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BendPak Invests in New Global Headquarters

June 07, 2023

BendPak Invests in New Global Headquarters

Equipment manufacturer buys former Conrad N. Hilton Foundation headquarters to support growth

SANTA PAULA, CA (June 7, 2023) — BendPak, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vehicle service equipment and specialty consumer products, has purchased a new global headquarters in Agoura Hills, Calif. The 22,256-square-foot administrative building, built in 2012 for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, is situated on 12 acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, just west of Los Angeles. BendPak expects to move from its current Santa Paula, Calif., offices by the end of the summer.


The award-winning building is modern, environmentally sensitive, and energy-efficient. It earned LEED Platinum® certification, the highest level available for sustainable buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council.


“We are thrilled to own this landmark property,” says Don Henthorn, BendPak founder and chairman emeritus. “Our business is booming, and we’ve simply outgrown our current space. We believe this location will enhance our ability to serve our customers, while also providing our team with an uplifting and energizing work environment.”


This is the latest in a series of recent BendPak real estate expansions. In 2020, the company completed a 50,000-square-foot addition to its Santa Paula distribution and manufacturing center and opened a new 100,000-square-foot distribution and administrative building in Alabama. Earlier this month, BendPak announced completion of a new 90,000-square-foot building on the Alabama campus. Operations at these facilities will continue. The new headquarters will be home to client and customer service, engineering, product development, marketing, information technology, human resources, accounting, and management.


BendPak’s new center of operations offers lots of natural light and stunning mountain views, providing a serene atmosphere to inspire creativity and foster productivity. Designed to help promote innovation and constructive thought among employees, it features Zen-like elements including a stunning waterfall, babbling brook, and peaceful koi pond, along with abundant outside relaxation and meeting spaces.


“Our new global command center will enable us to provide a healthier, more comfortable and supportive work environment to help our employees thrive personally and professionally,” says Jeff Kritzer, BendPak president and CEO. “We look forward to this exciting new chapter in our company’s history and invite our clients and partners to visit us and experience the peaceful and inspiring environment for themselves.”


Designed by ZGF, an architectural firm and global leader in sustainable and regenerative design, the building sets a regional precedent for environmental stewardship. Noteworthy sustainable design elements include extensive water conservation systems, a green roof, solar thermal heating and passive cooling systems, drought-tolerant native plants, and an active shading system.


The net-zero energy building harnesses the power of the sun to generate all the power it needs through the array of solar photovoltaic panels covering its parking canopy. This feature also highlights BendPak’s commitment to sustainable practices and reducing its carbon footprint.


“Our new headquarters is not just a physical space, it’s a reflection of our company culture and values,” says Rudy Diaz, chief operating officer. “With three strategic campus locations across the United States, we’ll be even better positioned to provide our customers with the highest-quality products and services, while also increasing our capacity for further growth and innovation.”


Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Learn more at or call (805) 933-9970.


About BendPak

Established in 1965, BendPak, Inc. is an American-owned global manufacturer of vehicle service equipment and specialty consumer products sold under the trademarked brands BendPak®, Ranger®, Autostacker®, QuickJack®, Cool Boss®, GrandPrix®, JackPak®,MaxJax®, Dannmar® and ErgochairTM. Its collective range of products includes car lifts, parking lifts, EV battery lifts, pipe benders, air compressors, tire changers, wheel balancers, wheel aligners, brake lathes, evaporative air coolers, rolling work seats, and other equipment.

ProParking Named US Distributor by UbiPark to Sell, Install, and Service UbiPark’s Groundbreaking Accounts Receivable, Monthly Parking, and Permit Management Platform

June 07, 2023





ProParking Named US Distributor by UbiPark to Sell, Install, and Service UbiPark’s Groundbreaking Accounts Receivable, Monthly Parking, and Permit Management Platform



Dallas, TX (June 7, 2023)—Professional Parking Technologies LLC ( today announced a partnership with UbiPark, becoming UbiPark’s sales, installation, and servicing representative across the UnitedStates. Based in Melbourne, Australia, UbiPark has revolutionized parking in Australia with the introduction of its proprietary technology. ProParking is an innovative technology company that delivers multi-tech solutions thatparking owners and operators need to meet their unique needs.


