The new payment function has been active in American cities since this week, Google reports. The company lists several cities where the feature is supported, including Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City. The service works through an integration with the Passport and ParkMobile parking services. The payment option appears as soon as drivers reach their destination. Users can then enter their meter number, select the time slot and pay. They can also extend their parking time by paying extra at a later time.
Google Maps will also have an option to pay for public transport costs. Already 80 different transport companies would support this function worldwide, but Google has not yet cited concrete examples. The rollout will begin next week, the company reports. Payments are processed for both functions via Google Pay, the tech company’s payment platform.