Geneva introduces cashless payments for parking

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Earlier this week PaymentEye reported that a parking payments technology company in the US has introduced secure contactless readers that would allow people to pay for their parking using NFC technology and consequentially the likes of Apple Pay.

Switzerland has now joined the likes of the US, France, the UK, Canada and Australia by allowing people to pay for their parking on mobile.

PayByPhone, part of payments technology company PayPoint plc, has introduced an app in Geneva that will allow users to pay for their parking via their smartphones.

The roll of the app comes after a year and a half test scheme that saw the app being used in 500 spaces across the city.

With PayByPhone, drivers can use the location number on the relevant machine as a reference point to pay for their parking via the PayByPhone iPhone or Android app, or with the internet.

Geneva is the first city in Switzerland deploying mobile methods in a traditional cash industry and the city follows in the footsteps of others such as London, Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver and Paris to offer mobile parking.

“Geneva is following in the footsteps of some of the world’s biggest cities by offering stress-free, cashless parking for drivers. It’s another big milestone for PayByPhone as we look to globally connect even more cities by helping them efficiently manage their parking assets,” said Kush Parikh, president, PayByPhone Global.

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