Nokia Parking Picks Your Parking Spot and Pays for it Too

October 1, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Driving is one of the best feelings in the world, no doubt about that. However, parking the car is one of the most frustrating things to accomplish. With so many vehicles around, you are constantly conscious of your car getting scratched or stolen.

To ease up your mind, Nokia is bringing in a technology called Nokia Parking.

Come November, and Europe will be running a parking database that helps you to find a parking spot, as well as help you to pay for it.

First of all, this isn’t an app on a smartphone. It is a service that would be later integrated into other apps and licensed to other services.

The working of the service is as follows. The services use GPS coordinates to determine the nearest available parking space, including the parking garages’ info.

Payment information is dealt with as follows. When you are within the proper distance from your curb, all you need to do is tap your phone and pay for the parking space.

Then, after your work is done and you leave, you can tap another button and your payment will be automatically processed.

The paying process gets a lot easier if you use something like a 3G-connected navigation unit in your car, because then the car will itself automatically start and stop the payment based on its location.

This service, when it comes into existence, will help desperate people in need for a parking spot, and you needn’t crawl under your seats for change either.

While a few cities in Europe will start off with the service in a few weeks, it would take time for Nokia Parking to launch in other parts of the world.

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