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eleven-x’s eXactpark Solution Selected by the City of Guelph to Improve Parking Access and Urban Mobility

November 30, 2022

 

 

 

eleven-x’s eXactpark Solution Selected by the City of Guelph to Improve Parking Access and Urban Mobility

The solution will provide real-time space status availability and intelligent enforcement to help residents and visitors more easily find parking and reduce traffic

 

 

WATERLOO, Ontario, November, 30, 2022 — eleven-x, a global leader providing complete, high-performance, wireless IoT and Smart City solutions, today announced it was selected by the City of Guelph to help the municipality improve the management and oversight of their two-hour free parking program by implementing the company’s innovative eXactpark™ solution. eleven-x’s smart parking solution enables comprehensive parking monitoring via a real-time sensor-based stall occupancy technology and a comprehensive software and parking intelligence platform to enable effective management of the city’s parking assets.

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 143,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario with a thriving city center. eXactpark will enable the city to better manage its limited parking resources and reduce traffic congestion by providing  real-time parking stall occupancy data, and software to use this data to manage parking assets and implement advanced intelligent enforcement capabilities.

The comprehensive solution incorporates eleven-x’s award winning, patent pending SPS-X sensor, which provides the stall occupancy data to the eXactpark software suite.  The sensor utilizes multiple technologies including magnetic sensing, radar, Bluetooth, along with advanced edge processing,  to provide industry-leading battery life, reliability and most importantly accuracy. Sensors will be installed in two phases, starting with 250 stalls across the municipality’s unique downtown district, with an additional 1,750 projected to be deployed throughout the city to provide advanced real-time analytics of key parking metrics. The eXactpark software suite not only provides parking intelligence software to the city but  will also enable intelligent parking enforcement capabilities so the city can improve its monitoring capabilities for its two-hour free parking program. The sensors will detect how long vehicles are parked in, a space and will be used to enforce the free two-hour limit and to inform longer-term planning for parking needs.

“Many municipalities have free parking policies. It is typically challenging to efficiently monitor, manage and ensure usage compliance for a resource that is offered free of charge. This makes it difficult to maintain the best experience for drivers, since it leads to excessive traffic, and frustrates residents, visitors and ultimately the small business owners who rely on them” said Dan Mathers, President and CEO of eleven-x. “the capabilities that eXactpark provides, including real-time availability and intelligent enforcement, will help the City of Guelph to streamline parking operations, resulting in cost savings,  while at the same time reducing traffic and improving access to downtown businesses.”

eXactpark’s intelligent enforcement and real-time status and monitoring capabilities are essential to the city as it helps reduce cruise times, improves road safety and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The data and insights provided by the smart parking solution will also provide the City of Guelph actionable insights to help with parking asset planning and dynamic pricing initiatives.

“This technology will help make parking downtown easier and more convenient. Eventually, this data will be available on our website so visitors will know – in real time – how many parking spaces are available before they head downtown. These sensors will also improve road safety and lower greenhouse gas emissions across the city.” said Jamie Zettle, Program Manager, Parking at the City of Guelph. “We decided to partner with eleven-x since we have seen the successful deployment of the company’s eXactpark solution in multiple major cities and institutions across North America.”

eXactPark uses LoRaWAN®, a low-power technology that offers a 10-year battery life and minimal maintenance. For more information on eleven-x’s eXactpark solution please visit exactpark.com.