“We are excited to be partnering with UbiPark as their US agent,” said Brent Van Loggerenberg, ProParking’s managing Partner. “UbiPark’s technology provides an extraordinarily seamless parking experience, while giving cities, owners,and operators incredible amounts of utilization and customer

data. This technology is going to take the American parking community by storm, just as it already has in Australia.”


UbiPark’s groundbreaking zero contact platform gives cities, owners, and operators a uniquely tailored connection to their parkers and permit holders. The UbiPark smartphone app provides a true windows- up parking solution.Flexible & smart, the solution can integrate with any existing equipment in your car park or building. When drivers open theapp, they see a map listing the location and cost of available parking. After they select a parking garage or lot, a guidance program pops up to offer turn-by-turn directions to that garage. The platform can even connect drivers to available on-streetparking spaces.


The platform also provides online bookings and customized access to parking facilities. When the driver arrives at the designated garage or lot, an entrance prompt appears on the driver’s phone or dash. When the driver pushes the button, or their license plate is recognized, the access gate raises, and the driver can enter the facility. The same process happens upon exiting, and the driver associated with the account is automatically charged for theparking session. The platform provides a smooth, contactless parking experience.


The platform also collects valuable utilization and user data for owners and operators, which can be used to operate the garage or lot more efficiently and effectively. The platform also has a comprehensive accounting backend providing billing, aging analysis and reports providing data about revenue and garage utilization.


“We are excited to be working with ProParking in the United States,” said Mosstyn Howell, UbiPark Founder & CEO. “In this era of automated parking and parking management, UbiPark offers a simple, elegant solution that dramatically improves the parking experience and provides numerous benefits to owners and operators.”


About Professional Parking Technologies

Professional Parking Technologies is rewriting the rules when it comes to delivering parking technologies. The company’s pioneering approach to creating systems comprised of complementary technologies makes automating parking garages and lots simpler, more effective, and more affordable. Each parking technology system is custom designed to meet the unique needs of an individual parking facility. Professional Parking Technologies can befound online at

About UbiPark

UbiPark is a leading provider of smart parking solutions, leveraging cutting-edge technology to optimize parking operations, reduce congestion, and enhance convenience for businesses, parking operators, and drivers. With itsreal-time data, integration capabilities and seamless mobile applications, UbiPark transforms the parking experience, making it smarter, more sustainable, and user-friendly. More information about UbiPark can be found at

78% of Americans Would Consider Renting an EV as a Way to ‘Try Before they Buy’ According to Verra Mobility Survey

June 07, 2023


78% of Americans Would Consider Renting an EV as a Way to ‘Try Before they Buy’ According to Verra Mobility Survey



Misconceptions on charging and maintenance rank among the top concerns from majority of U.S. drivers despite growing popularity of electric vehicles

MESA, Ariz., June 7, 2023  — Verra Mobility Corporation (NASDAQ: VRRM), a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions, today released a new report, “The State of EVs, 2023 Report on Smart Mobility” on consumer perceptions of electric vehicles (EVs). Verra Mobility polled 2,000 Americans aged 25 and older on their perspective around renting an EV, and views around safety, convenience, and the decision to purchase one in 2023. The survey had many surprising findings including that 78% of Americans would consider renting an EV as a way to ‘test drive’ the technology before buying.

According to research from Modor Intelligence, the EV rental car market was valued at $9.13 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $20.42 billion by 2027. Verra Mobility found that 27% of survey respondents had previously rented an EV (19% for personal use, and 8% for business). Of those who had rented an EV, 64% would consider buying an EV based on their driving experience.

“Renting an EV is a helpful way to get drivers more comfortable and alleviate concerns,” said Steve Lalla, executive vice president of commercial services at Verra Mobility. “For many people, driving an EV isn’t intuitive. There’s anxiety around the unknown, like maintenance, locating charging stations and how to pay to recharge.”

Verra Mobility’s survey also explored perceptions around EVs, finding that 63% of respondents expected maintenance costs to be higher with EVs versus gas vehicles, despite research from Car & Driver finding the opposite to be true. Survey respondents also thought incidents of roadside assistance would be greater with EVs. However, 77% of respondents felt that EVs were as safe or safer than gas powered automobiles.

