ŠKODA Launches New Pay to Park Service in Europe with Parkopedia
The new ŠKODA Connect service Pay to Park now makes parking easier in several European countries: ŠKODA customers can use the MyŠKODA App or their car’s infotainment system to display parking options, view the fees, and pay conveniently. After a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now also available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Norway. ŠKODA and Parkopedia are continuing to expand the service, with eight more countries coming soon.
Martin Jahn, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, emphasizes: “Thanks to the new ŠKODA Connect feature Pay to Park, our customers can now find available parking spaces across Europe even faster and pay conveniently online using our MySKODA App or the infotainment system.”
Further Expansion Planned
Following a successful pilot phase, ŠKODA AUTO is initially introducing Pay to Park in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Norway. This will soon expand to a further eight countries – France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden – before ŠKODA rolls out the service in other European markets in 2023.
App Available in the Infotainment Unit and on Mobile Phones
Customers can use the service via the MySKODA App on their smartphone or the current Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems. The in-car app is now available for FABIA, KAMIQ, SCALA, OCTAVIA, KAROQ, SUPERB, and KODIAQ.
To use Pay to Park, customers must have an active ŠKODA Connect account and have remote vehicle access enabled. Once the payment data is collected in the MyŠKODA App and the service is activated, it can also be accessed instantly via the infotainment system, and ŠKODA drivers can see which parking spaces they can pay for online. When they reach a parking location, the driver can select the parking time and extend it using the app if necessary. Payment is made online after the parking session has ended.
Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuelling and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.
About ŠKODA AUTO
ŠKODA is successfully steering through the new decade with the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030. It aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional e-models. ŠKODA is emerging as the leading European brand in important growth markets such as India and North Africa.
ŠKODA currently offers its customers twelve passenger-car series: the FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV, ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, SLAVIA and KUSHAQ. ŠKODA delivered over 870,000 vehicles to customers around the world in 2021.
ŠKODA has been a member of the Volkswagen Group for 30 years. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world. › independently manufactures and develops not only vehicles but also components such as engines and transmissions in association with the Group.
ŠKODA operates at three sites in the Czech Republic; has additional production capacities in China, Russia, Slovakia, and India primarily through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine with a local partner. ŠKODA employs 45,000 people globally and is active in over 100 markets.
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