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Parkopedia partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across

Industry-leading connected car solution providers Parkopedia and ThinxNet,
have partnered to improve the refuelling experience for drivers, automakers
and fuelling stations across Europe, through intelligent connected solutions
that enable drivers to pay for their fuel directly through their vehicle
head unit.

As part of the single API, which powers the ‘pay-at-the-pump’ application of
Parkopedia’s payment platform, ThinxNet uses state-of-the-art, cloud-based
technology to ensure payments at the fuel pump can be seamlessly completed
from inside the vehicle. Drivers are able to refuel quickly, cheaply and
safely – negating the need to step away from the vehicle or enter a kiosk to
pay.

ThinxNet’s solution is currently available at more than 1400 fuelling
stations in Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands, with more to
follow in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and the rest of Europe.

Parkopedia’s new multi-domain payment platform is an extension of the
company’s existing parking payment solution, which is currently in use by
various leading global automakers. The latest platform will now also include
payments for fuelling, as well as other vehicle-centric services, such as
Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and tolls via a single sign-on solution,
removing the need for drivers to maintain multiple apps and accounts for
their on-the-road payment needs.

Parkopedia’s integrated solution manages the full aggregation and payment
flow between providers into a single payment platform, working with wider
vehicle sensors to enable a seamless and complete digital fuelling
experience for the driver.

Once a driver is notified that fuel is low, they will be presented with live
fuel pricing for comparison and guided to their preferred station. Once
on-site, the platform activates the pump, initiates the transaction and
safely manages the payment from the vehicle. Discounts and loyalty offers
can be applied automatically, as well as the mailing of electronic receipts
– delivering a heightened level of connected service to drivers and
simplifying management for automakers.

Hans Puvogel, COO at Parkopedia, commented: “We are delighted to partner
with ThinxNet, and integrate essential pay-at-the-pump fuelling services for
drivers into our recently announced payment platform. Our relationships with
key connected vehicle service providers are a vital aspect of why we are
already the market leader for in-vehicle parking payments. As we expand
across further vehicle-centric payment services, we need partners that are
aligned with us in delivering exceptional connected services that enhance
the journey for drivers.”

Sandra Dax, CEO at ThinxNet, added: “The partnership with Parkopedia is a
logical next step for us to fulfil our vision of hassle-free, secure and
reliable transactions around the car. We are convinced that a seamless
in-car experience is a key driver for the adoption of connected services
like digital fuelling.”

For more details on Parkopedia’s payment platform or to contact the team,
please visit: https://business.parkopedia.com/in-car-payment-platform

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