Lalla added: “Consumers are becoming more curious about testing out EVs, and these vehicles present business travelers with opportunities to support their own companies’ sustainability efforts. Our survey findings and Verra Mobility’s own research illustrate opportunities for the industry to help consumers understand and become more comfortable with the nuances of driving electric.”

Despite the growing popularity of EVs, concerns such as availability of charging stations and cost still remain high as Verra Mobility also found in its own employee focus group. 79% of U.S. drivers polled reported being concerned about range anxiety and noted availability of charging stations as the number one obstacle with (33%) owning/driving an EV, followed by cost (29%). In addition, 40% of those surveyed said they would rent an EV over a gas vehicle if cost wasn’t a factor and only 19% said they would rent a gas vehicle regardless of price.

Survey Methodology

The data was derived from a survey by Verra Mobility conducted online via Pollfish on April 28, 2023. 2,000 Americans aged 25 and up completed the survey. To download the full report, visit:

Verra Mobility’s Commercial Services business provides integrated toll and violation management solutions and title and registration services for rental car companies, fleet management companies, corporate fleets, rental car operators, OEMs, car dealerships and financial institutions.

Verra Mobility earlier this year announced its pledge, Zero in on Safety, as a call to action for drivers to commit to reducing dangerous driving behaviors to address unacceptably high traffic fatality numbers across the globe. For more information and to sign the pledge, please visit

About Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility Corporation (NASDAQ: VRRM) is a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions that make transportation safer, smarter and more connected. The company sits at the center of the mobility ecosystem, bringing together vehicles, hardware, software, data and people to enable safe, efficient solutions for customers globally. Verra Mobility’s transportation safety systems and parking management solutions protect lives, improve urban and motorway mobility and support healthier communities. The company also solves complex payment, utilization and compliance challenges for fleet owners and rental car companies. Headquartered in Arizona, Verra Mobility operates in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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2023 Global Driver Survey reveals increasing demand for accurate parking and charging data and in-car connected services

June 05, 2023


2023 Global Driver Survey reveals increasing demand for accurate parking and charging data and in-car connected services





  • 92% of global respondents highlighted difficulties in locating parking spaces, with 18% of US drivers experiencing issues every time they look for parking, combined with a widespread underutilisation of connected services
  • Survey reveals that more than 90% of EV drivers worldwide feel anxious about finding charging away from home, including 92% in the US
  • Survey was completed in May 2023 by 5454 respondents across the US, Germany, France, UK, Italy and Japan, collating motorists’ views on the problems faced during journeys and across connected services suchas parking, charging and in-car commerce


05 June 2023 – London, UK


Drivers worldwide are demanding greater in-car parking and charging functionality, according to the latest 2023Global Driver Survey, completed in May 2023 by award-winning market research company, Borderless Access. The survey collated the responses of 5454 motorists worldwide, including 2225 EV owners, and surfaced that the majority of drivers regularly struggle to locate parking and EV charging locations and would value features that help them find available parking and charging destinations and pay for these through their vehicles.

Parking: Motorists worldwide highlight parking struggles


Finding available parking spaces is a significant challenge worldwide, with 92% of respondents highlighting difficulties in locating parking and 8% globally stating this occurs every time they look for available parking, also reflecting an underutilisation of embedded connected services shown across the board. Meanwhile, 18% of US motorists have difficulties on every parking search, with significant differences between states: 58% of drivers in New York, 47% in California and 46% in Texas face parking challenges “very frequently” or “all the time”, whereas this number drops to 23% in Ohio.

Nearly half of global respondents deem parking information as extremely or very important, including 67% of American drivers and 72% of US EV owners. Meanwhile, only 3% of global respondents considered parking information as not important, with an even lower figure in the US. As a result, 77% of global respondents say that they would value having a vehicle that offers integrated parking services, enabling them to navigate directly to parking locations. This includes 86% of global EV drivers, rising to 91% of US EV owners.

EV Charging: Drivers demand better charging services


Just as drivers worldwide showed a strong desire for their vehicles to help them find parking, a similar proportionwant their vehicles to assist with locating EV charge points and facilitating in-car payments. Charging anxiety is a well-established concern among EV drivers, but the latest Global Driver Survey highlights just how significant an issue this is – both for automakers looking to increase uptake of electric models and for drivers themselves, who stress about charging in public.



