ACO Tech, a company jointly owned by PROTON, Altel, and ECARX, today announced the integration of Sarawak’s homegrown smart payment solution Pay & Go with its ATLAS infotainment head unit (IHU) software to provide seamless off-street parking payments for motorists.
This first-of-its-kind partnership in Malaysia was formalised via a Product Integration Agreement (PIA) and aims to enhance user convenience and elevate driving experience. Present at the PIA exchange ceremony were ACO Tech Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Li Pu, and Pay & Go Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Eddie Wee. The exchange was witnessed by the Premier of Sarawak, YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin
Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PROTON, Mr. Roslan Abdullah, and was held at the World Congress on Innovation & Technology 2023 (WCIT 2023) in Kuching, Sarawak.
Pay & Go’s smart parking solution enables users to make parking payments directly in-car with just a tap on the display; it does away with physical parking tickets or the need to reach for a mobile phon1. Through the partnership with ACO Tech, this convenient solution will be integrated into selected PROTON models equipped with Malaysia’s first dedicated automotive operating system, ATLAS OS.
Pay & Go utilises license plate recognition technology to eliminate the need for autopay machines. Once users save their number plates in their Pay & Go account, they can use credits that can be purchased in-app to make payments directly from the IHU before approaching the exit. QR payment via local payment gateway S Pay Global is also supported. Additionally, upcoming software updates will enable users to pay directly from their ATLAS Pay e-wallet accounts.
Available starting from 4 October 2023, the PROTON X70 with ATLAS IHU will be the first model to roll out this innovative integration. Pay & Go will soon be made available in more connected PROTON models, starting with the X-series, via over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
ACO Tech Chief Executive Officer Mr. Li Pu said, “Central to ACO Tech solutions is our innovation to provide convenience and enhance the overall driving experience for customers. By collaborating with likeminded partners such as Pay & Go who have similar value propositions, we now offer a customer-centric solution for parking via our IHU. The integration of Pay & Go into ATLAS underscores our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions to our valued customers. We aim to make the driving experience more convenient and enjoyable for motorists and will continue innovating to shape the future of automotive technology.”
Pay & Go Chief Executive Officer Mr. Eddie Wee said, “Pay & Go is more than just a Smart Parking Solutions provider. Our value proposition is enabling lifestyle convenience for users. We are delighted to collaborate with ACO Tech to integrate more of our in-car lifestyle solutions in PROTON models to enhance overall customer experience. We have plans to roll out more features in the ATLAS system such as eReservation for F&B and Parking Space Reservation, among other things, in the near future.”
Pay & Go services are currently available in 28 locations primarily in Kuching and will be expanded to more areas, especially in the Klang Valley.
For more information about the smart parking integration, please visit ACO Tech’s official website, Facebook or Instagram pages, and Pay & Go official website, Facebook or WhatsApp to 010-200 3988.