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Automotus, launches its fourth cohort of the Commercial Curb Challenge

January 09, 2023

 

 

Automotus, launches its fourth cohort of the Commercial Curb Challenge

 

 

Automotus, a leading curb management solutions provider, launched its fourth cohort of the Commercial Curb Challenge. The Commercial Curb Challenge is a private-public partnership initiative aimed at helping cities implement automated curb management solutions without city-led investment. Past awardees include the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, the City of Omaha, the city of Bethlehem (PA) and others.

“Working with Automotus has enabled the Pittsburgh Parking Authority to maintain their status as an industry leader,” stated David Onorato, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. “The data collected over the past year has proven to be very beneficial to the Authority vision, that we extended our current contract for an additional two years and expanded the smart loading zones to 200 spaces. I look forward to our continued relationship with Automotus in transforming curb management through data and technology,” said Onorato.

This Commercial Curb Challenge will select five cities to join this public-private partnership to implement curb management analytics and automated smart loading to address congestion from on-street parking with a focus on developing strategies to support traffic safety issues and/or transportation emissions.

Selected cities will receive hardware at no upfront cost, support from leading technology and public sector consultants, and tools to support street safety and transportation emission goals of up to $750,000 to implement curbside analytics and automated smart loading zones.

Former recipients of the Commercial Curb Challenge include, City of Pittsburgh, City of Omaha, City of LA, and City of Bethlehem. Pittsburgh, PA has been operating Smart Loading Zones with Automotus since April 2022 and has seen a 20% reduction in dwell times and a 42% reduction in double parking.

Applications and nominations for the Automotus Commercial Curb Challenge are open until February 15, 2023 and can be entered here: https://www.automotus.co/commercial-curb-challenge. For more information, contact Roamy Valera, roamy@automotus.co.

Blink Charging Unveils Five Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES 2023, Advancing Electrification Around the World

January 05, 2023

Blink Charging Unveils Five Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES 2023, Advancing Electrification Around the World

 

 

Five new products are designed to meet the expanding needs of EV markets across the globe, giving EV drivers more access, more options and greater flexibility

Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 05, 2023  — Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today launched five new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023. The new products include the Vision, EQ 200, Series 3, PQ 150, and 30kW DC Fast Charger, which are designed to serve the increasing demands of the growing EV markets across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Blink Charging will be showcasing the new products, along with their broader line of EV charging solutions, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall at booth #7301 and will host a press conference today, January 5, at 11:00 a.m. PST at its booth. The press conference will be live streamed via YouTube here.

The electric vehicle revolution is upon us, with global sales continuing to skyrocket. New funding and tax credits resulting from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are anticipated to accelerate adoption in the U.S.even further. With more EVs hitting the road than ever before, Blink is positioned to play a leading role in the buildout of the charging infrastructure needed to fuel this new electrified fleet. Following a year of incredible growth – from industry-leading acquisitions to the addition of Buy America-compliant manufacturing capabilities – Blink is again expanding its product line to power the future of electrified transportation for consumers, fleets, businesses, retailers, developers and municipalities, both in the U.S. and globally.

“With the launch of these new state-of-the-art products, Blink is expanding our offerings to meet the needs of customers across the entire EV ecosystem as adoption accelerates around the world,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chairman and CEO of Blink Charging. “We are excited to continue our growth into new markets and help lead the transition to clean, reliable and accessible mobility powered by electricity.”

Building on 14 years of experience, Blink is the only complete, end-to-end solution for the EV charging ecosystem. Providing the most flexibility in the industry, Blink’s unique business models empower personalized EV charging strategies that achieve customer goals and ensure success whether customers want to own, host or operate their charging infrastructure.

Blink Charging products being unveiled at CES 2023 include:

Vision
The reimagined Vision is designed as a two-in-one solution to attract and captivate drivers and provide site hosts and advertisers an innovative media solution. With a newly designed 55” LCD screen capable of displaying static and dynamic advertising, the Vision is the ideal point-of-charge advertising solution with two 80 amp, 19.2kW ports that can charge simultaneously. The Vision offers easy payment via RFID, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and all major credit cards. Additional features include cloud connectivity via built-in 4G LTE signal, retractable cable management and dual cable configurations with two universal J1772 plugs and a built-in camera for additional security. Site owners can benefit from charging and advertising revenue share models for this product.

