The new ‘touch-free’ society

Parking & mobility will lead the way




Touch-free’ payments will protect users’ health and provide data for public safety

There’s a reason the word “unprecedented” is now plastered across our cultural landscape. No one has seen anything like this. Reopening and recovery will be particularly dynamic for parking and mobility, which were already undergoing a sea change. Statistical insights and informed prognostication are needed to get a sense of what comes next. With more than 20 million customers in more than 930 cities, PARK NOW Group is uniquely situated to access digital parking data. We interviewed some of our sector’s experts and contrasted their ideas with our most visionary leaders across seven countries.

Our panel opined on the factors at play, possible outcomes, challenges to be met, tools at hand and ongoing environmental concerns. Though they disagreed in some detail, they concurred on the changes in progress. Large-scale travel will probably resume, but mobility is moving towards a shared model. Municipalities will change their deployment of parking resources. Most importantly, Western countries will sprint towards a contactless/cashless society to further protect public health. The coronavirus has accelerated the evolution of touchless payments and mobility. As restrictions ease, digitalization will become standard. Authorities looking to keep citizens safe know that cash is no longer the best choice for parking meter payments. Digital parking providers can and should take up their responsibility to support public health in cities across Europe. Even more importantly, sustainability and health
go hand-in-hand; by focusing on reservations, insights into parking availability for citizens, and emission-based solutions for cities, the parking industry can change for the better and contribute to pollution reduction.

park now société sans contact

The digital tools are already in place for the parking sector to be a beacon towards a digital, touch-free economy. Contactless parking solutions can do more than kill the parking meter; they can show a model for a healthier and cashless society. To see how, we must look at the pre-crisis industry, expert predictions for the future of the sector, post-crisis challenges and solutions, and environmental concerns.

What’s new: Changes to the app’s look & feel

7 April 2021
We’ve made a number of feature improvements in the app. From more visually-appealing maps to easier vehicle management, these updates ensure your in-app experience is as user-friendly as possible. Stay tuned for more in the upcoming months! What’s changed for users? Larger map interface for simpler searching To help you explore the map more easily…
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PARK NOW billing process is changing in Switzerland

1 March 2021
From now on, parking transactions will be billed on a monthly basis. As a PARK NOW user, we want to let you know about some changes we’re making to our billing process. Currently, parking transactions in Switzerland are automatically billed after each parking session. As of March 1 2021, you will be billed for parking…
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Use-case from the City of London

25 August 2020
PARK NOW can help Councils make a positive impact in maintaining air quality   Driving cleaner air with Emissions Based Charging Air quality in towns and cities across the UK is a major health issue and vehicle emissions are a significant contributor. With EU pressure to improve this, several Councils have now introduced RingGo Emissions…
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