Parking app HonkMobile launched a virtual parking meter by the name of HonkTAP to make it easy for drivers to use their phones to pay for parking. Unlike other systems that require specific apps to be downloaded to process a payment, HonkTAP provides a seamless, app-free experience. Drivers are able to simply tap their smartphone on an NFC tag to pay for their parking spot with a service like Apple Pay. For older devices that can't make the most of the NFC feature, there is also the option to scan a QR code.
All the while offering a great deal of convenience to consumers today, the system also helps to save thousands of dollars that would otherwise need to be put towards traditional, space-consuming parking meters.