EQ 200
The EQ 200 is an intelligent, affordable, and scalable charging solution designed for European and South American markets. Offering up to 22kW of power and an innovative modular design, this product fits any location and can be tailored to the specific needs of market segments. The EQ 200 is prepared for the future by supporting technologies like ISO-15118, OCPP 2.0, and bi-directional charging, also known as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G). The charger also offers customization and rebranding options available to fit each user’s needs.

Series 3
The Series 3 is a flexible and versatile EV charging solution designed for both two- and three-wheeler EVs. Designed for the APAC and Latin American markets, the Series 3 provides up to 15 amps of output in a compact form, making it ideal for installation at small shops and residential and commercial parking areas. Its built-in electric metering allows customers to manage electricity costs with an intuitive, smart network connection. Further, up to 45 charging points can be connected with a single communication gateway.

PQ 150
The PQ 150 is a smart charging cable designed for residential charging in European markets. Offering up to 22kW of power, the PQ 150 is simple and easy-to-use with no installation necessary and provides the highest safety level on the market today. With Bluetooth, WiFi and optional SIM/GSM & GPS functionality, this product offers advanced technology in a simple, sleek design.

Series 9 30kW DC Fast Charger
The Series 9 30kW DC Fast Charger is Blink Charging’s latest solution for fast charging across global markets. A small footprint charging station designed for speed and flexibility, this product was designed to quickly charge tomorrow’s EVs today and offers the perfect balance of size and power, providing up to 100 amps and 1,000 volts of output. A 7-inch LCD touchscreen display provides drivers with an intuitive charging process and the charger integrates with the newly-redesigned Blink Network over a Wi-fi, ethernet, or 4G connection, offering high-performance, compatibility, and remote monitoring.

This announcement comes on the heels of several exciting developments at Blink Charging, including the showcase of three of its newest charging products – the MQ 200, HQ 200 and 30kW DC Fast Charger – at the LA Auto Show in November and the release of the entirely rebuilt Blink Network and Blink Charging Mobile App in October. In the same month, Blink Charging also announced its search for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the United States, reaffirming its commitment to domestic manufacturing.

Products also on display at the Blink Charging booth at CES include the IQ 200, the fastest Level 2 AC charging station available on the market providing 80 amps of output and approximately 65 miles of charge in an hour; the Series 4 that provides safe, flexible charging for EV drivers where they charge the most, at home; the Series 7 that enables property managers to build the charging infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles at business locations; and the Series 8, a smart EV charging station that allows drivers to pay how they want while providing a robust charging experience.

About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed nearly 59,000 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, healthcare/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/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements and terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should,” or other comparable terms involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of Blink Charging and members of its management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including our estimate of U.S. charger production and those described in Blink Charging’s Q3 2022 Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed with the SEC, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal securities law, Blink Charging undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions.

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HÖRMANN ANNOUNCES BIM CONTENT FOR HD-DD 3065 RUBBER DOOR

January 04, 2023

 

 

 

HÖRMANN ANNOUNCES BIM CONTENT FOR HD-DD 3065 RUBBER DOOR

 

 

(Sparta, TN)  Hörmann North America has had BIM models available for high performance fabric and rigid door models since 2016.  Now, BIM content for the HD-DD 3065 rubber door is also available for architects and designers:  https://www.tnrdoors.com/bim

The data-rich content is available at no charge for customers working with Autodesk® Revit®.  In addition to featuring dynamic, live-response physical characteristics of the door model, Hörmann has carefully designed its graphics to flexibly accommodate the user’s needs in a variety of levels of detail, ensuring that the data works for their needs no matter what stage of the project.  Users can explore the exact same models, anywhere, anytime without production software and gain one click access to Hörmann’s most requested technical data including Masterformat Specifications, product literature, typical approval drawings (CAD) and more,directly within their BIM objects.  BIM for additional rubber door models will be available soon.  

