After decades of development, parking timers in major U.S. cities have been able to accept not only coin-operated payments, but also credit cards and credit cards, according tomedia CNET. Unfortunately, the advent of more features of smart timers means new levels of complexity and technology. New York City’s parking meters are denying people credit and debit card payments, according to a report released Friday by The New York Times.
It is understood that the credit card payment system used for parking timers was developed by a French company called Parkeon, whose payment system software does not identify the date after January 1, 2020. As a result, the system is now completely down because Parkeon has not updated its software.
But the machines are still accepting coins, and the ParkNYC app also appears to be working, according to the New York Department of Transportation. The New York City government is working to fix the problem, but the city’s five boroughs have a combined 14,000 parking meters, so it may take some time.