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eleven-x Unveils eXactnav to Provide Drivers With Easy Real-Time Parking Space Visibility and Navigation

October 03, 2023




eleven-x Unveils eXactnav to Provide Drivers With Easy

Real-Time Parking Space Visibility and Navigation




Innovative app features multiple wayfinding and personalization options, giving drivers a faster and more convenient way to find parking

WATERLOO, ON,  – eleven-x™, a leading IoT and Smart City technology company specializing in accurate, real-time stall occupancy monitoring, today announced the launch of eXactnav™ – a proprietary navigation app to help drivers easily and quickly find available parking. The app seamlessly integrates with the company’s award-winning, smart parking technology solution, eXactpark™ to provide real-time parking information and flexible navigation options to open spaces. By assisting drivers in finding suitable parking, eXactnav helps reduce searching and improves mobility and sustainability while supporting greater community safety and balanced stall use.

The comprehensive app offers multiple navigation options that drivers can choose from:

  • Spot – drivers can choose a specific parking stall and the app will provide navigation to that exact spot. Importantly, since the app integrates with eXactpark’s real-time parking data, if the space becomes occupied while a user is driving to it, the app suggests other available options
  • Destination – when going to a specific destination, the user can select the area on the eXactnav app to see available nearby parking spaces
  • Zone – users can search for available parking options within a certain area or radius of the city/location

Drivers can filter to find parking availability by space type including paid, free or reserved parking; handicap accessible spaces; electric vehicle charging stalls; parking zones with time or loading limits (like quick stop/15-minute parking) and motorcycle stalls. These settings can also be saved on the app for later use.

“eXactnav furthers our mission to improve the parking experience for all,” said Dan Mathers, CEO, eleven-x. “Drivers will appreciate the app’s stress-free navigation and personalization options. Additionally, for the cities and institutions who are already leveraging our eXactpark smart parking solution, eXactnav is another powerful asset that will help them further reduce traffic and improve mobility.”

Additional unique features that make the app stress-free for drivers and enable them to customize it include:

  • Future Availability – drivers can select a space in advance and receive a notification when it becomes available, allowing people to plan in advance.
  • Parking History & Favorites – maintains a history of users’ parking sessions and allows them to save their favorite parking locations or zones for quick access in the future.
  • Accessibility – has features like text-to-speech input, high contrast text / background design and larger font size settings.

The smart parking app, which is set to launch this fall, is compatible with Android phones (versions 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13) on Google Maps and iOS devices (versions 15 and 16) with Apple or Google Maps. For more information, please visit

About eleven-x Inc. 

eleven-x™ is an industry leading IoT and Smart City technology company focused on improving the parking experience for all with its award-winning, smart parking technology solution, eXactpark™. A comprehensive software platform, eXactpark enables drivers to find available parking quickly and easily in real-time while delivering accurate and reliable 24/7 data to enable numerous use cases including curbside management, demand-based pricing and improved compliance while helping optimize parking resources. Powered by the patented SPS-X™ wireless space occupancy sensor, eXactpark reduces traffic, improves safety and lowers GHG emissions. The solution is being utilized by cities and institutions across North America to successfully address mobility challenges. Customers rely on the company’s world-renowned expertise for an easy-to-use, fully scalable smart solution to deliver better services. Visit for more information and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.


October 02, 2023





Washington, DC — Keith B. Jones, Managing Partner, Executive Chairman and Owner of ACE Parking, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Parking Association (NPA). ACE was a founding member of the NPA which was formed in 1951 to provide industry research, education, and advocacy, and represents over 100,000 parking professionals. Their board is responsible for cultivating the organization’s mission,vision, and strategic direction for the advancement of the parking industry and its people.

