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Audi works on self-paying cars

2013-06-06 10:23

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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Comments
  • Stig De - 2013-06-06 11:38

    They must focus on my A4 B8 Steering which annoyingly vibrates when parking and every service agent thinks it’s a norm in all B8 and leave pay- parking to the mall owners

  • Hilton Carroll - 2013-06-06 13:44

    Will this also work at Mc Donald's drive thru's?! Cars are becoming way too complex - who fixes the electronics when they malfunction?

      Neil Russell - 2013-06-06 18:11

      Thats why most cars (generally euro cars)today are no good after their maintenace plan. I dont think there will be any classics in future either as their electronics wont survive 30+ years.

  • Willem de Lange - 2013-06-06 14:15

    E-tag?

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