More than 90% of EV drivers worldwide feel anxious about finding somewhere to charge away from home, with that figure hitting 91% in Europe and 92% in the US.


Unfortunately, charging anxiety is not an unfounded fear, with 44% of EV drivers reporting that they have run out of charge and 22% finding themselves stranded multiple times. These figures are particularly high in the US, withnearly half of EV owners running out of charge and a quarter ending up short of their destination with a flat battery multiple times. Meanwhile, one in five European motorists have run out of charge more than once.


Contributing to this problem, 92% of EV drivers worldwide flagged how they struggled to locate charging points away from home, with 22% highlighting this as a very frequent or constant issue for them. This second figure jumps to a substantial 35% for American EV drivers, highlighting a significant need for technology to help drivers locate suitable charging points.


Demonstrating the scale of the problem, half of US EV drivers fail to locate specific EV charge points at least once a month, with 22% saying that this is a weekly issue. Nearly half of EV drivers globally have encountered occupied or “out-of-order” chargers while looking to plug in their vehicles. This is a particular issue in the US and Germany, witharound one-third of drivers in the two countries also experiencing issues physically accessing chargers.


Large proportion of EV drivers hit with unexpected parking fines while charging


Not only did respondents highlight that finding parking is a significant issue in many countries, but they also wanted more accurate parking information. Nearly one in five drivers in the US complained of difficulties with finding parking on every journey.

Charging an electric car is not only a stressful experience for many EV drivers, but it can also be expensive, with many EV owners being issued unexpected parking fines while charging. 58% of EV drivers surveyed have received unexpected parking fines while charging their vehicles, including an alarming 68% of US EV owners, highlighting the importance of clear and accurate parking and charging information. The survey also revealed that EV owners deem parking information more important than drivers of petrol and diesel vehicles – likely due to the extended stay times and higher risks of parking fines while charging.

Crucially, more than half of EV drivers who have received parking fines while charging believe that more accurate information would have actually prevented them from being fined, with 39% citing in-car payments as a solution to this problem – the most requested option – thanks to the combined benefits of being able to accurately pay for parking and charging simultaneously.


Quality of connected car services heavily impacts drivers’ choice of their next vehicle


Nearly half of American EV drivers reported running out of charge, with this occurring multiple times for a quarter ofUS EV drivers. Consequently, US motorists have a particular interest in in-car payments to simplify the payment process when they do manage to find a suitable charger.

Nearly 90% of global EV respondents would prefer to have a vehicle that offers the ability to locate public EV charging and navigate directly to these, including 91% of US EV owners. These features are no longer regarded as ‘nice-to-haves’ but essentials for EV owners that affect their future vehicle choice according to the survey data.


Globally, nearly 9 out of 10 respondents say they would be more likely to purchase an EV if it had ‘Park and Charge’ functionality, enabling them to locate chargers, get associated parking information, navigate directly to these and pay for charging (and parking), all via their vehicle’s media system. For 92% of current US petrol and diesel car owners this would reduce the anxiety of buying an EV.


Meanwhile, 96% of existing EV drivers say that combined Park and Charge features would make them more likely to get another EV. In-car activations and payments for charging are also seen as valuable standalone features with 84% of EV drivers valuing these.

In-car commerce demand continues to rise


In-car commerce is a rapidly growing industry, with connected vehicles now offering drivers the ability to pay for services such as parking, EV charging, road tolls and even food, directly from the vehicle. Demand for these features continues to increase, with 60% of global respondents valuing vehicle-centric in-car payments and 48% wanting Single Sign-On access across providers, enabling them to access multiple service providers through one account in their vehicle. American drivers have the strongest desire for these features, with 70% of US motorists surveyed wanting vehicle-centric in-car commerce and 61% valuing Single Sign-On.

Reviewing the most requested in-vehicle services, 64% of global respondents would value having in-car payment options for parking, while 75% of current EV drivers would like to be able to pay for EV charging through their car.American drivers again are particularly keen on having these features, with 68% valuing in-car payments for parkingand 81% of US EV drivers wanting to pay for charging from their car. Interestingly, nearly double the amount of respondents requested vehicle-centric options as opposed to food choices for in-car payments.