Keith B. Jones oversees corporate strategy for ACE, a leading parking management provider for municipal, commercial, hospitality and healthcare industries. His vision brings a cutting edge to ACE’s traditional values, and he has successfully established the company as an innovator in parking technology and operations. Jones has served on many boards including the Young Presidents Organization, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. He has also ledphilanthropic efforts in partnership with groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association, the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, Susan G. Komen, the Junior League, the Children's Miracle Network, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital. Jones will contribute his experience, leadership, and vision to help actualize the group’s long-term goals, set association policies, and establish program direction.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be elected to this board with so many esteemed, accomplished, and knowledgeable professionals,” Jones said. “I’m inspired by the opportunities ahead and motivated to support and contribute to the NPA’s efforts.” Christine Banning, NPA President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to welcome stellar nationalleaders to the NPA Board of Directors. Their depth of experience and focus on mobility, parker experience, and theparking asset bring a comprehensive perspective on the industry and its future growth and development.”


Founded in 1950, ACE is a third generation, family-owned business which has grown to become the nation’s largest privately-owned parking and mobility company. With a 73-year history of emphasizing service, revenue generation, and innovation, ACE currently operates in over 1,000 locations, coast to coast, servicing nearly 500,000 customers per day. ACE manages over $1B in gross revenue annually and employs over 7,000 team members. For additional information, please visit

TEZ Technology Elevates Sales Team with Two New Director Appointments

September 29, 2023




TEZ Technology Elevates Sales Team with Two New Director Appointments




TEZ Technology (TEZ), the parking industry’s leading developer of app-free, ticketless solutions proudly announces the promotion of two key team members to Director roles. Andrew Sherstad assumes the role of Director of Sales, East US and Mark Berglund as Director of Sales, West US.

Andrew and Mark will spearhead TEZ’s expanding sales force as we continue our nationwide growth. Their leadership will play a pivotal role in advancing TEZ into the future as they work with clients to implement our innovative solution suite.


Andrew Sherstad joined TEZ in 2017 as a Regional Sales Manager. With over 20 years of experience in the technology, parking, and mobility sectors, Andrew excels in various roles including sales, management, and ownership. Working closely with the TEZ team, he has successfully implemented strategies that have significantly contributed to the company’s increasing market share and customer satisfaction levels.

Beyond his professional achievements, Andrew takes immense pride in teaching and developing talent by leveraging his extensive industry knowledge to empower the next generation of professionals. His teaching passion will be invaluable as he transitions into a sales leadership position. Andrew is a member of several parking and mobility industry organizations including NPA, IPMI, BOMA, PAV, MAPA, CPTA, NYSPTA, PPA, and NEPC.


Mark Berglund joined TEZ in 2017 as well. As a 25-year technology professional, he has worked with organizations ranging from small start-ups to multibillion-dollar companies to maximize their operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction through technology adoption. With a current focus on SaaS parking, he has attained considerable experience understanding parking technology needs across multiple industries including hospitality, mixed-use, municipal, airport, and retail. Mark has helped provide countless organizations with the information and resources needed to maximize revenue, streamline operations, and provide best-in-class customer satisfaction. Mark is a member of several parking and mobility industry organizations including SWPTA, PIPTA, CMPA, IPMI, and NPA.

TEZ has experienced tremendous growth, and through these appointments that momentum will continue. Andrew and Mark will help lead our growing sales team, which recently welcomed several new Regional Sales Managers and Account Managers as well. This announcement highlights TEZ’s commitment to growing our sales team, supporting our clients, and continuing to expand the TEZ brand.

TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “As we continue to pave the way in advancing parking technology with our app-free, ticketless solutions, we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the well-deserved appointments of Andrew and Mark to Director roles. Their extensive experience and dedication to excellence make them ideal leaders to help guide TEZ into the future. With their expertise, TEZ will continue to innovate and transform the parking landscape, providing the best possible experiences for our clients.”