Visit us today:  https://www.hormann.us

Hörmann in North America manufactures high-speed, high-performance doors, residential and commercial doors.  The Hörmann Group, Germany, is an internationally-oriented, fast-growing company in the construction supplier industry.  Doors, hinged doors, frames, operators and perimeter protection as well as storage space systems are manufactured for the markets inEurope, North America and Asia at 40 highly specialized factories.  Hörmann is present in over 100 individual sales locations in more than 40 countries, is represented by sales partners in over 50 other countries, and employs over 6,000 people.

Tighe & Bond Acquires WorldTech Engineering

January 03, 2023

 

Tighe & Bond Acquires WorldTech Engineering

 

 

 

Westfield, Massachusetts, January 3, 2023 – Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering, design, and environmental consulting, announces it has acquired eastern Massachusetts-based WorldTech Engineering (WorldTech), a full-service transportation and civil engineering firm.

This strategic acquisition aligns with the firm’s vision of being a trusted advisor by offering clients a comprehensive, single-source solution to their engineering, design, and environmental science needs. The addition of WorldTech’s staff bolsters Tighe & Bond’s transportation services across a complementary client base.

Tighe & Bond’s current offices in eastern Massachusetts offices are now augmented by WorldTech’s Woburn office, bringing the total number of offices to 13 across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine.

Tighe & Bond President and CEO Bob Belitz said, “We believe this expanded transportation practice gives us additional opportunity to support our client base given current and forecasted needs for transportation infrastructure improvements. WorldTech’s business model complements our existing capabilities and aligns with our client-focused approach. We welcome this talented team to our firm.”

Richard Benevento, WorldTech’s founder, added, “We recognized our two highly accomplished firms would be stronger together as we continue our mission to be a personal and committed transportation partner. We look forward to expanding our client base throughout the Northeast and providing new opportunities for our employees.”

About WorldTech Engineering (now branded as Tighe & Bond)

Since its founding in 2009, WorldTech worked to provide personalized professional transportation engineering services, including civil/site, traffic, planning, roadway/highway, and asset management. The firm has a strong track record of successfully assisting municipalities find ways to advance infrastructure improvements through federal and state funding.

About Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond is an employee-owned, regional consulting firm in the Northeast, specializing in water and wastewater, transportation, and building services engineering; site planning and design; landscape architecture; and environmental science. By focusing on bright ideas, green strategies and clear solutions, the Tighe & Bond team develops creative, collaborative solutions to complex challenges.

Media Contact:
Regina Sibilia

Tighe & Bond

O: 413.572.3273 | M: 413.535.9112

rsibilia@tighebond.com

Parker Technology Partners with Regina International Airport & Platinum Parking to Improve the Airport Parking Experience

January 03, 2023

Parker Technology Partners with Regina International Airport & Platinum Parking to Improve the Airport Parking Experience

 

 

 

Indianapolis, IN (January 3rd, 2023) — Parker Technology has partnered with Regina International Airport (YQR) and Platinum Parking Canada, the Airport’s selected parking operator, to provide customer support in their parking facilities. With Parker Technology’s customer service solution, travelers can quickly reach a customer service representative if they experience problems when entering, exiting, or paying for parking.

“Delivering an exceptional customer experience is our top priority at YQR. Parker Technology gives us the peace-of-mind knowing that all customers will be receiving prompt, quality service, no matter the time of day.” said Justin Reves, Manager, Customer Experience and Marketing, Regina Airport Authority.

The Airport is using Parker Technology’s support, in which their customer service team is quickly and efficiently answering all service calls.

Additionally, for this project the Airport is utilizing Parker Technology’s API integration with TIBA. This allows customer service representatives to seamlessly troubleshoot misread tickets and calculate and push appropriate fees to the devices, thereby increasing revenue collection and getting motorists on their way.

