Hyundai lets you pay to park using your new Kona’s touchscreen

No more Hyundai logo on the steering wheel of the new Kona — or on that of the new Sonata, either. We smell a redesign ... Hyundai

This fall, Hyundai Motor America is bringing in-vehicle payments to customers with the introduction of Hyundai Pay, rolling out in the redesigned, 2024-model-year Kona. The system allows customers to find and pay for items with the crossover’s touchscreen using “securely stored” credit card information.

Hyundai has partnered with Parkopedia to launch Hyundai Pay’s first service, a new parking payment system. It enables U.S. drivers to locate, reserve, and pay for parking at 6000 locations from inside the vehicle. Besides the Kona, an additional nine Hyundai models will get Hyundai Pay via model year changes or over-the-air updates and include Parkopedia parking payment services. In the future, the Hyundai Pay platform will also have additional features and electric vehicle–related use cases. 

Parkopedia is the leading connected-car services provider used by automakers, organizations, and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, fuel, and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia can also help you find EV chargers; given the presence of a battery-powered model in the Kona portfolio, expect Hyundai to expand the partnership to make life easier for buyers of the Kona Electric, shown below.

2024 Hyundai Kona Electric exterior rear three quarter
2024 Kona Electric Hyundai

“Hyundai Pay is the latest example of our continuous advancements in smart mobility and software-defined vehicles,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy for Hyundai Motor North America. “With Hyundai Pay’s scalable e-commerce platform, we can elevate customer convenience and extend their digital reach by making everyday needs—like finding and paying for parking—easier, swifter, and safer via our connected-car, integrated-cockpit, and secure-transaction technology.”

“American motorists report significant challenges in finding parking and a distinct desire for in-car parking services, with U.S. Hyundai drivers showing a particular interest in accessing parking information through their vehicles,” said Hans Puvogel, chief operating officer at Parkopedia. “We are proud to be the first in-car commerce service to launch on the Hyundai Pay platform, which shows significant faith in the auto-grade quality of our services from one of the leading automakers. We look forward to additional models and vehicle services going live in the future.”

Hyundai pay subscription model infotainment menu




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