Change In Parking Payments

By Chris on November 3, 2003

‘Park and ring’ scheme launched: A recently unveiled service in Edinburgh, Scotland allows motorists to pay parking lot charges using their cell phone, instead of having to search for loose change.

“Under the scheme, which was invented by Irish software firm ItsMobile, drivers calling a national hotline are asked to key in the parking meter’s identification number via a voice prompt.

An electronic instruction is then sent to the parking meter, which prints out the parking ticket to be stuck on the car windscreen, displayed in the usual manner as proof of payment.”