“We’re delighted that Regina International Airport has partnered with us to deliver a better customer experience to their parking customers,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology. “We know that time is money, and that is never more important than at an airport when someone is trying to catch a flight or get home to loved ones.”

With Parker Technology’s cloud-based software platform, all call interactions are intuitively tracked in a dashboard, where the Airport’s parking team and Platinum’s team can review call recordings, see data around how many calls they are receiving, why guests are calling for help and how they are being resolved. All this insight can be used to enhance the customer experience and make any necessary adjustments in the parking operation’s day-to-day efficiencies.

About Platinum Parking Canada

Platinum Parking Canada provides parking management services to YQR and over 500 other parking facilities across Canada and the US, ranging from institutions to private parking. Powered by Platinum means delivering superior parking management services to our clients, yielding maximum long-term net income while delivering exceptional customer service. When you think parking, think Platinum. Learn more at www.platinumparking.com.

About Parker Technology

For parking operators who have limited resources to manage intercom and inbound customer service calls, Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently and according to the facility’s business rules. Parker helps clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks, and gathering data insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at www.helpmeparker.com

Denison Parking Now Managing Parking at Electric Works in Fort Wayne, Indiana

December 15, 2022

In November 2022, Denison Parking began managing parking for the new mixed-use innovation district, Electric Works, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The campus encompasses 39 acres, 18 historic buildings, and more than 1.2 million square feet of space. The new parking facilities currently consist of two lots and a garage, totaling 1,475 spaces, with more areas in development.

“We are proud to support this exciting project with our signature seamless parking experience. This site has long been a center for innovation and growth, a match for Denison Parking’s experienced, innovative, and personal service.”

—C. Perry Griffith III, President of Denison Parking

Electric Works Fort Wayne

Sparking Growth in Fort Wayne

Electric Works will spark new growth in a welcoming community. A recent poll showed strong community support with high favorability across all demographics and council districts. Once, the site employed 40% of the city’s workforce, but that’s not the only reason the community supports the project; it is estimated to have nearly $400 million in annual economic impact and 1,500 permanent jobs.

The broad cross-section of tenants and uses are anticipated to activate the district and neighborhood with arts, food, specialty retail, and the buzz of innovation and collaboration, all in a setting that will boost downtown development.

More about Fort Wayne and Electric Works

Products from Electric Works have touched your life in many ways—you likely have a few in your kitchen. The first ice-making machine in the US, a predecessor of the household refrigerator, and garbage disposal were both invented at the Electric Works campus under General Electric. But these inventions aren’t the only interesting things about the campus and Fort Wayne’s history. Check out these fun facts:

  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is rated in the nation’s top ten!
  • Fort Wayne is often credited as the birthplace of the NBA. In 1949, Fred Zoller, owner of the Fort Wayne Pistons, brokered the merger of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) from his kitchen table.
  • Fort Wayne’s African/African-American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) exhibits Black and African American history in Allen County, going as far back as 1809. It also houses the area’s most extensive public collection of African art.
  • Lakeside Rose Garden, a renowned National Rose Garden, attracts guests from all over the country. This “must see” garden holds more than 150 varieties of roses and totals at least 2,000 rose plants.

The Denison Difference

Denison Parking is one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators, always up-to-date, agile, and ahead of the curve with industry changes. Our experience with mixed-use, innovation district facilities make us the ideal choice to handle the unique demands of these properties.

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.

For parking directions and rates for Electric Works, click here

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL TO REVOLUTIONISE KERBSIDE RESTRICTION MANAGEMENT IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND WITH APPYWAY’S TRAFFIC SUITE

December 14, 2022

 

 

 

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL TO REVOLUTIONISE KERBSIDE RESTRICTION MANAGEMENT IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND WITH APPYWAY’S TRAFFIC SUITE

 

 

  • Dublin City Council is innovating its kerbside restriction management process with AppyWay’s suite of management tools, aptly named Traffic Suite
  • By transforming how they manage their kerbside the City Council will be able to better understand how their kerbside is being used and improve data accuracy
  • The adoption of Traffic Suite, in particular the management tool Mapper, is enabling the City Council to rapidly streamline an outdated and often time-consuming process
  • Now live with the solution, Dublin City Council has much more control over their kerbside assets and is empowered with better data to make more informed decisions

Wednesday 14th December 2022, London, UK, AppyWay the intelligent kerbside organisation empowering local governments to kick-start decarbonisation efforts, has today announced the adoption of its kerbside management solution, Traffic Suite, by its first international customer, Dublin City Council.