Commenting on the survey results, Eugene Tsyrklevich, Founder and CEO of Parkopedia, said: “We know that finding parking and charging can be challenging in many countries, however, we were surprised by the consistency, scale and breadth of the problems reported by motorists around the world in our latest survey. This highlights the importance of automakers addressing these concerns directly and providing accurate data and the most desired connected services.

“Currently, locating parking and charging is not only an inconvenience, but a significant stress and cause for anxiety for many drivers, with surprisingly high numbers of EV drivers reporting running out of charge and being stung with parking fines when they do manage to find a charger. With today’s connected vehicles, we believe that these situations can, and should be avoided, by providing trustworthy and accurate data and services to drivers, so if desired, they are able to successfully transition to EVs, or at least complete their journeys with ease.”

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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 drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.

About Borderless Access

Borderless Access is an award-winning market research company with its digital-first products and solutions for agile research. Driven by technology and consumer analytics, we provide access to experiences and life moments of engaged consumers and niche audiences, to our global clientele of market research firms, ad agencies, consultancy firms, and end enterprises, who need rich, intelligent, and actionable quant-qual insights, with our new-age research solutions; BA Health, BA Insightz, SmartSight, Panel Solutions along with our proprietary 7 million+ hyper-niche digital panels across 39 growing and developed economies of the world.

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129


LAZ Announces Contract with Princeton Real Estate Partners, Ex-Tell Real Estate Development to Manage 610 West 45th Street, a Ground and Elevated Parking Facility Serving the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, and other New York City Attractions 

June 05, 2023




LAZ Announces Contract with Princeton Real Estate Partners, Ex-Tell Real Estate Development to Manage 610 West 45th Street, a Ground and Elevated Parking Facility Serving the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, and other New York City Attractions 




Hartford, CT – June 5, 2023, LAZ Parking, the largest, fastest-growing privately owned parking operator in the United States, announced today that it has contracted with Princeton Real Estate Partners to manage 610 West 45th Street, a short and long-term parking facility off the West Side Highway that serves the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City. The contract is the latest addition to LAZ Parking’s expanding portfolio in Midtown Manhattan. The deal puts the previously closed ground and elevated parking facility owned by Ex-Tell Development back online. The site is in the Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West neighborhoods of Manhattan’s West Side and within walking distance of other notable New York City attractions that include Times Square, Hudson River Greenway, the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 86, and more.

“LAZ Parking’s reputation for delivering best-in-class parking operations and transportation services sets us apart from our competitors,” said Alan Lazowski, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of LAZ Parking. “This contract with Princeton Real Estate Partners is an acknowledgment of that and the hard work that LAZ team members do every day to earn that recognition among customers and our parking industry peers.”

“It’s very exciting to be partnering with Princeton Real State Partners and Ex-Tell, a company that we’ve talked to for years but that we had not yet had the chance to forge a partnership,” added Jeff Sanders, LAZ Regional Vice President for New York. “This has been a great opportunity for us to work with these companies to reopen a previously closed parking location near the West Side Highway and Times Square!”

Jorge Brandao, LAZ General Manager for New York, called the deal humbling.

“We’re providing a critically important service to visitors of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, an iconic New York City attraction and treasure,” he said. “We are excited to be adding this facility to our growing portfolio on the West Side of Manhattan.”

“LAZ takes great pride in its reputation for being an innovator in the parking industry and for delivering unparalleled service and expertise to clients,” added Fermin Gonzalez, Director of Operations for New York City.

“LAZ has vast experience in managing commercial parking operations and our clients and customers reap the benefits of that,” he said.