About TEZ Technology

TEZ has long been at the forefront of connecting drivers and parking facility owners and operators, becoming the go-to technology for app-free, ticketless valet and self-park solutions. TEZ’s innovative solution suite includes SMS Valet, TEXT2PARK, PERMIT2PARK, TARGETADNETWORK, LOTMONITOR, TEXT4BAGS, and LENZ by TEZ. For more information visit


September 28, 2023





New Street Foods Competition kicks off at LA Auto Show on November 18-19, with complimentary access included for Auto Show ticket holders


LOS ANGELES (September 28, 2023) – The Los Angeles Auto Show® is delighted to host a new taste bud revolution when the USA Street Food Awards ( makes its grand debut in North America. Set to kick-off November 18-19 at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, the culinary event will celebrate the finest street food vendors in Los Angeles – the city that helped kick-start the food truck revolution!

Against LA’s vibrant backdrop, the first round in a nationwide hunt for North America’s first ever USA Street Food Champion will take place at the LA Auto Show. Founded in 2010 by the British broadcaster Richard Johnson, the awards have grown into an international sensation, currently taking place in 16 European countries and now making its debut in LA.

“Serving food on the streets of urban areas is a tradition that has been around for millennia, and today it’s what often connects thousands of Los Angeles commuters and pedestrians to the wonderfully diverse offerings of the world’s signature flavors. And with the rich history of street food in our city, it was a natural choice for us to host the first USA Street Food Awards, celebrating the link to the car culture capital of the world,” said Terri Toennies, President of LA Auto Show.

As every Angelino knows, food truck culture is a vibrant, dynamic facet of the city’s culinary scene, reflecting its diverse demographics and pioneering spirit. Historically rooted in the mobile taco trucks catering to late-night workers, the movement gained huge popularity more than 20 years ago, leading to the emergence of gourmet trucks serving a wide variety of flavors. The phenomenon has democratized gourmet food, making it accessible and affordable to everybody while providing chefs with a unique platform to experiment with fusion dishes and innovative flavors. As a result, the culture has grown, sprouting trucks to satisfy every craving, from vegan and organic to global cuisine, showcasing LA’s diverse culinary and ethnic landscape.

One of the primary attractions of the Street Food Awards is that visitors are able to eat, drink and vote their way around the competing food vendors. The awards are also judged by a panel of culinary experts, with each dish evaluated on taste, creativity, and presentation. The participants are invited to share the unique story behind their culinary journey, celebrating the mouthwatering flavors and highlight both the cultural significance and heritage behind each dish, which began on the streets of LA for many competitors.

The LA Auto Show®, one of the most influential and well-attended auto shows in the world, will provide the setting for the event. Annually drawing hundreds of thousands of auto aficionados from more than 50 different countries, the Street Food Awards will take place in tandem with the Auto Show on its first weekend, helping to feed and inspire the LA community of foodies and fervent car fans.

The Street Food Awards will then move across the United States, allowing food vendors in different cities to battle it out, with winners from each city heat competing for People’s Choice and Judges’ Favorite at the final round back in Los Angeles in November 2024 in the USA Street Foods Champion Cook-off. The events will continue throughout 2024, including Austin and New York. Other cities may be added throughout the year.

“My dream – when I launched the British Street Food Awards back in 2010 – was to bring this competition to the US. My first encounter with food trucks in America was what inspired me in the first place. So to finally celebrate the best US food trucks, and a whole way of eating that cities from coast to coast have gifted to the world, is a very special feeling,” said Richard Johnson.

This event will be co-hosted by Food Fleet, one of the premier mobile food solutions companies in the country. Founded by chef Jeff Mora, Food Fleet provides support for events of all sizes, including the LA Auto Show itself, ensuring visitors are served fresh, tasty food during the busiest days.

Visitors purchasing tickets to the LA Auto Show on November 18-19 will automatically be entitled to enter the Street Food Awards, taking place on the campus of the LA Convention Center. People wishing to only attend the Street Food Awards are able to purchase separate $5 tickets using the information below.

