To strengthen the company’s recently launched integrated multi-domain payment platform, Parkopedia is to partner with fuel payment provider CarPay-Diem, in a move that will see Parkopedia become the largest facilitator of in-car fueling payment solutions in Europe.
The integration of the CarPay-Diem service into Parkopedia’s platform will enable drivers to complete tasks and payments via a vehicle’s integrated head unit, and incorporate vehicle sensor data to enable an efficient digital fueling service.
Due to the expansion, drivers will be able to make payments at a further 3,500 fuel stations across Europe, in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
When arriving at a fuel station where the service is available, drivers can select a fuel pump number on the vehicle’s infotainment screen. The pump will then activate, enabling the driver to fill up, and upon replacing the fuel hose, a receipt will appear on the vehicle’s screen. This can then be sent to a user’s smartphone and uploaded for company expenses for example. The recent expansion will also enable drivers to make payments for EV charging, fueling and tolls, using a single sign-on solution.
“We are delighted to welcome CarPay-Diem’s essential pay-at-the-pump fueling services into our rapidly growing payment platform,” commented Hans Puvogel, COO at Parkopedia. “By combining leading connected vehicle service providers into our single API, we are able to offer auto makers a complete, integrated solution that presents unparalleled vehicle-centric in-car payment services for drivers.”
“Leveraging Parkopedia’s aggregation of vertical mobility services such as parking, tolling and charging through a unique payment experience, CarPay-Diem completes that offering thanks to our distinctive approach to serve those markets ‘differently’ than competing pay-at-the-pump solution providers and our ambition to become – together with our customers and partners – Europe’s largest and most diversified acceptance network,” added Philippe Meyer, chief customer officer, CarPay-Diem.