 

About eleven-x Inc.

eleven-x has a world-renowned reputation as a global leader providing wireless, high-performance, IoT and Smart City solutions for cities, campuses, and enterprises. Customers rely on the company’s expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions that are easy-to-use, fully scalable to help reduce costs, drive additional revenues and most importantly, deliver better services.

eleven-x is currently transforming the parking experience through its industry leading parking technology offering eXactpark™, a sensor-based space occupancy monitoring solution and comprehensive software platform, which enables frictionless parking for drivers and parking managers. Built on the award-winning, patent-pending SPS-X sensor, eXactpark helps customers achieve their key goals of traffic reduction, real-time status availability, improved compliance, increased revenues, lower operating costs and reduced GHG emissions. The solution is being utilized by cities and institutions across North America to successfully address mobility challenges. Visit eleven-x.com for more information and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference, Announce Joint Event

November 14, 2022

 

 

 

The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference, Announce Joint Event

 

 

The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference are excited to announce that their joint 2023 conference events will be held on March 28-30 at the Schaumberg Convention Center, PIE Director Marcy Sparrow announced today.

The Big Ten and Friends will host 80 plus university parking, transit, and fleet leaders, who will be participating in the PIE seminars and exhibit hall along with university-specific programming.  A highlight will be a panel session featuring university transportation experts on Thursday, March 30. During this interactive session, the experts will share their stories and answer questions from attendees.

Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference representative Ross Allanson, CAPP, CPP, Director of Parking & Transportation Services at the University of Minnesota, said that he was pleased that the two organizations could come together after they paused their Big Ten conference while the country responded to COVID-19.  Centrally located, Schaumburg, Illinois is an ideal location for a conference that brings together universities and colleges from across the nation.

The Parking Industry Expo is sponsored annually by Parking Today Magazine. In 2023, it will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center adjacent to the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel, a short 20-minute ride north of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The dates are March 28-30. For full information, log on to pieshow.parkingtoday.com

Beam Global Receives $2.9M Order from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Sustainable EV Charging Infrastructure Products*

November 14, 2022

Beam Global Receives $2.9M Order from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Sustainable EV Charging Infrastructure Products*

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 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 that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered 32 Beam EV ARC™ sustainable off-grid charging systems and 3 ARC Mobility™ trailers for efficient system transport. The systems will be deployed across 8 locations for Customs Border Patrol (CBP), Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). EO 14057 Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainabilityprioritizes federal investment in energy resilient infrastructure for EV charging, powered by locally produced and delivered renewable energy for America’s next generation electricity supply. The purchase was made through the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract Number 47QSWA21D0006 which simplifies the federal procurement process and ensures best pricing.

The DHS charging systems will be deployed in Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, and 4 locations in Puerto Rico. The Beam EV ARC™ systems are off-grid and powered by renewable energy, generating and storing their own clean electricity. Each system is deployed with no construction, no electrical work, no utility connection, and is delivered as a turnkey sustainable charging system that is rapidly deployed. Because EV ARC™ systems are flood proof to 9.5 feet and wind rated to 125 mph, and have survived much higher wind speeds in the field, they are particularly well suited to provide disaster preparedness in environments like Puerto Rico. The ARC Mobility™ trailer is a specialized hydraulic transport system designed to efficiently relocate EV ARC™ charging systems.

“Our products are perfect for Executive Order (14057) for a Clean Energy Economy: resilient, clean, sustainable and rapidly deployed EV charging infrastructure solutions,” said Desmond Wheatley, Beam Global CEO. “We continue to see increasing federal GSA orders and pipeline opportunities citing federal initiatives. Our sustainable EV charging solutions create American manufacturing jobs to build American made products that serve zero emission transportation with 100% locally generated renewable and resilient energy.”

The federal fleet is comprised of approximately 657,500 vehicles. President Biden’s Executive Order 14057 with its accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan calls for 100% zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light-duty acquisitions by 2027. This is prioritizing and accelerating a Federal Clean Electricity and Vehicle Procurement Strategy, calling for clean and zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) for federal, state, local and tribal government fleets, including vehicles of the United States Postal Service.

Beam products can be procured through the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract Number 47QSWA21D0006 which simplifies the federal procurement process and ensures best pricing.

