BMW integrates parking payment solution for UK iDrive users

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BMW and parking service specialist RingGo have announced an in-car parking payment solution to be made available in BMW models across the UK. The RingGo application is accessed via the car’s onboard iDrive infotainment system, simplifying the process of paying for parking. This, says BMW, will allow drivers to transition from navigation to parking and finally paying – all through their in-car touchscreen without the need for a phone or cash.

Chris Hollis, ConnectedDrive and technologies product manager at BMW, said, “We are delighted to have worked closely with RingGo to give our customers an intuitive, helpful experience that brings all of their parking needs together in one place. The new feature will be delivered as an integrated vehicle app and installed automatically over the air on all BMW vehicles in the UK that have operating system 7 and were built from July 2018.”

“This partnership with BMW has truly been a joint venture with motorists at the heart of the solution. It is another demonstration of the rapid evolution of integrated motoring, parking and mobility services, which puts motorists in control and removes any barriers in transitioning from one to another,” added Peter O’Driscoll, RingGo’s UK MD. “We are all about doing everything we can to improve the experiences of our users.”

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