Mobile Smart City continues to expand operations in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. “We have proven that our solutions and business model works, our core belief is that we are not just providing a service, but are actually a partner who is invested in the relationship” stated John J. Incandela President & CEO of Mobile Smart City “ This core value helps in all aspects of what we provide, whether it’s our belief in providing green solutions such as our QR, LPR and paperless options, or our locations that use all of our solutions and have unique challenges that we help navigate through with our IT and Development team.”
“As members of the Smart Cities Council and collaborating with our current partners” stated Luis Garma Mobile Smart City’s Chairman “we are aware of the challenging issues that Cities, Towns, and Villages face on a day-to-day basis. MSC is dedicated to working with any size partner to help them with their operations today and in the future.”
About Mobile Smart City.
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.
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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After coming down to earth from PIE 2022 and Reno, NV, Lee Ann Womack’s, I Hope You Dance is playing in my head. And I “blame” it all on amazing Marcy Sparrow. Who captain a truly sincere, fun and engaging PIE show, despite all the challenges that we all have been facing.
“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance… I hope you dance…”
We plan the location of our PIE conference 3 years ahead. 3 years ago, it was a very different world. It was even different just a several months ago, when we first met for PIE 2022 in Dallas, then the NPA in Las Vegas and the IPMI conference in Tampa. I believe most of us who thought we are double or then triple vaccinated, are immune to covid. And the inflation as we have today, with the gas prices as they are, was unimaginable. Back then flight were inexpensive. And plentiful even to Reno, NV. Today, the world is a tad upside down. Yet, we must have faith and hope and move forward.
Victor E, Frankl in his life changing Man’s Search for Meaning said: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Thus, with lead of our captain Marcy Sparrow, we have decided to make PIE 2022 a joy fest with genuine interactions, celebrations, new perspectives and simple joy. Albeit it was challenging to get to Reno. Despite our JVH for first time due to Covid, not being able to be with us in person, just as many of you, this PIE to me was most special.
I met some incredible people and got closer to people I knew. I attended some fantastic presentations and danced my behind off, at the greatest party sponsored by Duncan and organized by Marcy.
Thank you with all of my heart to all of our sponsors. Thank you to all of you who gave us your most precious time to be with us in Reno. Next year, we will be a direct flight away as in Chicago, and we can’t see you there.
We have lots of photos from PIE 2022 that you will be able to see soon. In the meantime, here are a few of my snapshots.
“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance,
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’,
Don’t let some Hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance… I hope you dance. …”
Lets keep on on dancing! You all are amazing and you make this awesome parking industry strong and innovative. God bless you all.
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PLANO, Texas — App-free parking software and payments innovator TEZ Technology (“TEZ” or the “Company”) today announced it has appointed industry veteran Mike Simmons to Chief Executive Officer, given the Company’s rapid growth trajectory. Mr. Simmons is a proven leader of high-growth companies, having previously founded and scaled parking technology provider T2 Systems as its CEO. Now as CEO of TEZ, Mr. Simmons will be responsible for expanding the Company’s North American operations while also leading its growing international footprint.
TEZ, whose customers include hospitality, retail, restaurants, healthcare, Class-A office, mixed-use, residential, sports and entertainment, university, and municipal clients, is a portfolio company of Tritium Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies.
Concurrently, the Company announced that founder and former CEO Ken Lovegreen will become Vice Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer. Mr. Lovegreen will work closely with Mr. Simmons and other key stakeholders to set the Company’s vision for the future, focusing his time and expertise on key strategic initiatives including the advancement of cutting-edge innovation and product enhancements for the benefit of TEZ clients. Mr. Lovegreen is known for having invented and patented the world-renowned restaurant paging systems as founder and CEO of Long Range Systems.
“TEZ is leading the way in app-free innovation during this transformational time in the parking and mobility industry. We are pleased to combine Mike’s operational expertise and demonstrated leadership capacity with Ken’s unwavering commitment to innovation as a passionate “Idea Guy.” I am very excited to have two proven industry thought leaders and subject matter experts working side by side with the TEZ board as we tackle new opportunities and expansion plans,” said Matt Bowman, Managing Partner at Tritium Partners.
