Google Maps begins accepting parking fare via Google Pay
Drivers in Austin, Texas, can now use Google Pay directly within the Google Maps app on iOS and Android to pay for parking. The new feature, part of a partnership with transportation software company Passport, will become available in more states in the coming weeks.
"We're excited to work with Passport to help drivers in Austin pay for parking more quickly and conveniently right from Google Maps," Vishal Dutta, Google Maps product manager, said in a release. The new feature seeks to make driving and parking safer as people try to return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic.