The Smart Selangor Parking (SSP) system, which allows the public to make payments for parking and vehicle summonses through a smartphone app, is expected to be implemented at all 12 local authorities (PBT) in Selangor next year.

According to Bernama, the director of Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU, developer of the SSP) Dr Fahmi Ngah said, as a start, the SSP will be installed at five local authorities, which are the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ), Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp), Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) and Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) beginning July 1, 2018.

Fahmi said the system will simplify the process of paying parking fees or compounds and removes the need to source for a coupon agent. The move to implement SSP is also in line with the state government’s wish to make Selangor a Smart State.

“Through the SSP, users can top-up an account through a dedicated smartphone app, which can be used to pay parking fees and compounds within the designated ‘on street parking box’ at the aforementioned local authorities,” he said. “Users can add credit to their SSP accounts via existing online banking systems such as Maybank2u, CIMB Clicks, Ambank Online and Boost e-wallet,” explained Fahmi at the SSP Phase 1 launch.

He also said the SSDU is working together with the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) on a pilot project to oversee the SSP’s operations, and make sure that it works smoothly for both users and local authorities. The project, which started on May 1 and ends on June 30, is being conducted in Dataran Sunway, PJU 5, Kota Damansara and involves approximately 1,522 ‘on street’ parking spots.

Fahmi noted that the parking fee with SSP is based on the existing rate set by the respective councils. The SSP is reportedly based on a zero-cost business model, but it’s unclear if it will entirely replace the traditional coupon system.

What do you think of this, guys? Will this be your preferred method of paying for parking, or do you prefer using parking coupons instead? Comment below!