Mr. Simmons is a 30-year parking industry technology veteran who joined TEZ in 2021 as its Executive Chairman to work closely with management on strategy, operating plans, and organizational structure. Before that, he served as founder and CEO of T2 Systems, where he helped create multiple parking solutions, including parking management and enforcement platforms. He oversaw the company’s ascension through multiple phases of unprecedented growth and institutional acquisitions over a period of 25 years. Previously, Mr. Simmons served as CEO of Sharpen Technologies, where he helped the company raise $40M in growth capital and grow its operations, fueling a significant increase in enterprise value.
“My continued interest in technological innovation in the parking and mobility industry led me to TEZ, where Ken and a team of innovators had been transforming the industry through modern, app-free, hardware-light solutions since 2011. I believe our app-free approach and functionality make it easy for customers to access and make payments in multiple venues including self-park and valet operations, and I am extremely pleased to be working with Ken and the entire TEZ team as we increase utilization and adoption of the TEZ suite of solutions,” said Mr. Simmons.
“With the rapid adoption of contactless payments for consumer transactions in public and private-sector parking and mobility operations, TEZ is perfectly positioned as the app-free innovator. I look forward to continued collaboration with our leadership, research and development teams, and industry partners, as we capitalize on TEZ’s core differentiators to fuel our growth,” added Mr. Lovegreen.
About TEZ Technology
TEZ empowers owners and operators of parking related real estate to “go mobile” and generate significantly more revenue and efficiencies, automating traditional paper ticket processes, promoting client brand awareness, and greatly enhancing guest experiences. For more information visit https://teztechnology.com/
About Tritium Partners
Founded in 2013, Tritium Partners is a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies with exceptional growth potential. With more than $1.2 billion of assets under management, Tritium actively partners with talented founders and executives to build market-leading companies through high-growth strategies, while maintaining capital efficiency. Tritium’s approach emphasizes creating long-term value through both strategic growth initiatives and acquisitions, with specialized expertise in FinTech and financial services, Internet marketplaces, software data and analytics, supply chain and logistics, and tech-enabled business services. For more information, please visit www.tritiumpartners.com.
Megan Leinart, LEED AP BD+C, CAPP
● Parkopedia named as the provider of the most accurate and complete parking data in China
Frost and Sullivan’s 2021 China Smart Parking Market Research project highlights the need for accurate parking data and offers insight into China’s smart parking market
● A 2021 consumer survey found that the majority of drivers expect automakers to help them find available parking
● Accurate and complete parking data is essential for positive user experiences of in-car convenience features
20 April 2022, Shanghai, China
Parkopedia, the global leader for connected vehicle services, has been named as the provider of the most accurate and complete parking data in China, according to market research specialists, Frost & Sullivan, who compared parking data from 21 of the country’s parking data providers to better understand the ecosystem of China’s digital parking industry.
Demand for parking heavily outstrips supply in China, with just 80 million parking spaces available to accommodate more than 281 million registered vehicles, leaving automakers under pressure to provide drivers with accurate parking information. Parkopedia’s own 2021 driver survey, carried out in partnership with Zhongyan, found that the majority of drivers now expect automakers to provide them with accurate parking information as an essential part of their connected vehicle services. 77% of motorists surveyed also request real-time, dynamic parking information embedded in the vehicle’s head unit when approaching a destination or on departure, which is only possible with accurate data, sourced from reliable and trustworthy data providers.
Frost & Sullivan’s Ground Truth Testing (GTT) exercise focused on parking data coverage and accuracy at almost 4,500 on-street locations, and more than 1,400 off-street parking lots, across 10 major cities in China. Frost & Sullivan benchmarked 21 parking data providers, which included data aggregators, parking operators and municipal smart parking services providers, by comparing static attributes such as name, address, prices, opening hours, number of spaces and the presence of EV chargers as well as dynamic data – which provides parking space availability.
