VW Signs up to Connected Car Parking Services in the US

Connected car services provider, Parkopedia, is extending its global reach with a deal to provide parking reservation services to Volkswagen of America.

The service is now live for drivers using the Car-Net service and the associated smartphone app in the US and will cover both legacy and new vehicles produced by Volkswagen that support Car-Net services. This is an extension to the company’s parking services provided to VW, which include information on available spaces.

The company’s payment platform enables drivers to register their details in a single account and then digitally pay for parking sessions within activated locations. Owners of 2021 vehicles equipped with the latest MIB3 infotainment system, such as Atlas and Arteon models, will receive enhanced navigation directly to available spaces via the vehicle navigation system.

Parkopedia’s CEO and founder, Eugene Tsyrklevich said: “We believe the future is around user convenience and control, using contactless technology, real-time data and cloud-based solutions to both meet and exceed driver’s needs, and provide features such as parking reservations, combined with integrated frictionless payment solutions.”

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

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