QR Code Parking Is Pretty Cool

This parking payment system is in place under Sinan Mansions (思南公馆) in Shanghai:




Basically, your license plate gets scanned on the way in, and on the way out you just scan the QR code, input your license plate number, and pay with WeChat or AliPay. The gate opens automatically on your way out.

You have to remember to scan the QR code, but these are posted all around the parking garage, and it’s way more convenient then finding a little cashier’s office or paying at a booth at the gate.

This same parking garage has “eCars” for rent.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. but what happens if left your mobile phone at home

  2. light487 Says: May 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    We have that here in Australia. There’s no QR code to scan though. You just use the payment terminal at the exit. Can use card or phone to pay. Your plate gets scanned both on the way in and on the way out. If you’re under the time limit and don’t have to pay, you can almost get out without slowing down.. almost.

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