Visitors to the Street Food Awards will be able to purchase the food items being judged from each vendor. Sample packs can also be purchased for $20. The packs entitle attendees to obtain samples from three vendors and any number of sample packs can be purchased. A percentage of each sample pack purchase will go towards two organizations being supported by the Street Food Awards. These include Wave Foundation (, which supports sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems, and Streets International (, a social enterprise providing culinary training to at-risk youth. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.



Food fans wishing to attend the USA Street Food Awards can purchase tickets and sample packs in advance at Anybody who holds a ticket for the LA Auto Show on November 18-19 will automatically receive access to the Street Food Awards.

The 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show will be cashless. All tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or bank card, and will include complimentary admission to the USA Street Food Awards on the relevant days.

For additional show information visit



Working media representing a recognized outlet wishing to cover the Street Food Awards may contact Claudia Sanchez ( Judging will take place on November 19 and media will be invited to sample the dishes. Interviews with chefs and organizers will be available. Please note, a limited number of media places are available for this opportunity.



Registration is now open for the Media and Industry preview day on Thursday November 16. The LA Auto Show’s press and B2B gathering is an opportunity for the global community and key decision makers to gather in Southern California for the latest debuts, product announcements, networking opportunities and more.

Registration is accessible at



Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show® is widely recognized as one of the most influential shows globally. Reflective of its location, the show celebrates the love affair Angelenos have with their cars and offers a global platform to industry technology and innovation, synonymous with California.

The show runs for 10 full days over the Thanksgiving period and is a must-attend destination for many industry influencers, car enthusiasts and families wanting to enjoy a day out over the holiday season. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the LA Auto Show contributes several hundred million dollars to the local economy, stimulates the local job market, and is the number one revenue generator for the LA Convention Center.

For media inquiries, please email or Claudia Sanchez for Street Food Awards (


Direct Line Group takes the pain out of parking for car owners with AppyWay’s parking intelligence

September 27, 2023


Direct Line Group takes the pain out of parking for car owners with AppyWay’s parking intelligence




  • Direct Line Group has added AppyWay’s on-street parking maps and restriction data to Caha! their all-in-one car app aimed at providing a one-stop-shop for car owners.
  • AppyWay’s kerbside intelligence helps drivers to understand the confusion of complex restrictions, while navigating them directly to their destination, saving wasted mileage and fuel, and helping improve local air quality.
  • Now live, customers can save precious time and money by accessing the UK’s most comprehensive parking restriction dataset within Caha!

Wednesday 27th September 2023, London, UK, AppyWay, Europe’s most-awarded intelligent kerbside company has partnered with Direct Line Group, a leading UK insurance provider, to enhance the parking experience for its Caha! app users’. This collaboration integrates AppyWay’s on-street parking restriction data, aiming to save Caha! users time, money, and fuel during parking.

As urban parking regulations become more intricate, finding a suitable spot is often a frustrating and time-consuming task. AppyWay’s kerbside restriction data is renowned as the UK’s most comprehensive dataset. The integration of this dataset within Caha! empowers Direct Line Group’s users with accurate, up-to-date parking information. This knowledge enables smarter routes, kerbing unnecessary trips, congestion, and pollution.

“The car ownership landscape is extremely fragmented and challenging and one of the biggest challenges customers face on a day-to-day basis is parking, especially when in a congested city” said Andy Broadfield, Director of Partnerships at Direct Line Group. “By partnering with AppyWay, we are simplifying the parking experience for our users, making it more convenient and stress-free, enabling them to confidently navigate the ever-changing parking landscape and focus on enjoying the drive.”

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO of AppyWay adds, “We are delighted to have joined forces with Direct Line Group to bring AppyWay’s parking intelligence to their Caha! app. AppyWay’s granular destination maps help drivers save time, money and fuel while at the same time reducing congestion and pollution, and this collaboration allows us to reach even more car owners across the UK. By integrating our kerbside restriction data into Caha! we aim to Make Parking Forgettable™ for Direct Line’s customers and keep pounds in the pockets of drivers who are experiencing the squeeze of rising costs.”