About LAZ Parking

LAZ Parking is the largest, fastest-growing privately owned parking operator in the United States and a pioneer in digital parking technology. Founded in Hartford, CT, LAZ has been providing best-in-class parking management and transportation services since 1981 and operates over 1.4 million parking spaces in over 3,500 locations in 41 states and 452 cities in the U.S.  LAZ is an industry leader in business intelligence, remote monitoring, eCommerce solutions, and Proximity On-Demand Services or “LAZ PODS”. We leverage our national network of parking facilities to offer cutting edge, tech-enabled solutions, that include  EV charging, micro warehousing, last-mile logistics, and ghost kitchens, working across the hospitality, commercial, healthcare, airports, transportation, universities, government, retail, events, residential, and shuttle service industries. LAZ is a people first, conscious capitalist company, committed to elevating humanity through business. Additional information can be found at


ABM Announces Shuttle Transportation Expansion and New Bus Fleet Electrification Project at Tampa International Airport

June 02, 2023


ABM Announces Shuttle Transportation Expansion and New Bus Fleet Electrification Project at Tampa International Airport




TAMPA, Fla., June 02, 2023  — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management today announced a multi-year extension of its long-standing relationship with Tampa International Airport (TPA). Through this extended partnership, ABM will continue its decade-long support of TPA’s employee shuttle service, including the expansion of the airport’s electric vehicle (EV) shuttle fleet with the addition of four new electric buses. ABM also manages customer parking services at TPA.

With more than 23 million passengers per year, equating to more than 60,000 travelers per day, TPA is among the top 30 largest airports in the country. These figures, and similarly increasing traveler rates across other leading airports, validate that the aviation industry is seeing a return to normalcy as passenger volumes reach pre-pandemic levels. As a result of these heightened numbers, parking and transportation infrastructure at airports also are experiencing a rise in demand. To meet this escalating need, TPA relies on ABM’s expertise as one of the nation’s largest parking and transportation management providers, which includes supporting over 2,000 client parking locations and shuttling more than 4.5 million passengers daily.

“From the airport employee to the traveling customer, our focus remains centered on delivering an outstanding experience for all those we serve across TPA,” said Larry DeLuca, Vice President, Aviation Landside Services Central, ABM. “We are particularly excited to support the continued adoption of electrification at TPA. Through this expansion of the airport’s shuttle fleet electrification, ABM and TPA are helping lead the aviation industry to a more electrified, forward-thinking and sustainable future.”

This partnership reflects ABM’s innovation and expansion as a national leader in eMobility infrastructure solutions, while also fitting seamlessly into TPA’s sustainability commitment to design and implement programs that are economically wise and environmentally and socially responsible. As ABM continues to bolster its presence in the eMobility and EV sectors, including the company’s recent introduction of its Smart Parking solution ABMVantage and the growth of its EV charging infrastructure portfolio, supporting electrification across parking and transportation fleets is a key area of focus.

For more information on ABM, please visit


ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of facility services and solutions. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services and forward-looking performance solutions that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM’s comprehensive services include janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical and lighting, energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, HVAC and mechanical, landscape and turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM serves a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to universities, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM serves over 20,000 clients, with annualized revenue approaching $8 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and other international locations. For more information, visit

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Parkopedia partners with Valtech Mobility to provide end-to-end parking, charging and in-car commerce solutions

June 02, 2023

Parkopedia partners with Valtech Mobility to provide end-to-end parking, charging and in-car commerce solutions





  • Parkopedia and Valtech Mobility collaborate to integrate parking and EV charging services within vehicle infotainment systems
  • This partnership brings together Parkopedia’s data and payment processing platform and Valtech Mobility’s connected car software expertise
  • Together the companies enable automakers to support their drivers to find and pay for parking, charging, fuelling and road tolls from within their vehicles


02 June 2023 – London, UK / Munich, Germany


Parkopedia and Valtech Mobility have partnered to provide vehicle-centric digital services to drivers, combining Parkopedia’s extensive parking, charging and payment processing expertise with Valtech Mobility’s app creation, integration and backend development experience.


This agreement sees Parkopedia and Valtech Mobility – a joint venture of the Volkswagen group and the digital agency Valtech – work together to best support drivers in finding and paying for some of the most commonly requested vehicle use cases – parking, charging, fuelling and road tolls.


Together, the companies offer an end-to-end service for automakers that covers the complete in-car transaction process, from individual point of interest data, to user registration and payment processing, enabling automakers tooffer a frictionless in-car commerce experience.


The new partnership with Valtech Mobility means that vehicles with the associated software fitted will benefit from integrated in-car services that simplify and heighten the driving experience. This is achieved by providing accurate parking, charging and cost information, along with Parkopedia’s integrated Payment Platform that makes it possible to pay for services without having to exit the vehicle or pull out a smartphone.


