Payment specialist Wirecard has teamed up with contactless smart card provider evopark to develop a new solution to simplify car parking payments in Germany.

The agreement will see evopark’s existing app being integrated with Wirecard’s mobile payment and loyalty features.

evopark’s smart parking card is used to make cashless payments at 70 car parks across Germany. This service is complemented by an app that shows the user available parking spaces in participating car parks and also offers directions if desired.

evopark intends to further develop this app in partnership with Wirecard to allow users to pay via the app and receive cashback from retailers located near car parks.

evopark founder and CEO Tobias Weiper said: “Together, we are transforming trips to town into an experience. Today, looking for parking spaces, buying tickets and queuing at paying stations are already a thing of the past for evopark customers.

“Our aim for the future is for our customers to additionally pay directly via the app and to be able to take advantage of discounts or loyalty offers. In Wirecard, we have found an experienced and innovative partner that will support us in implementing our vision.”