*This order was previously announced during Beam Global’s earnings announcement on November 10, 2022

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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Veterans in Parking US and Veterans in Parking UK form a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA) 

November 11, 2022

 

Veterans in Parking US and Veterans in Parking UK form a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA)

 

 

 

Veterans in Parking, Inc., and Veterans in Parking UK have agreed in principle to the creation of a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA) between the two organizations to further the mission of placing Military Veterans into meaningful and rewarding careers in the Parking and Transportation industries in the UK and the US. By working together on both sides of “the pond”, Veterans in Parking and Veterans in Parking UK will enjoy a larger geographical footprint, enhanced visibility and the opportunity to combine resources to further their common mission.

Veterans in Parking UK is a newly created initiative of the British Parking Association and is being organized and managed by Dean Fennell-Connell, UK Sales Director for Conduent Transportation. Dean can be reached via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanfc/       or via telephone at +44 (0) 7771 964682. The British Parking Association is a UK based Not-For-Profit and point of contact is Dave Smith, Head of Communication and Marketing. Dave can be reached via email at dave.s@britishparking.co.uk or via telephone at +44 (0) 7342 854900

Veterans in Parking, Inc. is a US based Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and is managed by a Board of Directors throughout the US. The primary point of contact is: Douglas Cram, President and Founding Member. Doug can be reached via email at admin@vetsinparking.com or via telephone at +1 (770) 331-5864

ŠKODA launches new Pay to Park service in Europe in collaboration with Parkopedia

November 10, 2022

 

ŠKODA launches new Pay to Park service in Europe

 

  • ●  The service allows users to pay for parking via the MyŠKODA App or their vehicle’s infotainment system
  • ●  Following a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now available in seven European countries, with plans to expand it to eight more European markets
  • ●  Collaboration with international connected car services provider Parkopedia

     

    10 November 2022 – Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic / London, UK

    The new ŠKODA Connect service Pay to Park now makes parking easier in several European countries: ŠKODA customers can use the MyŠKODA App or their car’s infotainment system to display parking options, view the fees and pay conveniently. After a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now also available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. ŠKODA and Parkopedia are continuing to expand the service, with eight more countries coming soon.

    Martin Jahn, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, emphasises: “Thanks to the new ŠKODA Connect feature Pay to Park, our customers can now find available parking spaces across Europe even faster and pay conveniently online using our MySKODA App or the infotainment system.”

    Further expansion planned

    Following a successful pilot phase, ŠKODA AUTO is initially introducing Pay to Park in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. This will soon expand to a further eight countries – France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden – before ŠKODA rolls out the service in other European markets in 2023.

    App available in the infotainment and on mobile phone

    Customers can use the service via the MySKODA App on their smartphone or the current Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems. The in-car app is now available for the FABIA, KAMIQ, SCALA, OCTAVIA, KAROQ, SUPERB and KODIAQ.

    Easy registration

    To use Pay to Park, customers must have an active ŠKODA Connect account and have remote vehicle access enabled. Once the payment data is collected in the MyŠKODA App and the service is activated, it can also be accessed instantly via the infotainment system, and ŠKODA drivers can see which parking spaces they can pay for online. When they reach a parking location, the driver can select the parking time and extend it using the app if necessary. Payment is made online after the parking session has ended.

    About Parkopedia

    Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organizations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls in 20,000 cities 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 business.parkopedia.com for more information.

About ŠKODA AUTO

› is successfully steering through the new decade with the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030.
› aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional e-models. › is emerging as the leading European brand in important growth markets such as India and North Africa.

› currently offers its customers twelve passenger-car series: the FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV, ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, SLAVIA and KUSHAQ.
› delivered over 870,000 vehicles to customers around the world in 2021.

› has been a member of the Volkswagen Group for 30 years. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world. › independently manufactures and develops not only vehicles but also components such as engines and transmissions in association with the Group.

› operates at three sites in the Czech Republic; has additional production capacities in China, Russia, Slovakia and India primarily through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine with a local partner. › employs 45,000 people globally and is active in over 100 markets.

