Atlanta, GA – September 29, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking and mobility technology provider in North America and part of EasyPark Group, announced today that David Hoyt has been appointed the Group’s Managing Director, North America. Hoyt, who has been with ParkMobile for seven years, will also continue his role as Chief Revenue Officer.
As a 15+ year public and private mobility professional, Hoyt joined ParkMobile in 2016 to commercialize ParkMobile’s reservation and private parking business. Most recently, Hoyt served as Chief Revenue Officer and has been responsible for leading all revenue-related activities throughout North America. Under his leadership, Hoyt has helped the company grow 500% in transaction volume and location count while exceeding a 99% retention rate with our existing client base. In his new role, Hoyt is tasked with continuing ParkMobile’s growth trajectory, working closely with R&D to drive innovation, and leveraging the global horsepower of the EasyPark Group.
“I would like to congratulate David on his new role,” says Cameron Clayton, CEO of EasyPark Group. “David steps in to lead as ParkMobile continues to rapidly expand across North America, much like he has been doing with the national sales team. We look forward to continuing to pave the future of mobility and technology, while developing innovative products and growing nationwide under the leadership of David.”
Hoyt takes over while the company continues to see strong growth of new markets throughout North America. Most recently, ParkMobile was awarded the exclusive parking provider for the City of Boston, the reservations provider for ocV!BE and the Honda Center, and the HUB and mobile pay provider for the City of Spokane.ParkMobile is currently up 65% year-over-year in new user accounts, adding one million new users every three weeks.
“Since joining ParkMobile seven years ago, my goal has remained the same, work closely with cities and private companies to power smart mobility and make parking hassles of the past obsolete,” says Hoyt. “Now, as Managing Director, North America for EasyPark Group, I look forward to assuming the responsibilities as the company’s leader in North America, working closely with my peers to drive innovation that makes cities more livable.”
About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the
the global leader for smart parking and mobility solutions, EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
About EasyPark Group: EasyPark Group including the apps EasyPark, PARK NOW, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line is a global leading tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and EV charging. Our technology helps businesses, operators, and cities with parking administration, planning, and management in over 3,200 cities across more than 25 countries. What we do is make urban life easier – one parking spot at a time. For more information, visit easyparkgroup.com
ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, email@example.com
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, is expanding into the City of Naples to launch a safe and convenient parking payment experience. Through the partnership, visitors will be able to pay for on-demand parking at over 230 parking spaces at two beach locations in the City of Naples.
PayByPhone makes the transition to cashless parking payments easy. The app is simple to use, and parking payments can be made in three quick steps. Additionally, drivers can opt to have text messages sent to their mobile phone, reminding them of their parking session expiring and can extend sessions remotely via the app or a wearable device such as the Apple Watch.
“We are excited to welcome Naples to the long list of Florida cities offering contactless parking services,” said Carmen Donnell, Managing Director, North America. “Now, visitors to the City of Naples can enjoy the convenience of paying for parking with the PayByPhone app on their personal devices. We have a long history of partnering with communities throughout Florida, and we are confident that drivers in Naples will love using PayByPhone.”
Naples is renowned for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate along with a myriad of golf courses, high-end shopping, and fine dining establishments. The City of Naples has ranked in the top ten of several surveys including One of the Best Places to Move in the U.S., Fastest Growing Economies in America (ranked #4), and One of the Happiest Cities in America. The easy island lifestyle is a draw for both vacationers and locals. An app to streamline the parking experience lets people focus on exploring Naples’ world-class attractions without worrying about parking time limits or circling blocks to find a parking spot.
“The new parking initiative is part of a pilot program designed to enhance customer convenience and commitment to provide value-added service for visitors. Whether you are reading a book on the beautiful white sand beaches or strolling along the Gulf coast, PayByPhone completes your journey with no disruptions,” said Shalini Diaz, Director of Enterprise Sales.
For the City of Naples, offering mobility parking payments for the first time is a game-changer. “We’re delighted to bring contactless parking to Naples and look forward to working closely with PayByPhone to offer convenience, value, and choice to visitors,” says City Finance Director, Gary Young. “We look forward to emulating the same great success PayByPhone has demonstrated with neighboring Florida cities and allowing our community to focus on enjoying what the City has to offer.”
