Deutsche Telekom shows contactless parking technology
Eric William Pitts of Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is within months of moving into full-scale operation of its new-generation contactless payment kiosks as it tests the technology with initial users.
Pilot schemes are already under way for two versions of its MyWallet Kiosk system, Compact and Flexible. Compact processes any card, including those with PIN entry, while Flexible is optimised for payment schemes with contactless or EMV chip and no PIN entry.
The equipment is being shown at Intertraffic for the first time and is anticipated to be ready for full operation over the summer.
“We are now offering these payment modules to any parking systems integrator or parking pay station manufacturer,” said Deutsche Telekom’s head of product management, Jürgen Göbel at the show. Both Visa and MasterCard had signed up to the new equipment, he added.
The new systems accept payment using contactless cards or mobile phones equipped with near field communication (NFC) technology, said Göbel. They will be available for both on-street and off-street parking systems.