Parking and Toll Road Payments in Single Package for US Consumers

Parking and toll road payment services are being combined for a new service being rolled out to US motorists.

Connected vehicles services provider, Parkopedia, and a mobile tolling payment provider, Uproad, have announced the integration of their platforms. Uproad toll alerts and payments are currently available in 19 US states, with further coverage to be added later this year. The partnership enables access through toll roads by unifying Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform with Uproad’s digital toll payment system, eliminating the need for a tolling transponder.

Drivers only need to register and agree to terms and conditions once to enable license plate recognition to identify the vehicle every time it passes through a toll, triggering the automated and effortless payments that drivers now expect from their connected vehicles. Real-time notifications are also sent to the driver for each event, allowing for transaction transparency and ease of management.

In addition to tolling, Parkopedia’s vehicle-based payment platform, allows drivers to pay for both on and off-street parking, as well as EV charging, and ‘pay-at-the-pump’ fueling via the vehicle’s infotainment system. Anthony Michael Ibrahim, director of business development and partnerships in North America at Parkopedia, said: “Millions of US drivers use toll roads and crossings every day. We are delighted to partner with Uproad to increase our payment platform’s tolling coverage across North America and provide drivers with the seamless, automated digital toll payments that they now expect from their connected vehicles.”

Sean Boyan, vice-president of business development at Uproad, added: “This partnership marks an important chapter in Uproad’s pursuit of providing drivers with a frictionless way to navigate toll road charges and pay tolls. Parkopedia is a forward-thinking and dynamic industry leader and we are truly excited to announce this partnership. Uproad covers about 90% of all US toll roads, so we’re confident that together we’ll vastly improve many driver’s toll road experiences.”

Uproad is the latest addition to Parkopedia’s portfolio of leading payment services in the US and Europe, joining recent additions such as parking operators Passport, APCOA and OPnGO, as well as fueling partners ThinxNet and CarPay-Diem, further expanding the reach of the Parkopedia Payment Platform since its launch last year.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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