John's cellphone is dead again. But that's okay! John has the Pied app already. The kiosk prompts John to enter his phone, and confirms that he is parked in that location. He can pay and leave the lot, even with a dead phone!
Frank is not very comfortable with technology. At certain businesses, he can have his parking validated before returning to his car, and submit a ticket at lot kiosk. Pied can integrate payment, billing and opt-in to autopay for future visits with the businesses' existing systems.
If N: Olivia enters her license plate and pays by credit card. Edge processing links Olivia's license plate to her credit card (anonymous unique token ID).