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App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team

November 07, 2022

 

App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team

 

 

 

 

PLANO, Texas  — App-free parking software and payments innovator TEZ Technology (“TEZ” or the “Company”) today announced it has expanded its sales team to accommodate the Company’s rapid growth trajectory.  This expansion of the TEZ sales team includes the addition of three new sales professionals who will help the Company expand and support the adoption of the TEZ suite of mobile-enabled technology solutions throughout the country.

TEZ, whose customers include valet and self-park owners and operators of hospitality, retail, healthcare, Class-A office, mixed-use, residential, sports and entertainment, restaurants, and university and municipal assets, is a portfolio company of Tritium Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies.

Dedria Henry, CPP, joins TEZ as Regional Sales Manager in Chattanooga, TN. Dedria has ten years of diverse parking industry experience, most recently serving as Senior Operations Manager for REEF. Dedria will bring her valuable experience in operations to help TEZ’s current and prospective clients identify the technology solutions that will best support their operations, while facilitating the implementation process to support operator staff and customers.

Christen Woods also joins TEZ as Regional Sales Manager. Christen is an experienced sales professional who understands the needs and complexities of the parking industry and operators. She will also work with the TEZ team to identify and implement the best parking technology solutions for operators while helping to expand our footprint.

Raul Caycedo will serve as an Account Manager, supporting TEZ’s sales efforts in South Florida. Raul previously worked with professional operator, Miami Parking. Raul understands the needs and goals of parking operators, and the essential role of technology in conjunction with the evolution of the parking industry. Raul will play a vital role in TEZ’s efforts to continue to build the Florida market.

TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “We are excited to add Dedria, Christen, and Raul to the TEZ team. Our top priority is to work and collaborate with our industry clients and partners as they implement our solutions to enhance their operations and capacities for accountability, automation, and customer engagement.  We are thrilled to be supporting our clients’ diverse parking and mobility operations using our technology.  The expansion of our sales team further enables TEZ to meet our clients where they are.”

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. For more information, please visit www.tritiumpartners.com.

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jason@teztechnology.com                                megan@leinartconsulting.com

469.233.4993                                                   712.574.9196

Cleverciti: Welcome to Miami!

November 06, 2022

 

Cleverciti: Welcome to Miami!

 

 

 

 


Cleverciti is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Miami Parking Authority (MPA). Cleverciti will work with the MPA to enable them to improve curb management operations, reduce curb abuse, and create a “white glove” parking experience for drivers.

 

Effectively managing the curb in the trendy Midtown neighborhood of Miami has become increasingly difficult in recent years. As traffic has increased, so has congestion and curb abuse from all vehicle types. In response, the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) piloted various technologies to help resolve these issues yet struggled to find a comprehensive platform that simultaneously tackled curb abuse, delivered driver guidance, and integrated payment methods with real-time occupancy data to reveal compliance levels.

Fortunately, as the MPA was shaping a revised strategy they learned of the Cleverciti solution implemented in Redwood City, California that solved similar challenges.  In partnership, the teams collaborated on a scalable solution designed to reduce congestion and curb management issues, while enhancing the driver experience for those parking in Midtown.

The initial phase of the MPA plan will concentrate on the heart of Midtown (Buena Vista Blvd, NE 1st Ave between 36thSt and 32nd St) and will include:

  1. 12 Circ 360 Ultras installed at intersections guiding drivers to available spaces.
  2. 43 sensors to monitor the complete curb providing a fully integrated view of payment compliance, occupancy status, and loading zone activity all from the Cleverciti Cockpit.
  3. The Cockpit will equip the MPA with new levels of analytical insights, full reporting features, heatmaps, a live view dashboard, and automated Clever Enforcement alerts to MPA staff to mitigate curb abuses.
  4. The MPA and Cleverciti will share data between systems using the Curb Data Specification (CDS), a digital tool created by the Open Mobility Foundation that helps cities and companies pilot and scale dynamic curb zones. The CDS provides a mechanism for expressing static and dynamic regulations, measuring activity at the curb, and developing policies that create more accessible, useful curbs.

