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Parking, bike share, taxis: Will we soon be able to pay for everything in Google Maps?

/ 06:13 PM September 05, 2020
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Google Maps can integrate parking meter service Passport in Austin, Texas, United States. Image: courtesy of Passport via AFP Relaxnews

Google Maps went from a straightforward mapping and geolocation service to a sprawling platform. As Maps enables access to an increasing number of services, most of the times users are rerouted to dedicated applications.

But Google would like to consolidate it all, by providing a payment service without the user exiting Maps.

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Google is already testing this new integrated feature in Austin, Texas, thanks to local parking service Passport. Drivers can now pay directly in Maps, via Google Pay.

In the near future, Google Maps will be able to integrate dozens of services, therefore limiting the need to download multiple third-party apps. IB

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TOPICS: Apps, geolocation, Google, Google Maps, Texas, United States
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