Dublin City Council approached AppyWay to transform their restriction management process to better understand how their kerbside is being used and to ensure they have more control over their kerbside assets and restriction data. The key goal for the City Council was to look at new and innovative ways to encourage the efficient and sustainable use of loading bays as a part of the Senator Project.

The Senator project is funded under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and aims at finding possible solutions to solve the challenges of logistics in urban areas. Dublin, as one of the two Urban Living Labs, is providing pilot site where solutions will be tested, readjusted, and improved to fit the urban environment.

The adoption of Traffic Suite, in particular the Mapper solution for kerbside management allows the City Council to manage their restrictions in Mapper from a highly accurate data set. This was made possible by an extensive kerbside restriction survey by Cyclomedia.

Now live with Traffic Suite, Dublin City Council is exploring a number of the benefits that digitised, map-based restriction management can bring. This would include exploring huge efficiencies within their management process and workflows, and improved accuracy of restriction records. The City Council have also found wide-ranging opportunities for data sharing across services and external mobility operators which includes the Senator Partners for the Senator platform development.

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO, AppyWay comments, “We’re thrilled have Dublin City Council onboard and proving the benefits of the Traffic Suite and Mapper to an international audience. The outdated and cumbersome management of kerbside restrictions is a global issue, and one that is causing decarbonisation efforts to stagnate. Without streamlined restriction management processes, and easily understood and sharable restriction data, councils are frequently left struggling to rollout initiatives such as electric vehicle charge points, active travel promotion, or create more efficient, sustainable access to loading bays.”

“With Dublin City Council we’re able to put them on the front-foot of kerbside management, empowering them with the tools, processes, and open data they need to make smarter kerbside decisions and make the Senator Urban Living Lab a success.”

Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager, Dublin City Council quotes

“With increasing ecommerce and thriving businesses, the city centre of Dublin is becoming more and more congested, and it is necessary for us to understand and manage the kerb assets more efficiently using digital tools. The kerbside management can be transformational for the city.  We are delighted to partner with AppyWay and look forward to piloting the mapper solution to digitise the streets of Dublin.”

Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council is the largest Local Authority in the Dublin region, employing approximately 5,600 staff. The Council is responsible for public housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture and environment. Dublin City Council has a population of approx.554,554 people (Census 2016).

AppyWay

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

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

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

Kerbside Management | B2G

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

Traffic Suite >

Intelligent Mobility | B2B

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

AppyWay mobile app >

Parking API >

Propark Mobility Selected by CampusParc to Manage Parking for The Ohio State University

December 14, 2022

 

Propark Mobility Selected by CampusParc to Manage Parking for The Ohio State University

 

 

Columbus, Ohio – Propark Mobility announced today that it has partnered with CampusParc, the concessionaire for the long-term parking lease at The Ohio State University, to provide parking management services for the institution.

“We’re proud to partner with CampusParc to provide Propark’s leading parking management solutions on The Ohio State University campus,” said Stephen Duffy, Chief Strategy Officer, Propark. “Our decades of experience serving universities and stadiums, alongside our continuous growth in the region, position us to make significant contributions to the campus parking experience and the overall community.”

Propark will provide parking management services for Ohio State’s Columbus campus, which features nearly 37,000 parking stalls and 16 garages. Employing more than 250 team members for the operation, Propark will implement parking solutions that effectively streamline the parking process and enhance the campus experience for more than 65,000 university students and over 40,000 faculty and staff members, as well as millions of sporting event attendees and patients every year.

