It can be used to park at all 1,100 public car parks that use paper coupons.
Motorcyclists and motorists driving heavy vehicles will now be able to use the pay parking app, Parking.sg, developed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing & Development Board (HDB), and Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).
According to a joint release, the app can be used to pay for parking at all 1,100 public car parks that currently use paper coupons.
Parking.sg was made available for cars on 1 October 2017.
Motorists can use the mobile app instead of coupons. They will have to key in their vehicle number, select the correct car park code, indicate their parking duration and start parking.
The mobile app automatically calculates the charges that motorists have to pay based on 30-minute blocks. If motorists end their parking session earlier, they will receive a refund and will only be charged on a per minute basis.
Parking charges for motorcycles will be capped at 65 cents per day or night session per car park, similar to current rates.
The mobile app will prompt motorists when their parking session is about to expire so they can extend the duration of their parking session.
To date, the app has already been downloaded more than 300,000 times on iOS and Android. Moreover, approximately 152,000 unique vehicles have registered more than a million parking sessions.
The agencies reminded motorists that wish to use their parking coupons can still do so, as parking coupons remain in use.
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