BMW drivers will now be able to use their in-car infotainment system to pay for parking after the car maker announced a partnership with online parking app RingGo.
The move means RingGo is now available in more than 150,000 BMW cars in the UK. The app is accessed via the car’s on-board iDrive infotainment system, simplifying the process of paying for parking without needing a phone or cash.
Chris Hollis, BMW connected drive & technologies product manager, 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.”
RingGo UK managing director Peter O’Driscoll said: “It 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.”
RingGo is the UK’s leading cashless parking app, serving more than 18 million customers in over 450 towns and cities nationwide. It is part of the Park Now Group, jointly owned by BMW Group and Daimler AG.