GTT exposes the level of correctness and accuracy across both static and dynamic attributes by visiting multiple locations and comparing the information available from the data provider with the information available at the locations. Evaluating Point of Interest (POI) data is a complex process that requires planning, such as researching areas where parking is most in-demand and where drivers would benefit the most from a parking information service, the type of parking at the location such as on-street or off-street parking, and any weighting of attributes, such as factors that would have a high to low impact on customer satisfaction to give a consistent and fair evaluation between competing suppliers.
The exercise identified Parkopedia as the leading provider for completeness and accuracy of static data in all 10 cities in both off-street and on-street static data,. Parkopedia was also found to be the only supplier to offer complete static data information, as well as providing static data for almost four times as many on-street parking locations as its nearest competitor. When comparing dynamic data, Parkopedia ranked 1st in all 10 cities for on-street, and in 8 for off-street parking.
Ding Xian, General Manager for Parkopedia in China, said: “At Parkopedia, we always strive to provide the highest standards of service quality, giving our customers a level of transparency, confidence and security in our solutions or data they are buying. Transparency is the reason why we encourage our business customers and prospects to conduct Ground Truth Testing to ensure they are able to truly understand what metrics and level of granularity are important to their business. Ultimately, greater transparency, standardisation of terminology, and agreed minimum standards, can only be positive for the industry, enabling more unbiased evaluations of suppliers, and delivering improved driver experiences.”
Andy Guo, Executive Director at Frost & Sullivan, added the following about the results: “The explosive growth of the number of vehicles has raised new requirements for smart parking solutions, which rely heavily on the performance of parking data. With innovative data collection technologies, Parkopedia takes the lead in the highly fragmented Chinese parking market with its sophisticated data collection processes that allow Parkopedia to deliver outstanding coverage and the highest accuracy.
Parkopedia offers the most complete, detailed and accurate parking information and services, which are also their competitive advantages when compared with other parking data providers in China. Its sophisticated availability prediction method allows it to deliver parking data with an outstanding coverage rate and the highest accuracy. Parkopedia ranked 1st out of 10 providers in this thorough assessment.”
The full report can be viewed here:
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, fuelling 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.
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PIE 2022 is only a bit over a month away. We are truly excited to see you in Reno May 15th-18th, 2022! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so here: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/attendee_rates.cfm
Don’t miss hearing and meeting our speakers.
This year, we are thrilled to have Cindy Campbell from IPMI as our key note speaker. Cindy is the Brene Brown of our parking industry. A time spent with her, will make you see yourself and others in a different light. And you will gain myriad new tools to help you communicate and work with others.
We are also looking forward to the presentation from Eugene Tsyklevich, Parkopedia and a Panel of EV Suppliers including Drew Starke, Blink Charging and Paul Young, JuiceBar.
Another great session is about technology if it is too much or not. I will have a privilege to moderate this discussion between Brandy Stanley, City of Las Vegas and Michelle Horton, University of Nevada Reno.
Some other presenters are Dale Denda, Clyde Wilson, Laura Caillot, Barbara Chance, Roamy Valera, Julie Dixon, Mark Frumar and others. We trust that there is a seminar of interest for everyone. Please, see the schedule here: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/sessions_daily.cfm
We are also working currently on the June 2022 Parking Today, the Airport Issue. Parking technology that helps make parking experience non eventful is the star of this issue. Its first and last impressions that make our travel pleasant. It all starts and ends with parking, especially since for most of us, the days of taking Uber are over. More and more airport travelers park be it at the airports or the parking facilities nearby.
If you have an article about airport parking and would like to share it with our readers, please send it to me by April 18th.
And please, contact Brian Bullen, firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th, to create your advertisement to showcase your brand.
In the meantime, have a wonderful new week, and blessed Easter and Passover.