As the project rolls-out, the MPA will use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure congestion, curb abuse, and payment compliance. Based on project averages across Cleverciti’s global customer base, the MPA anticipates double-digit improvements in each category. Additionally, with access to Cleverciti’s comprehensive parking management platform, the MPA will look to integrate existing technologies to further streamline operations across its portfolio.

Cooperatively, the leadership of the MPA and Cleverciti have committed to finding and sharing answers to elusive curb management questions with the aim of moving the parking, mobility, and transportation industry forward collectively.

 

www.cleverciti.com

Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience

November 03, 2022

 

Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience

 

First-of-its-kind agreement brings Avail to LAZ properties, expanding urban mobility options in the U.S.

 

 

CHICAGO, IL (November 3, 2022) – Avail, a car sharing platform protected by Allstate, and LAZ Parking, the fastest growing and second largest parking company in the country, are teaming up to change the way people use parking garages while making the car sharing journey even easier. The collaboration is the first time a car sharing company has directly integrated with a parking management company, enabling monthly parking subscribers to earn supplemental income by sharing their vehicle from the convenience of a commercial garage.

Avail will initially bring its car sharing marketplace and complementary customer service technologies to designated parking areas in 20 LAZ locations across Chicago and Denver, with over 100 integrated locations planned in the next year.

“We began asking what is the next step for car sharing and what more can a parking garage be.’” said Jason Mathias, president of Avail. “Our work with LAZ aims to answer these questions, making car sharing simpler and more accessible and allowing monthly LAZ subscribers to share their vehicles in a fresh, dynamic space. We are thrilled to offer this service with LAZ and lead the reinvention of parking garages.”

The partnership will debut November 3, 2022 in Chicago at LAZ Parking Grand Plaza, 540 N. State. The location will feature technologies including a digital agent to guide customers through the newly launched experience, a designated service station to care for vehicles, and an artificially intelligent camera system to help keep the platform safe and well-managed.

“The parking industry changed dramatically during the pandemic, forcing us to innovate,” said Alan Lazowski, chairman and founder of LAZ Parking. “We rose to the challenge, and through our work with Avail, we are providing a new type of service that helps vehicle owners offset the cost of their parking. It’s optimizing traditional parking garages into mobility hubs.”

Shared cars will be inspected, washed by Avail’s staff, and made available to borrow by vetted owners. As always with Avail, a best-in-class auto insurance from Allstate will offer peace of mind to Avail customers and partners. Avail plans to offer additional features, such as EV charging stations, to its LAZ locations in the future.

Members of the press interested in learning more or attending the debut in Chicago can contact Avail (media@availcarsharing.com) and LAZ Parking (mary@courseyco.com).

Derq Wins AutoTech Breakthrough’s Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Company of the Year Award

November 01, 2022

 

 

 

Derq Wins AutoTech Breakthrough’s Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Company of the Year Award

 

Company’s Real-Time Infrastructure Applications for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Recognized as Top Transportation Technology

 

 

 

DETROIT, MI – (November 1, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles, today announced that it has won the “Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Company of the Year” award in Tech Breakthrough’s 3rd annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards.

 

Since 2020, the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards have recognized the “breakthrough” companies, products, and services that have demonstrated its use across the many sectors of transportation to work more efficiently and react to real-time changes and conditions. With over 1,500 nominations this year from companies in over 15 different countries, Derq now ranks among the top companies and startups in the automotive technology industry.

 

As Derq understands the increasing global need to decrease traffic-related fatalities, the company’s SENSE infrastructure solution was recognized for its cooperative perception and traffic management applications. By generating connected vehicle messages with ultra-low latency and high positional accuracy in compliance with automotive standards, the solution provides full situational awareness to connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), and detects and predicts dangerous conflicts with pedestrians, vehicles, or other vulnerable road users (VRU) to avoid collisions. The solution uses a variety of communication technologies including C-V2X and LTE / 5G to alert connected vehicles and VRU mobile apps.