PayByPhone’s aim is simple: simplify your journey so you can focus on what matters most. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than USD$740 million in payments and over 5 million downloads per year. Available in nearly 1,300 cities across the globe, PayByPhone helps millions of drivers easily and safely pay for parking without the hassles of coins, lines, or fines. The company’s smart, intuitive technology is at the center of its user-first approach, delivered to make everything as simple as possible.
For more information, visit www.paybyphone.com.
DENVER, CO, July 28, 2022 – Laney Solutions, the premier executive search firm focused exclusively on recruitment services for the parking industry, announced today the launch of a new Candidate Career Center on its website at LaneySolutions.com. The Career Center was launched to provide candidates with in-depth resources for interviewing and career management through a series of eBooks, guides, videos and more.
“With the pandemic now behind us, the parking industry, like many other industries, is in the midst of the Great Resignation and Great Reshuffle. Today, the industry finds itself in a candidate driven market, where the candidate experience is more critical than ever,” said Kathleen Laney, President of Laney Solutions. “In today’s talent landscape giving a candidate the best possible experience is crucial for both attracting and hiring top tier parking talent. Competition for talent is extremely fierce, and following our rebrand last year, it was a natural next step for us to bring this resource to the industry. We launched the Career Center to assure that our candidates not only have the tools and resources they need to excel in their career, but to provide an exceptional and positive candidate experience on behalf of our clients we work with in the parking industry,” Kathleen added.
The new Career Center currently hosts a series of guides, ebooks and videos that share best practices and insights to support candidates with interview preparation, career management, resume writing, transitioning to a new role or job, onboarding and more. New and additional resources will be added to the Career Center and made available to Candidates on an ongoing basis.
For more information, visit LaneySolutions.com.
About Laney Solutions
Laney Solutions is the leading recruiting firm for the parking industry. Since 2014, parking industry employers have turned to Laney Solutions when they need top-tier parking talent for management, experienced sales professionals, and executive level placements. For questions or inquiries, please contact Kathleen Laney at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit LaneySolutions.com.
SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2022 — 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 a $927k order for Beam Global’s energy storage solutions to power autonomous on-demand delivery drones. The battery packs include Beam’s patented thermal management technology for superior safety, higher energy density and longer life. The customer is an American company that designs, manufactures and operates an automated delivery system.
“The global market for drones is expected to grow at a fantastic pace over the next decade. Goldman Sachs is calling it a $100B market,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “We are confident that drones powered by Beam’s advanced battery technology are going to be part of that growth and so will our patented UAV ARC, rapidly deployed, off grid, drone recharging product. This is another good example of how our acquisition of a highly differentiated battery technology company puts us in a leadership position for the future of electrified transportation.”
The drones powered in this case perform delivery services for a range of applications from Fortune 100 retailers to startups and global partners. Powering their automated delivery system with safe, clean, efficient energy storage solutions from Beam Global allows the customer to safely and reliably deliver products while reducing fossil fuel use, improving air quality and decreasing road traffic.
The Beam Global energy storage solutions used in the autonomous drones include patented PCC™ technology for advanced thermal management and energy density. The advanced compact, lightweight, and long-lasting lithium-ion batteries are manufactured in Beam’s Broadview Illinois facility by our team of world-class engineers and battery experts.
The drone package delivery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 49.0% from 2022 to 2030. Increasing private investments in drones and increase in e-commerce sales and demand for contactless delivery post-pandemic are some of the factors fueling the growth of the market. During the COVID-19 pandemic, various countries have realized the potential of drone technologies and have provided relaxation in terms of their regulation.
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 BeamForAll.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.
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MSC and the Town of Hancock, MD have entered into an Agreement for MSC, to provide a full line of parking management solutions which includes mobile payment, virtual permit management, Zeus enforcement, violation payment, fleet management and multi space meters with extension capability with the Pango App all managed though one backend dashboard.
“We are looking forward to working with the Town and enhancing their parking operations by providing the citizens and visitors to the Town a positive customer friendly experience. We have focused on providing solutions that work for the users and Town, which are easy to use and customer friendly” stated John J. Incandela President and CEO of MSC.
“We look forward to another successful roll-out of our Parking Management Solutions in the Town of Hancock, working with one management system, providing consistency, efficiency and new and strong revenue streams” says Luis Garma, Chairman of the Board of Mobile Smart City Corp.
Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing digital solutions for Smart Cities. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with a regional office in Maryland, and operations in several countries: North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Mobile Smart City holds a wide experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital payment solutions, parking management systems, and access control, including payments, citations, and collections. With more than 250 projects during the last 7 years, and deployed the PANGO platform to municipalities, universities, airports, property owners, and private operators, helping them to improve their parking management while increasing revenues and their user’s experiences, using state-of-the-art technology.
Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, who can provide an outstanding customer experience when using digital services, parking, transportation, and access control. Our solutions include mobile parking payments, digital permits, parking enforcement, LPR fast pass & QR access control, muti-space parking meters, pay-in-lane, business intelligence, and a 24/7 customer service.
For more information www.mobilesmart.city or call 1-844-726-4644
Munich, Germany and Alpharetta, Georgia USA:
Cleverciti®, the leader in comprehensive, turn-by-turn parking guidance solutions both on-street and off-street, has promoted David Parker to Chief Executive Officer. Thomas Hohenacker, Cleverciti’s founder, will take a strategic role on the company’s board.
For the past 3 years, Parker has been leading the sales & marketing teams of Cleverciti as COO. During this time, Cleverciti has scaled significantly, particularly in the US and Germany, adding flagship clients including Redwood City (in the heart of Silicon Valley) and El Monte (a suburb of Los Angeles) in the US, and Cologne, Düsseldorf, Paderborn, and Gelsenkirchen in Germany.
“When I joined Cleverciti three years ago, I knew this company was positioned to lead the industry in the adoption of smart parking and intelligent parking guidance,” said Parker. “We have now proven we can halve parking search time while growing parking revenues and delivering an extraordinary citizen experience. Our customers can achieve a financial ROI in less than two years. Today, leading cities around the world are choosing Cleverciti.”
Parker’s CEO succession was in the making for the past few years: “When I asked David to join Cleverciti, I did so with the plan that he would eventually succeed me as CEO,” said Hohenacker. “With the transition complete, now I am able to shift my focus to key strategic topics as a member of the board.”
“Thomas is a visionary entrepreneur, developing and implementing the patents, AI sensor and unique smart parking guidance systems that are the core of Cleverciti. He had the foresight that parking-as-we-know-it had to change by providing precise data for drivers to save them valuable time and by enabling a powerful parking management system for operators,” said Parker. “Today, we have the top team, industry-leading product, and confidence of a strong customer base to realize his vision at a global scale.”
Parker came to Cleverciti from Cox Automotive where he served as COO of Modix, the leading global automotive digital marketing solution. At Modix, he led the expansion of the business across more than 60 countries. Throughout his career, he has held senior-level roles and advisory positions with a wide range of high-growth tech businesses with successful exits, including Dealer.com (sold to Dealertrack), Dealertrack (Sold to Cox Automotive), and BentoBox (sold to Fiserv). He holds MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School and a B.S. in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In June 2022, Denison Parking began the management of parking for The Stutz, a 441,000 square foot mixed-use office and creative space in Indianapolis. The historical complex is currently under redevelopment to become a live-work-play destination district which will expand opportunities on the north side of downtown Indianapolis. The facility consists of 3 lots with a total of 350 parking spaces serving tenants and visitors.
“Denison Parking is pleased to provide our signature seamless parking service to this landmark property. The Stutz has long been the home of creatives and an entrepreneurial spirit that is the cornerstone of Indianapolis.”
—C. Perry Griffith, III, President of Denison Parking
Although the Stutz Motor Car Company stopped building cars the same year Denison Parking began operations; we share a connection through Indianapolis’ automotive history. As one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators, we have remained agile and ahead of rapid changes in the parking industry since 1934. Relentless innovation and improvement with uncompromised service to clients and customers are how we have thrived in various markets during turbulent times.
Denison Parking comprises a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. In addition to experience, the company’s long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone is treated like family, from employees to customers and clients.
Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
― Shunryu Suzuki
Is the NSW syndrome a result of too much ego and expert like mentality? Isn’t predicting the future a waste of time? How do we fix the NSW malady?
Since I travelled this past weekend, and after a delay, my flight got cancelled because they were short a flight attendant, I kept thinking about how a shortage in work force is affecting our daily lives. Including air travel. Since there were a couple hundred people on my flight and then others who arrived due to their flights being delayed, getting us to our destinations was a challenge. I was fortunate to only spent a night on the airport floor and getting to my parents only about 9 hours later. Others, sadly were not able to fly be it to weddings, graduations or other engagement for two or three days.
All of it made me think why there is so hard to find workers, be it for airlines, for shops, for hospitals and elsewhere? Why so many people have chose to retire early? I know at least of 3 doctors and my brother, who feel burned out. The former quit at a young age. My younger brother is planning to work part time from now on.
Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow says: ““we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.” And since he is a psychologist who won Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, maybe it is all about psychology. In this case, as covid and the current politics have broken our spirit? And did we give up? Do we look within or just point fingers and blame others?
Shunryu Suzuki in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice says: “The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. So when you try hard to make your own way, you will help others, and you will be helped by others. Before you make your own way you cannot help anyone, and no one can help you.”
On ParkNews.biz the article from Atlantic, June 27, 2022 – Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now. Here’s Why, invites us to look within. To take some responsibility for our own behaviors and perceptions. And hopefully prevent what is happening now in the future.
If you have any stories of how to deal with current lack of work force situation. Or how you and your company maneuver through the challenges, be it travel or hiring, please let me know.
In the meantime, have the most wonderful and blessed Independence Day Holliday Weekend.
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● 50 million Americans are expected to be on the road during this year’s July 1–5 holiday period alone, with parking a top priority for drivers
● The new Parkopedia Alexa Skill enables drivers to use voice interactions to find, reserve and pay for parking from anywhere – at home, on-the-go, or from the comfort of their vehicle en route to their destination
● Alexa users can just say “Alexa, find parking nearby” or use locations, such as “Alexa, find parking in Seattle”, and Parkopedia will provide them with parking information including accurate location, opening hours, pricing and booking availability
● Nearly 130 million US drivers currently use in-car voice assistants for hands-free convenience, improved safety and 24/7 connectivity2
08 June 2022 – London, UK – Leading connected vehicle services provider, Parkopedia, has launched a new Amazon Alexa Skill for voice-enabled parking assistance, supporting the millions of Americans who plan to travel by car this summer.
According to the American Automobile Association1, a record-breaking 43.6 million Americans were estimated to have driven to their destinations during the July 1–5 period alone last year – the highest on record, and 5% more than the previous record set in 2019, with this number expected to grow further this year to an estimated 50 million.
Parkopedia’s Alexa Skill enables drivers to seamlessly find, reserve and pay for a parking spot, either from home with Alexa-enabled smart home devices, on-the-go with ‘Echo Buds’ or the Alexa mobile app, or in the vehicle, using integrated Alexa or supported Alexa auto accessories.
Using Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, drivers will have access to the Parkopedia database of almost 75,000 off-street parking locations across America, including more than 6,000 reservable locations – allowing drivers to find the nearest parking spot either to a given address, their current location, or at their final destination. Parking can also be booked ‘hands-free’ in advance of, or during the journey, via any Alexa enabled device.
When a driver needs help finding the most convenient parking space, they can just say “Alexa, find parking nearby” or use locations, such as “Alexa, find parking in Seattle”, and Alexa will default to the Parkopedia Skill, providing users with information such as accurate parking location, pricing and facility opening hours, as well as confirming the required parking duration and total cost prior to booking. If a location has multiple parking options, drivers can ask Alexa to skip suggestions until they find a parking spot which best suits their needs.
Drivers are also able to ask the Parkopedia Skill to verbally confirm reservations, make payments via Amazon Pay, or request for an e-receipt to be sent.
Data from Juniper Research3 shows that by 2024, the number of voice-interactive devices in use (8.4 billion) is expected to overtake the world’s population, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic creating a surge of interest in contactless, voice-based interfaces for our daily demands. When used behind the wheel, voice assistants can simplify vehicle operability, help keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, and enable a more comfortable driving experience.
Eugene Tsyrklevich, Founder and CEO of Parkopedia, commented: “The growing popularity of at-home voice assistants means consumers now expect a seamless transition with this technology between work, home and in-car environments. When behind the wheel, one voice command can replace several manual actions, vastly improving safety and efficiency. The latest generation of voice assistants now also utilize AI to learn and think – understanding a variety of accents and gaining the ability to action more than one command at a time, as well as analyzing user data to learn individual preferences. The latest Parkopedia Alexa Skill is a progressive step forward for hands-free, in-car driver convenience technology, which is core to our product portfolio and continues to improve the driving experience.”
The Parkopedia Skill is planned to expand in the near future to cover more of the company’s existing services, such as on-street parking and dynamic predictably, which directs the driver to the nearest, available parking space, as well as finding parking at known locations, such as ‘work’ or ‘home’ and advising drivers of the distance from the suggested parking space to their final destination.
To learn more, or to download the Parkopedia
Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.