The new service helps to address the stress experienced by many US drivers when searching for parking, with 94% facing difficulties when locating parking – including 18% who encounter issues finding a space on every parking search, according to Parkopedia’s 2023 Global Driver Survey. There is also significant demand amongst American drivers for being able to find parking while inside their vehicles, with 58% wanting to be able to search for parking through their vehicle and 68% wanting to pay for parking through their in-car media system.
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“American motorists report significant challenges in finding parking and a distinct desire for in-car parking services, with U.S. Hyundai drivers showing a particular interest in accessing parking information through their vehicles,” Hans Puvogel, Chief Operating Officer at Parkopedia, said. “We are proud to be the first in-car commerce service to launch on the future-proof Hyundai Pay platform, which shows significant faith in the auto-grade quality of our services from one of the leading automakers. We look forward to additional models and vehicle services going live in the future.”
Hyundai Pay with Parkopedia inside a 2024 Hyundai Kona .
[i] Hyundai Pay is presently only available on select Hyundai models. Requires MyHyundai mobile app and an active Bluelink subscription agreement, subject to the Connected Services Terms and Conditions. For eligible vehicles, Hyundai Pay is included with Bluelink subscription at no additional cost. Cellular and GPS coverage is required. Only use Bluelink features and corresponding devices when safe to do so. Valid Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card must be linked to MyHyundai account with Bluelink. Credit card eligibility and terms are determined by the card issuing bank. Accepted by participating merchants for off-street reserved parking only. Availability of such services may change over time and may vary by vehicle and geographic location. Additional merchant terms and fees may apply. Participating merchants may not operate in all locations. Features, specifications, and fees are subject to change. Visit owners.hyundaiusa.com for more information.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 6, 2023 – Hyundai Motor America is bringing in-vehicle payments to customers with the introduction of Hyundai Pay [i]. The Hyundai Pay system allows customers to find and pay for things with their vehicle’s touchscreen using securely stored credit card information. Hyundai has partnered with Parkopedia to launch Hyundai Pay’s first service, a new parking payment system. This system enables U.S. drivers to locate, reserve and pay for parking at 6,000 locations – all from inside their vehicle, after an initial set-up. Hyundai Pay launches with the all-new 2024 Hyundai Kona available in dealerships this fall. An additional nine Hyundai models will get Hyundai Pay via model year changes or over-the-air updates and include Parkopedia parking payment services. In the future, the Hyundai Pay platform will also have additional features and electric vehicle related use cases.
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Through the integration of Parkopedia’s Payment Platform and extensive parking data, Hyundai provides a convenient and seamless parking experience for drivers, removing the stress of finding and paying for off-street garage parking, with on-street curbside services to be provided in a future update.
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