“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs …” – ParkNews.biz 09/15-09/21/2020
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs …” – If, Rudyard Kipling
Amygdala Hijack can happen to any of us especially during the current circumstances. Yet, as Kipling guides us, “If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”
This past week on ParkNews.biz here are some parking industry leaders, moving forward, creating, adding value and solving challenges.
PayByPhone brings contactless parking into 10 new locations amongst them, Cleveland, OH, Albuquerque, NM and Camden, NJ. Roamy Valera, PayByPhone CEO said: “With the addition of the PayByPhone app, residents, visitors, students, and workers in these communities now have access to a seamless, safe, and contactless parking experience.”
Coord comes to Omaha, NE to create Smart Zones to better manage curbside loading and thus reducing congestion and improving safety.
Once again Brandy Stanley and City of Las Vegas leads the way in collaboration. Together with Arrive and Flowbird the Las Vegas Parking Services they provide a better parking experience for us the customers. Using the tap-to-pay service, a driver can pull up to a parking garage or available street-level spot, scan an NFC tag or QR code with a smartphone and complete the transaction with or without an app. Payment is handled by Apple Pay, Google Pay or via credit card.
“I think it makes it a lot easier for people to pay,” said Brandy Stanley, parking services manager for the city of Las Vegas. “Most of the payment options we present to people take time. You have to use your credit card or coins at a meter, or you have to download an app. This takes hardly any time at all.”
One benefit, she said, is reducing customer complaints over violations. “[People] will contact us if they get a parking citation because the technology we presented them doesn’t work. And we have gotten none of those requests with regards to the QR code and the NFC tag,” Stanley said.
Phoenix Motorcars wins grant with Houston Metro and EasyMile for development of first FMVSS compliant autonomous shuttle bus in the US.
University of Victoria, Canada collaborates with HonkMobile to bring new parking app.
Endera, a technology company specializing in commercial electric vehicles, charging stations and software solutions, delivered 18 all-electric passenger shuttles to ACE Parking, for use at the San Diego International Airport. By the end of 2020, 29 all-electric vehicles will be delivered, making it the largest deployment of an all-electric fleet at a US airport.
Last week, also majority of parking industry were attending NPA’s PMX Live. Our John Van Horn wondered the floor and wrote a few blogs worth reading. One of them asks some questions that gets us energized to move our parking industry forward. Please check out John’s blogs on Parking Today.
At NPA’s PMX Live, Toledo Ticket Company announced their “new identity” as Toledo Ticket Technologies. The link to Tom Carter’s youtube video is on ParkNews.biz.
Also at PMX Live, Andi Campbell, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources at LAZ Parking, has been awarded the 2020 Women in Parking IMPACT Award, LAZ CEO Alan Lazowski.
And last but not least, Advanced Parking Concepts (APC) received the “Innovator of the Year Award”!
Other partnerships in the news are SpotAngels and WhereiPark and INRIX and HERE building end to end parking ecosystem.
So much more daily on ParkNews.biz to energize us, so we all can have “If” alive in our hearts and in our daily steps.