SMS4Parking® provides the users with the point of sale system for parking services at each user’s cell phone or at parking web portal. All charges for parking services are available 24/7. Parking charges can be flexible (multiple pricing for different time periods or special events) and the whole city can be divided into different parking zones with different business models (i.e. downtown can have one or two hours maximum parking restrictions, surcharge for certain streets or certain time periods. This will also increase a turnaround of each parking space and also provide for the full efficiency (i.e. if someone finds the meter that has 45 minutes left there is no new charge resulting from such parking-in our scenario every net transaction starts from 0).
Available DIGITAL PARKING PAYMENT SERVICES ARE: SMS PARKING PAYMENT , CREDIT CARD PARKING PAYMENT, IVR PARKING PAYMENT
CASHLESS PARKING & MORE
If the user wants to pay for the parking via a cellular phone all he/she has to do is send an SMS to a certain (5-7 digit number) along with the car plates identification in the body of the SMS message. Different parking zones will have different corresponding numbers (if so desired by the city) or all the parking fees can be uniform and charged to one SMS number. In the matter of few minutes the user will receive a message confirming the payment and the duration of the paid parking time with the following information: parking zone, transaction number, car registration number, the exact expiration of the paid parking time and the total price charged. Certain time before the paid parking time is about to expire CPMS will send a message to the user certain time before the paid time is about to expire (usually 5-15minutes before) providing for an option to pay for another time period (if allowed by the pre-programmed business process)..
The user may simultaneously pay for parking in many different parking zones and/or for more than one vehicle (parking which has been paid for previously will not be cancelled by subsequent payments). Mobile parking payment is available 24 hours a day. It is charged according to the prescribed times in which payment collection must be made. The 24-hour a day availability of m-payment also carries the possibility of paying for the first hour of parking for the following working day, even if executed outside working hours
CREDIT CARD PARKING PAYMENT (ADDITIONAL PARKING PAYMENT METHOD FOR COMMERCIAL PHASE )
CPMS offers possibility of parking charging on the Credit Card of consumer. This option requires integration with the CREDIT CARD processing company, and usage of MOBILE PARKING PAYMENT APPLICATIONS and/or e-commerce WEB/WAP PARKING PORTALS.
We are offering both MOBILE PARKING PAYMENT APPLICATION ( for ANDROID and iOS mobile phones ) and WEB/WAP PARKING PORTAL ( PARKING SHOP ) as features for the COMMERCIAL STAGE of the project.
MOBILE PARKING PAYMENT APPLICATION
The mobile parking payment application (MPPA) is a client application installed on the user’s mobile device (usually a phone, although tablet computers and music players running one of the supported operating systems can be used as well).
Once the application is installed, the user can use it to pay for parking in one of the following two ways:
- Sending an SMS message to a designated short number (the parking fee is then charged via the mobile operator’s platform).
- Making payment over an internet (HTTPS) connection to one of our servers. In this case, the user’s credit card is billed directly.