 

Additionally, the V2X Company of the Year Award recognized Derq’s deployments of its solutions across the U.S. and globally, as well as the company’s successful partnerships with several global V2X players, including Qualcomm, Kapsch, DENSO, and Econolite. This ultimately demonstrated to the AutoTech Breakthrough judges how Derq’s technology can integrate with existing ITS and automotive systems to deliver industry leading V2X solutions. 

 

“We are incredibly honored that the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards recognize our connected infrastructure and vehicle technology to help community agencies and municipal organizations across the globe reduce road fatalities for all users and move toward Vision Zero,” said Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of Derq. “Derq understands the importance of creating safer and smarter roads and we look forward to continuing to make an impact across many U.S and international communities.”

 

To view the other 2022 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards winners, please click here.

 

About AutoTech Breakthrough Awards

 

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in automotive and transportation technologies, services, companies and products around the world. The AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of AutoTech companies and solutions in categories including Connected Car, Electric Vehicles, Engine Tech, Automotive Cybersecurity, Sensor Technology, Traffic Tech, Vehicle Telematics and more. For more information visit AutoTechBreakthrough.com.

 

About Derq:

 

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including the 2022 Global ITS Innovation Award, AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com. Derq is a trademark of Derq Inc.

Blink Charging Collaborates with Hubject to Provide Plug&Charge Across the Blink Network in North America and Europe

October 31, 2022

 

Blink Charging Collaborates with Hubject to Provide Plug&Charge Across the Blink Network in North America and Europe

 

 

Miami Beach, FL, Oct. 31, 2022  — Blink Charging Co.(NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (Blink), a leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, and Hubject, an open IT platform provider, today announced a collaborative agreement to provide Blink customers in the United States and Europe with the Plug&Charge functionality and grow the Plug&Charge ecosystem.

The Plug&Charge feature is based on the ISO 15118 protocol, which allows a fully automated charging process, as the authentication begins as soon as the driver connects their vehicle to the Blink charging station. This allows EV drivers to leave their RFID cards and smartphone apps in their pockets providing an even more convenient charging experience for Blink users.

A Plug&Charge enabled vehicle is equipped with a set of certificates that transmit the customer’s contract data directly to the charging station providing greater security over the authentication via RFID card, app or credit card. The subsequent payment is also handled automatically through Blink Charging. By fully automating authentication, Plug&Charge creates a charging process that is very convenient, easy to handle, and entirely hassle-free for the driver.

“This collaboration will be an added benefit for EV drivers who charge with Blink chargers,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO and Founder of Blink Charging. Mr. Farkas added that “Hubject’s Plug&Charge service will enable Blink users with vehicles capable of using Plug&Charge to charge their EVs without the need of an RFID card or using an app, making the charging experience even more convenient.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Blink Charging to offer their drivers a seamless Plug&Charge experience across their expansive North American and European networks,” said Trishan Peruma, CEO of Hubject Inc. “Creating an effortless charging experience for EV drivers lowers the barriers of EV adoption. The more straightforward the process, the more people will be convinced to join in the mobility transition.”

 

About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed over 51,000 charging ports across 25 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner and BlueLA. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

About Hubject

Hubject simplifies the charging of electric vehicles. Through its eRoaming platform, called intercharge, the eMobility specialist connects Charge Point Operators or CPOs and eMobility Service Providers or EMPs, enabling unified, grid-independent access to charging infrastructure. With over 400,000 connected charging points and more than 1,000 B2B partners in 52 countries and four continents, Hubject has created the world’s largest cross provider charging network for electric vehicles by connecting CPO networks. In addition, Hubject is a trusted consulting partner in the eMobility market, advising car manufacturers, charging providers and other EV-related businesses looking to launch eMobility services or implement Plug&Charge according to ISO 15118

Forward-Looking Statements 

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