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Amsterdam – The pandemic and the ominous restrictions that came with it may have limited personal interaction and made Intertraffic 2020 impossible. “But that didn’t slow down our creative drive,” says Dennis Krijgsman, Segmentmanager for T&I at Commend. “On the contrary, for us it was a tremendously creative time. We had our innovation engines running in high gear. That allowed us to push the technical frontier and take Traffic Intercom to new heights in functionality, convenience, business support and security.”
Visitors to the Commend stand at this year‘s Intertraffic will be treated to an innovation-loaded display of the latest and greatest products and concepts, all designed to raise the bar of help and safety in traffic related environments. Commend’s motto, “Giving cities a voice” brings everything together under the topic of urban mobility in networked Smart City environments. Highlights awaiting visitors at the Commend stand include:
Shifting into Smart Gear: Cloud-based Parking Intercom
Commend’s Cloud Parking intercom solution ties in perfectly with the dynamic concept of Smart Cities. Designed for small-sized unattended car parks, it takes trusted Commend communication management to the level of ultimate Cloud-native efficiency, convenience and security. There is no need for a server or receiving stations, as calls can be handled conveniently in a browser or on a mobile smart device. This makes Commend Cloud Parking the most cost-effective solution to date when it comes to remotely handling parking customer calls.
“Hey IVY!”: Interactive Voice Assistant for Parking Customer Support
For service desk staff at a car park, answering customer calls can be a time consuming affair. Not any more, thanks to IVY, Commend’s cutting-edge Interactive Voice Assistant for parking customer support. Powered by latest AI speech processing technology, IVY can answer frequent customer requests to relieve human staff. Based on her speech analystics, she can even detect and prioritise emergency calls, route them to first responders and raise alarms. More at https://symphony.commend.com/en/digital-assistant.html
im3: The World’s Smallest IP Intercom Module
Combining, switching and routing of audio/video connections with full Commend Intercom power has never been easier to accommodate. Whether fitted into gate posts or pay-on-foot machines, powering emergency help points or serving in other off-street and on-street traffic environments – Commend’s brand-new IP-based im3 Module fits virtually everywhere and ties in seamlessly with Smart City networks. When it comes to IP Intercom, the Commend im3 proves how small can be incredibly powerful.
Commend Smart City Soluions: Trusted Communication, Urban Style
From smart street lights to talking cameras, intelligent bollard intercom and many other useful help and safety features, Commend innovations bring information feeds and communication lines to urban public environments to smarten up cities.
Commend is passionate about innovating and perfecting communication and security technology. For more than 50 years Commend has been translating this passion into Intercom and Public Address solutions that customers can always trust to support and protect their business, reputation, assets and even lives. The customer’s voice, needs and trust are the key inspiration for all that Commend does, from research and production to installation and aftersales services. The result are high-class products that are built around the customer’s requirements to serve their specific business and safety needs – whether in road tunnels, on loud and dirty factory floors or in antiseptically clean healthcare and production facilities, on ships, yachts or trains, and in places from car parks to office buildings and Smart Cities. All this is made possible by over 500 passionate individuals that work together as one across Commend’s worldwide support network, dedicated to ensuring that this corporate mission is acted upon. For further information visit www.commend.com.
For more information please contact:
Joerg Weisser, Marketingleitung
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PHILADEPHIA, PA – April 7, 2022 – meterUP, powered by ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, is celebrating the milestone achievement of one million downloads since the app’s deployment in December 2017. Since launching over four years ago, meterUP has had over 17 million parking transactions. The app can be accounted for close to 70% of all parking transactions in Philly, ParkMobile’s top market with over a million users.
Over 75% of all meterUP app users hail from Pennsylvania. Since the launch of ParkMobile in Philadelphia, there have been nearly 1.5M unique license plates through the meterUP program.
“Philadelphia continues to be our top market generating the most paid transactions week after week, and we’re honored to work with the city on an exclusive parking app,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “meterUP uses the same easy-to-use technology as ParkMobile and it is exciting to see the app reach the much-deserved million-download milestone.”
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, providing a contactless way for millions of people to easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device. 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 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, email@example.com
meterUP Contact: Marty O’Rourke, firstname.lastname@example.org