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2013-06-06 10:23

NO COIN SEARCH NECESSARY: Audi is working on technology that will wirelessly pay for parking-fees. Image: Motorpress

INGOLSTADT, Germany - Rummaging around for coins at the car park could soon be a thing of the past if a new wireless payment system being tested by Audi catches on.

It's working on a pilot system called "Connect" which would enable drivers to pay car-park fees wirelessly and without getting out of the vehicle, reports Autobild.

IN AND OUT

The company is co-operating with the IFG car park company which administers 6200 spaces in multi-storey and underground garages in this Bavarian city.

A radio frequency identification transmitter attached to the windscreen of the car sends a signal to a reader on the car park barrier which permits entry and exit providing the correct fee has been paid.

Audi plans to equip 13 000 cars with the device as a pilot project before making the system available by the end of 2013.

Is this the solution for drivers that practically hang out their windows trying to reach the ticket machine? We sure hope so.



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