Parking and urban mobility technology leader Flowbird is introducing a ‘Check-in, Check-out’ payment option for pay and display schemes.
The new functionality, which is being demonstrated for the first time at Parkex, enables motorists to pre-authorise a credit card at the company’s StradaPAL and WebTerminal machines at the beginning of a parking period, rather than estimating the length of stay. The payment amount is confirmed when the card is re-entered prior to departure.
“Check-In, Check-Out is a quick, convenient and secure method of providing parking payment flexibility for users,” said David Lloyd, Flowbird Marketing Manager. “It offers peace-of-mind by removing the risk of a penalty notice for exceeding purchased time and ensures that motorists pay only for the duration of stay – and there’s no need to display a ticket inside the vehicle.”
The payment method also provides users with the flexibility to authorise payment at one terminal and then ‘Check out’ via another terminal on the same network.
Flowbird terminals will continue to provide conventional pay and display pre-payments alongside Check-In, Check-Out. The payment option is already available via Flowbird WebTerminals and is available as a software and colour display upgrade for Strada PAL terminals.
Parkeon and Cale have merged to create Flowbird, the world’s leading parking services and urban mobility company.
The name Flowbird expresses the innate ability of birds to navigate individually within crowded spaces; mirroring the benefits for people of the intelligent parking and multi-modal systems developed for towns and cities by Parkeon and Cale.
Flowbird’s group resources include 500 R&D engineers working on behalf of customers to push the boundaries of innovation in transportation hardware, software, sensor systems, machine-learning and AI, information security and mobile development.