BMW is incorporating the RingGo in-car parking application into more than 150,000 of its models across the UK.
The RingGo application is accessed via the car’s on-board iDrive infotainment system, simplifying the process of making payment for parking. Drivers can make a seamless transition from navigation, to parking and finally paying – all through their in-car touchscreen without the need for a phone or cash.
This partnership between BMW and RingGo eliminates the need for drivers to carry cash for parking meters and avoids the hassle associated with making calls to automated phone payment services, ensuring a frictionless and easy experience.
Chris Hollis, ConnectedDrive & Technologies Product Manager at BMW said: “We are delighted to have worked closely with RingGo to give our customers an intuitive, helpful experience that brings all of their parking needs together in one place. The new feature will be delivered as an integrated vehicle app and installed automatically over-the-air on all BMW vehicles in the UK which have Operating System 7 and built from July 2018.”
Peter O’Driscoll, UK Managing Director of RingGo, described the partnership with BMW as a ”joint venture with motorists at the heart of the solution”.
“This is another demonstration of the rapid evolution of integrated motoring, parking and mobility services, which puts motorists in control and removes any barriers in transitioning from one to another. We are all about doing everything we can to improve the experiences of our users,” he said.