App for parking in Penang launched


GEORGE TOWN (Aug 18): The Penang Smart Parking System (PSP) app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The Google Play download will be available after midnight. 

The Star reports that Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the first 10,000 users after the launch of PSP will be entitled to RM5 worth of free credits.

"This is to encourage the public to utilise e-wallet technologies such as Boost, Touch 'n Go and Grab Pay as we are heading towards a smart state.

"It may take one to two years for people to get used to the system.

"Like all new initiatives, anything new would require behavioural change and a change in mindset for people to embrace and adopt the new system.

"We hope with the implementation of this system, people can slowly shift towards using smart parking," he was quoted as saying at the launch.

The app was earlier reported as having a launch date set in August 2020. 

PSP directs drivers to available parking spots that are vacant, in real time. If parking in the area is not available, the nearest alternatives will be suggested.


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