Park and forget it: Autonomous parking payment service arrives in Calgary | Mobile Payments Today

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Oct. 17, 2016

Motorists in Calgary now have the opportunity to pay for parking using a fully autonomous payment service thanks to technology from PayBySky.

PayBySky uses a small in-vehicle device called a ‘Skymeter’ to pinpoint a vehicle’s exact location so it can then make an automatic parking payment on your behalf using Calgary Parking Authority’s ParkPlus account, according to a press release about the announcement.

“The Skymeter removes the hassle and headache of paying for parking,” said PayBySky President Roger D’Hollander. “With the Skymeter, all you need to do is park your vehicle, walk away and let the system pay for your parking.”

PayBySky also includes additional features such as a trip log book, real-time vehicle location and driving behavior analysis.

PayBySky’s technology works with Calgary’s ParkPlus System to remove the need for cash, credit cards or mobile phones to make a parking payment. All a customer needs is to install a Skymeter in their vehicle, according to the announcement.

“Calgary is recognized as a world leader in technology, and in keeping with that tradition, we are excited to extend PayBySky convenience to our ParkPlus account holders,” said Calgary Parking Authority General Manager Mike Derbyshire. “The combination of these two systems moves us one step closer to the future of self-driving and autonomous vehicles and we want to make sure that our technology is ready for that reality.”

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