Caha! already offers a wide range of features, including MOT & Tax reminders, local fuel prices, a digital document wallet and much more. The integration of AppyWay’s kerbside intelligence is a significant addition to the app’s functionality and is now live and available to all customers.

For interviews or further information:

Georgia Tomkins

Marketing Manager, AppyWay

07944 266 823


AppyWay exists to help cities decarbonise from the kerb up. We see the kerb as a catalyst – the key to powering progress with the most pressing urban mobility challenges.

Our platform of data, APIs and tools provide digital kerbside management solutions that enables sustainable mobility whilst better connecting cities with people and businesses.

Through close collaboration and industry leading partnerships, the AppyWay platform effectively acts as a ‘future mobility’ conduit between the public and private sector:


Our Traffic Suite is a better way to manage traffic orders. The all-in-one award-winning platform is designed to manage, centralise and make traffic orders easy. Transition from manual, text-based orders to automated, highly accurate map based orders – with the only platform built for traffic teams.

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Fleets and Drivers

AppyWay business solutions keep people, goods and cities flowing. A full eco-system of comprehensive kerbside data APIs, payment solutions and CAV integrations improves kerb interactions for local enterprises, customers, deliveries, and fleets alike.

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Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group (DLG) is one of the UK’s leading insurance companies. The Group’s vision is to create a world where insurance is personal, inclusive and a force for good. Through its well-known brands which include Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Darwin, NIG, Direct Line for Business and Green Flag, DLG helps people to carry on with their lives, giving them peace of mind now and in the future. Its brands offer a wide range of general insurance products across motor, home, commercial, travel, pet and rescue, both direct to customers and through price comparison websites and it underwrites insurance products distributed by its third-party partners. The Group believes that by embracing sustainable practices it creates a better corporate culture able to provide more reliable products and bring long-term rewards for its customers, people and shareholders.

Tracked Machines North America, Inc. Announces the Release of the CarMover XL, the Most Technologically Advanced Automotive Equipment for Automotive Industry for Automotive Dealerships, Repair Facilities, Collision Centers, Parking Companies, Etc.

September 26, 2023

Tracked Machines North America, Inc. Announces the Release of the CarMover XL, the Most Technologically Advanced Automotive Equipment for Automotive Industry for Automotive Dealerships, Repair Facilities, Collision Centers, Parking Companies, Etc.



ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2023  — Tracked Machines North America, Inc., is proud to announce the North American Release of the CarMoverXL into the North American Automotive Industry. The CarMover has been named the “The most Technological Advancement in made in the Automotive Industry!” No other equipment available has the capability to do this in this manner with ease.

The CarMoverXL, is operated by lithium-batteries and the machine maneuvers under a vehicle and picks a vehicle up by all four-wheels and then moves and transports the vehicle from one area to another. Outside to Inside a mechanic’s work area or from one parking spot to another.


This equipment is designed to be used by automobile dealers and repair service centers and body shops that have disabled or wrecked vehicles that need to be moved. The CarMoverXL has the ability to pick-up the heavy weighted EV’s and able to stretch-out to handle the long length of the most vehicles.

The Tracked Machines offers the CarMoverXL to Automotive Industry that helps move disable vehicles without having to touch the vehicle or the need of entry and keys.

The CarMoverXL® is new cutting-edge technology that brings a simple solution to complex problems related to fragile vehicle components and excessive vehicle weight. This machine solves the international problems associated with towing and transporting European Vehicles and Electric Vehicles (EV’s).

EV’s do not roll because they have no ability to shift into neutral and most often do not have winch-cable connection points that allow it to be pulled onto a flatbed. European vehicle undercarriages are made of soft-aluminum or magnesium alloy metals that easily bend the vehicle frame and EV’s possess lithium batteries that a wheel-lift wrecker cannot be used due to the damage they cause vehicle damages and EV thermal runaway fires have become such a major issue with the Automobile Industry.