Thanks to this partnership, auto manufacturers can benefit from a quicker and easier process of supplying parking and charging data together with in-vehicle payments for services such as fuelling and road tolls. This will offer a deeper integration with in-vehicle systems and sensors superior to a detached white-label app-only offering, andenable automakers to tailor the user experience to suit their individual drivers.


The standard format enables the Parkopedia and Valtech services to be accessed within Google AutomotiveServices (GAS) – with other environments to be added in the near future – which can be accessed through voice commands to ensure the greatest ease of use for drivers. Parkopedia and Valtech Mobility both have global reach, operating across Europe, North America, China and Japan, among other markets.


Markus Dohl, Parkopedia’s VP of Sales & Business Development Europe, said: “Parkopedia prides itself on simplifying everyday vehicle-based tasks for both automakers and their drivers. This partnership with ValtechMobility enables us to provide an integrated end-to-end parking, charging and payment solution to an even greater audience.


Norman Palmhof, Business Director Valtech Mobility, added: “Already during the first workshop we could see that our teams and portfolios complement each other very well. We are very pleased to have found a partner inParkopedia that has similar ambitions to ours and the ability to deliver consistently excellent data quality even at such scales.

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 drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.

About Valtech Mobility

Valtech Mobility is a joint venture company of the Volkswagen group and the digital agency Valtech. Valtech Mobility is a leading global supplier of connected services with a specific focus on the cloud and software development for the connected car. Valtech Mobility has a large team of automotive experts that work in the area of vehicle software, cloud software and related products and services such as e-mobility, business process re-engineering, UI-UX development, cloud management etc. Valtech Mobility manages more than 50 services in 370 versions – in an ecosystem with more than 28 million connected cars in 64 markets and over 20 device generations. More information:

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Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129


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Parking Guidance Systems, LLC Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

May 31, 2023

Parking Guidance Systems, LLC Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

The parking guidance distributor has expanded from two employees, in a shared office, to thirty-three spread out among six office locations.



HOUSTON, May 31, 2023  — Parking Guidance Systems, LLC (PGS), the nation’s largest reseller and installer of Indect Parking Guidance technology, celebrates its 10-year anniversary today, May 31, 2023. PGS, who provides custom, technology-driven parking guidance solutions in parking structures serving a broad range of industries, has gained a reputation for its efficient design, installation, and support services.

Ten Years of Advancing the Parking Guidance Industry
“When we opened our doors ten years ago, we understood the only way to succeed in this business was to only represent the best parking guidance technology and to always make good on our promise of supporting our customers after the sale,” said Chandrea Frantz, President and Chief Marketing Officer at PGS. “This is such a competitive business, and we knew there was no room for inferior products or service.”


Sticking to its credo, over the last decade PGS has experienced steady growth and success, driven in part by its culture of excellence, instilled early on, and an extremely committed employee base. “We’ve built a great team where everyone understands the importance of their role, and what it takes to successfully complete a project,” added Derek Frantz, PGS, Vice President. “We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and I believe our reputation in the industry speaks for itself.”

From its first installation at DFW airport in 2013, where the company installed single space sensors and way finding signage, to its most recent that features a complex combination of camera-based monitoring technology, outdoor detection systems, custom built programmable LED matrix signs, and “find my car” kiosks, PGS has come a long way over the last 10 years.

PGS currently has 33 employees and has expanded to 6 offices strategically located in Texas, Florida, California, and most recently Virginia. With nearly 200 parking assets currently being monitored by the company, and another 50 in progress, PGS continues to set the bar high with its industry-leading solutions and support, year after year.

About Parking Guidance Systems, LLC

PGS, a certified women’s business enterprise, specializes in providing tailored parking guidance solutions to address challenges at airports, entertainment venues, hospitals, mixed-use developments, corporate and college campuses, casinos, resorts, and hotels, to name a few. With more than 30 years of combined experience in the parking industry, PGS works directly with its clients to increase utilization, improve safety, maximize efficiency, optimize occupancy, and boost revenue.

