it possible for its users to pay for transit fares, too.
Users will then see the option when they get transit directions. After that, they will see an option to pay with their phone using either credit or debit cards which are already linked to their Google Pay account.
The new pay for parking feature will be available in more than 400 cities in the United States.