The CarMoverXL® is the first electric machine designed to pick up vehicles by all four wheels. It is adaptable to meet all different vehicle sizes that are disabled on flat-paved surfaces. The machine is operated by lithium batteries and very user-friendly. This equipment is designed to pick up heavy electric vehicles or long wheel-base vehicles located on hard, flat surfaces like parking lots, inside repair facilities, warehouses, and body shops with cement or resin floors. The machine can maneuver vehicles in and out of tight areas or workspaces. Because it is electric, it does not emit exhaust or fumes, so it can conveniently be used indoors in body shops and warehouses.

Equally impressive, both the TowTrack® and the CarMover XL® can transport disabled vehicles up to 2.5 tons/2,500 kilograms without the need for keys or vehicle entry.

Tracked Machines North America, Inc. in Atlanta Georgia is the North America Distributor of the TowTrack, TowTrackXL, CarMoverXL and the Erclues Tracked Forklift. These machines are that is manufactured in Verona Italy. The TowTrack and CarMoverXL will be showcased at the 2023 SEMA Automotive Show in Las Vegas from October 31 to November 3, 2023. The TowTrack and CarMoverXL Machines are the “Most Technologically Advanced Automotive Equipment in the World!” and will change the Automotive Industry by solving the movement issues that plague the EV movement issues experienced by dealerships and repair facilities.

Tracked Machines North America, Inc.
(770) 677-5766

Beam Global Completes Initial Deployment of Solar-Powered EV ARC™ Electric Vehicle Charging Systems for Top Global Automotive Manufacturer

September 26, 2023


Beam Global Completes Initial Deployment of Solar-Powered EV ARC™ Electric Vehicle Charging Systems for Top Global Automotive Manufacturer


SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2023  — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced today that it has successfully and quickly completed an initial deployment for a well-known global automotive company of their first order of EV ARC™ solar-powered off-grid EV charging systems.

“Working with a global, name-brand, automotive manufacturer is both a further validation of our products’ capabilities and a continued indication of the mainstream adoption of our technology,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “While we cannot disclose additional details at this time, what we can confirm is that the initial order and deployment has come from one of the world’s top automotive manufacturers and that we believe it bodes well for the adoption, sustainability and further development of our products.”

Solar-powered EV ARC™ electric vehicle charging infrastructure products are rapidly deployed, at scale, with no digging, no construction and no electrical work. Off-grid and 100% solar-powered, EV ARC™ systems generate and store their own clean electricity and deliver that energy to any quality brand charger the customer chooses. The EV charger is pre-installed on the EV ARC™ at the Beam Global factory and arrives at the customer site ready to charge EVs. The optional Emergency Power Panel can serve communities and first responders with 120V and 240V electric outlets in grid outages or in case of an emergency.

For more information on purchasing Beam EV ARC™ ready-to-deploy sustainable EV charging solutions please contact The Beam Team at 858-799-4583 or

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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Parking Vet Writes Another Book from Behind the Scenes of a Parking Authority!

September 22, 2023


Parking Vet Writes Another Book from Behind the Scenes of a Parking Authority!




Following his successful and groundbreaking first book, which is commonly described as “a parking -cult classic memoir”, The Quirky World of Parking, Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, a certified parking professional (yes, there is such athing) and 40-year veteran of the industry, has unearthed even more outrageous and crazy stories. Among the many stories:

  • You will findout why Cohen was featured on the HBO show, How to with John
  • Is there really a meter fairy?
  • The partnership between pickle ball and parking
  • Who is the three-finger man?

The book is loaded with tons of interesting and crazy stories in this $100 billion a year industry.

As Cohen says, “My goal is to provide a fascinating look into the business of parking from an industry insider perspective and share the many crazy, funny and sad encounters we deal with every day,”

When you drive your car and have trouble finding a space, or hate paying for parking, or get a parking ticket, or worseyet, towed, this quirky – as the title says – book on parking will give you a whole new perspective on something you probablycan’t live without, but know very little about.

Cohen’s been responsible for parking at universities, hospitals, and municipalities during his long career in major cities along the East Coast. He has served on the Boards of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, Middle AtlanticParking Association, and Pennsylvania Parking Association and is currently the Executive Director of the Lancaster ParkingAuthority in bucolic Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The book is available at For press queries,contact:

Larry J. Cohen, CAPP


Email: Web:

Parkopedia and Blink Charging work together to make seamless EV charging accessible to more North American drivers

September 22, 2023


Parkopedia and Blink Charging work together to make seamless EV charging accessible to more North American drivers




  • Collaboration sees Parkopedia adding nearly 12,000 Blink public chargers to its in-car EV service
  • Parkopedia grows its global network of charger locations, while Blink services are delivered directly to EV drivers, with charger locations being visible from vehicle head units
  • This cooperation provides US drivers with a seamless charging experience across a greater number of chargers and facilitates the collection of new charging data, enabling Parkopedia to provide more accurate charger availability predictions to drivers


22 September 2023 – London, UK / Florida, USA


Connected car service provider Parkopedia and one of the largest Charge Point Operators (CPO) in the US, Blink Charging, are working together to provide EV drivers with an improved charging experience. Parkopedia users are now able to access nearly 12,000 Blink public chargers across more than 4,000 US locations, directly through their vehicle head units, providing EV drivers with the greatest possible convenience and charger visibility.

This agreement further increases Parkopedia’s presence in the North American market, with the company expanding its ‘Park and Charge’ EV service for its various automaker customers. Additionally, the service gains ‘live’ availability data from Blink’s network of chargers, enabling the company to provide drivers with increasingly accurate parking and charging availability predictions, as part of a more complete EV charging experience.

This addresses US EV drivers’ most significant concerns, cited in the 2023 Global Driver Survey, including nearly 60% being concerned about finding charging away from home and more than 1 in 3 drivers struggling to find EV public charging locations “all the time” or “very frequently” – both higher figures than any other featured country in thesurvey. Furthermore, 53% of US EV drivers shared they have been unable to charge when needed previously due to chargers being occupied by other vehicles on arrival.

More concerningly, 73% of American EV drivers have run out of charge before – again more than drivers in any other country surveyed. As a result, 92% of US drivers would be more likely to purchase an EV if it had ‘Park and Charge’ functionality to simplify the process of finding suitable charging. These survey figures highlight the value of providing seamless charging experiences to American drivers, helping more drivers transition to EVs and reducing charging anxiety by preventing them from running out of charge or failing to locate suitable chargers while travelling.

Parkopedia regularly validates parking and charging data to ensure that accuracy is as high as possible, with ‘dynamic data’ helping to provide drivers with valuable parking and charging predictions for when spaces orcharging stations are most likely available. Parkopedia and Blink are exploring the scope of the collaboration to provide even more solutions in future, with the ambition of further streamlining the process of parking and charging for EV drivers.

Commenting on the new agreement, Adam Woolway, Head of EV at Parkopedia, said: “We recognise that parking and charging are increasingly interlinked and we are continuing to simplify the charging experience for EV drivers,as seen in this new collaboration with Blink. We also recognise the significant challenges facing US EV drivers in particular, highlighted in our 2023 Global Driver Survey with the US topping the table for the majority of charging-related issues – from failing to find chargers to running out of charge. We strongly believe that our connected car services and new integration with Blink will further support drivers and help prevent them from experiencing such issues in the future.”

“Our collaboration with Parkopedia creates a streamlined experience for EV drivers to conveniently access Blink charging stations across North America,” said Mike Battaglia, Chief Revenue Officer for Blink Charging. “The combination of Parkopedia’s excellence in serving drivers through convenience in parking accessibility and Blink’s extensive range of public EV chargers gives EV drivers confidence in finding a reliable charging experience wherever they are. This initiative builds upon our strategy of making it easy for EV drivers to locate Blink chargers through a variety of platforms.”


About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help driversand self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.


About Blink

Blink is an industry-leading North American CPO that designs, manufactures and operates charging stations, striving to make the EV charging process as seamless as possible. Blink’s diverse product line-up utilises the most advanced equipment in the market, with the company focusing on driving the industry forward through innovation and passion. Blink provides flexible business models for customers, allowing any location to be turned into an EV charging destination. To date, the company has sold more than 72,000 chargers, including commercial charging stations and private home chargers.


Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129



Blink Media Contact

Jon Myers

Sr. Manager of PR and Communications


T: +1 305-521-0200 ext. 266


Blink Investor Relations Contact

Vitalie Stelea

VP Investor Relations

T: +1 305-521-0200 ext. 446


ParkMobile: U.S. Drivers are Eager for a Mobile Payment Solution for Parking to Reduce Driving-Related Stress

September 22, 2023


U.S. Drivers are Eager for a Mobile Payment Solution for Parking to Reduce Driving-Related Stress



According to a survey conducted by the most used parking app in the U.S., ParkMobile, over 74 percent of U.S. drivers desire a smart parking payment experience




Atlanta, GA – – ParkMobile, the most used parking app in the U.S. and part of the EasyPark Group, conducted a survey tracking the parking habits and trends of U.S. drivers. According to the study, 82 percent of drivers across the U.S. note that searching for a parking space is a top stressor when driving in urban environments. Though, of the drivers using parking apps such as ParkMobile to find and pay for parking, drivers’ stress levels drop by nearly 33 percent.

The study found that concerns of paying for parking, including searching for ticket locations when using parking kiosks or meters, are drastically reduced through the integration of mobile payment apps and providers. ParkMobile is expanding its footprint and providing solutions that help drivers find and reserve parking in advance via the reservations platform to create an easier parking experience to meet the demand of the 74 percent of drivers craving the availability of a mobile parking payment solution.

“Searching for parking in dense downtown ecosystems is not only harmful for the environment through increased carbon dioxide emissions but stressful and will ultimately tamper the way drivers view and interact with their cities in the future,” said David Hoyt, managing director of ParkMobile. “Through the integration and adoption of ParkMobile, we’re making cities more livable through our easy-to-use mobile parking solution, so downtowns thrive and residents and visitors feel stress free.”

The report also found that around 80 percent of respondents find it important to be able to use the same parking app across multiple locations and states. Despite this, around 30 percent of respondents are unable to use their preferred mobile payment app for parking across the country as the apps are not always accepted at their parking location. The lack of choice and availability has resulted in many drivers having three or more parking apps installed on their mobile devices to pay for parking in the U.S.

“As part of EasyPark Group, ParkMobile is working to adopt an open market solution, a process that our company has integrated in key cities across Europe. The solution allows for multiple app-based parking providers to be offered in a city, making parking more straightforward while fostering parking technology innovation and placing consumer choice as the top priority. An open market parking model is a key contributor to digital adoption and can drive mobile pay adoption to over 90 percent in cities where it is implemented,” said Hoyt.

Since being founded in 2008, ParkMobile has processed over 98 billion minutes of parking in North America. ParkMobile works with cities to provide real time parking data and trends to better plan their urban design. This includes some of the two million parking spaces across the country, in over 600 cities and municipalities and 140 colleges and universities.

The study was conducted by ParkMobile with over 3,000 respondents located across the U.S. Respondents included drivers aged 16-75 as a representative sample of over 261 million monthly parkers in the country.

About ParkMobile
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the global parking tech company, EasyPark Group. With the vision to make cities more livable, EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line, and operates in over 4,000 cities across more than 20 countries. ParkMobile offers digital solutions to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking via a mobile device. The company also offers parking reservations at stadiums, venues, and metro area garages. ParkMobile’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the U.S., including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses and airports. ParkMobile has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award list, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. Visit or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit

Press Contact
ParkMobile: Haley Haas, PR Manager North America,, 404-580-0112


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