To learn more about PGS please visit


City of Omaha, Nebraska, Partners with ParkMobile to Expand Digital Parking Payment Solutions

May 30, 2023



City of Omaha, Nebraska, Partners with ParkMobile to Expand Digital Parking Payment Solutions


ParkMobile will soon be available in close to 10,000 parking spots around Omaha.



Omaha, NE – May 30, 2023 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the EasyPark Group, is expanding in Omaha, Nebraska, as the city broadens its mobile parking payment options. In early June, the ParkMobile app will be available for on-demand parking in almost 10,000 on- and off-street spaces throughout Omaha. Once launched, ParkMobile can be accessed by entering the zone number posted on nearby signage directly into the app. ParkMobile also offers event parking in Omaha via the Park Omaha reservations platform.

“With the forthcoming launch of Omaha, we’re expanding our reach in Nebraska and introducing more people to our easy-to-use, digital parking payment services,” adds David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Managing Director. “With close to 10,000 parking spaces in town soon-to-be accepting ParkMobile, this is a big win for our team, and we’re thrilled to be offered in Omaha.”

The launch of Omaha expands ParkMobile’s presence in Nebraska as the app continues to grow into other cities in the state. Beyond the state, ParkMobile can be found across the region in Des Moines, Iowa, Lawrence, Kansas, Telluride, Colorado, and more.

“With the implementation of our parking ecosystem and progressive rates, Park Omaha is creating more options for residents and visitors to pay for parking. Utilizing the ParkMobile app creates additional digital payment options and with text-to-pay as an option, it makes it easier for guests to interact with the parking system” says Ken Smith, Parking and Mobility Manager of the City of Omaha. “The app’s advanced parking features and multiple ways to pay will make parking around town a more seamless experience.”

ParkMobile has 45 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.

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 3,200 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

About Park Omaha:

As a division of the City of Omaha’s Public Works department, Park Omaha’s team is tasked with managing the Parking & Mobility division efficiently and effectively. Park Omaha is an enterprise fund that generates enough revenue to support operations, maintenance and improvements while balancing parking supply and demand and opportunities for mobility and curb management.

Park Omaha’s goal is to create positive experiences, whether they are small weekday trips to a store or big weekend adventures with multiple stops throughout town. The division fuels our community’s economy by enabling smooth commerce.

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

City of Omaha: Sarah Baker Hansen, Director of Media & Public Relations, Emspace + Lovgren,, 402-210-9199

Parkopedia welcomes Benjamin Xuan as the new China Managing Director

May 26, 2023


Parkopedia welcomes Benjamin Xuan as the new China Managing Director


  • Benjamin joins the Parkopedia team to lead Parkopedia’s operations in China
  • Benjamin brings 20 years of automotive experience working with both domestic and international car manufacturers
  • The new role will see Benjamin building relationships within the Chinese automotive market and strengthening Parkopedia’s position with OEMs and suppliers


London, UK / Shanghai, China – Parkopedia introduces a new Managing Director for the company’s Chinese operations, Benjamin Xuan, who will be based at the company’s Shanghai office and start with immediate effect. Benjamin will work alongside the existingParkopedia China team members and focus on continuing to generate value for drivers and car manufacturers withParkopedia’s products in the Chinese market.

Benjamin has 20 years of automotive experience and brings a wealth of knowledge around automotive software, making him well-suited to Parkopedia’s position providing automotive data and connected services to the automotiveindustry. Benjamin has worked with both Chinese and international OEMs, giving him a strong understanding of Parkopedia’s unique position in the market.

Eugene Tsyrklevich, CEO at Parkopedia, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Benjamin to Parkopedia to lead our business in China. Benjamin’s experience in software and in core elements of the Chinese automotive industry means that he is perfectly placed to increase our presence within the industry and best serve our customers and their drivers.”

Talking about his new position, Benjamin Xuan said: “I look forward to working for Parkopedia and building further awareness for the company’s market-leading products in the Chinese market. The automotive industry in China is growing rapidly and I see numerous opportunities for Parkopedia to work with even more automotive manufacturersin China, as Chinese drivers have shown significant demand for the connected car services that Parkopedia provides globally.”



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 drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.


Parkopedia Media Contact

Hilary Qian

China Marketing Manager


T: + 86 151 0218 4863


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