New York City is considering using Touch ID to pay for packing tickets
The city of New York is considering new measures (PDF) that would allow drivers to pay their parking tickets with alternative payment methods like Apple Pay, PayPal, and Bitcoin, reportsMarketWatch. Currently, the city says it is collecting roughly $600 million in parking ticket revenue each year, as the region’s Department of Finance is looking for a “convenient way for motorists to expeditiously pay their parking tickets via a smartphone or mobile device.”
Apparently New York is interested in quicker payments on parking tickets and faster processing. Legally however users are proving their criminal involvement from a legal standpoint and tying it to their fingerprints. Who knows what other kind of implications this could lead to in the future.