“Propark brings expert parking and mobility operations and premium service to our partnership, while offering a fresh perspective and new approach that will continue to enhance the services we provide to Ohio State, as well as the students, faculty, staff and visitors who travel to and around campus each day,” said Sarah Blouch, CampusParc President and CEO.

CampusParc is beginning the 11th year of the long-term parking lease. The company provides oversight and management of the initial $483 million investment made in The Ohio State University parking system, while the third-party vendor and parking expert, Propark Mobility, provides the operational services related to parking across campus.

“Through this partnership, Propark will combine our expertise in university parking management with our specialized stadium and event parking services to enhance on-campus operations,” said Rudy Touvell, Senior Vice President, Propark. “We’re dedicated to creating an efficient daily parking experience for students, faculty, and staff, in addition to a seamless event parking experience for visitors and Ohio State fans.”

About Propark Mobility

Propark Mobility is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking and mobility services for over 750 hospitality, healthcare, commercial, university, and off-airport locations, in over 100 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit, www.propark.com.

TKH: UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Technology Focus Extends to the Parking Garage

December 13, 2022

 

 

TKH: UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Technology Focus Extends to the Parking Garage

 

 

Cheshire, CT – December 13, 2022 – TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded an additional Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas. UTSW was recently heralded as the No. 1 hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report for the 6th year in a row.

UTSW’s technological approach to healthcare also extends to the parking garages. With an anticipated second quarter 2023 completion, the APGS will be located in CUH Garage B of UTSW campus’s newest edition – the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.  Opened for patients in 2020, research and innovation are the foundation for the medical center’s patient-centered care. CUH Garage B, a 950-space facility accommodating both visitors and staff, will soon join CUH Garage A in housing the latest in parking technology.

“The hospital was designed with the care and comfort of patients and their families in mind.  Our goal was to create a calming environment to reduce stress and I believe we’ve achieved it.  Each step of a patient’s process has been made easier – entrance, checking in, internal wayfinding, discharging, external navigation, and exit. Since installing the AGPS in garage A, our patients and visitors praised their parking experience. Adding it to garage B was an easy choice,” said Senior Operations Manager Rick Harbaugh. “With the systems, we’re able to maximize occupancy, enhance security, and utilize the data to adjust parking operations to meet driver and medical center needs.”

Visitors, patients, and their families will have the means to efficiently find an available parking space with TKH Security’s new smart-sensor M5 camera-based APGS. Each smart-sensor can monitor up to six parking spaces simultaneously. The bright, red and green color-coded LED light on the smart-sensors instantly visually direct motorists to available spaces.  Reducing time to park by up to 63%, the APGS will help patients arrive to their appointments quickly.

“It’s been great working with UTSW over the past few years and we are excited to be installing our system at another site.  It shows the commitment TKH Security has to our existing customers, providing exceptional technology and services,” said Regional Account Manager Jeff Sparrow. “I’m delighted to have our company selected for this project.”

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s APGS package also includes:

  • Park Surveillance to capture streaming video when motion is detected in or around a space, or continuously if desired,
  • Park Alerts, which notify operators when certain vehicles enter the building including VIP patients and visitors,
  • LCD NAV signs to provide up-to-the-minute parking space availability for drivers,
  • And INX with real time dashboards and business intelligence for operations to maximize parking facilities.

On the UT Southwestern Medical Center project, TKH Security is proud to partner with Associated Time.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,900 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in more than 80 specialties to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 4 million outpatient visits a year.

About TKH Security

TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With over 25 years of experience, we offer complete solutions for Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Surveillance, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Aasset Security, Flexsposure, Key Processor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.

Contact

Sarah Clevinger

Director of Marketing, NTHAM

s.clevinger@tkhsecurity.com

APPYWAY AND TFL DEMYSTIFY RED ROUTE PARKING IN THE CAPITAL WITH APPYPARKING+ 

December 09, 2022

 

 

 

 

APPYWAY AND TFL DEMYSTIFY RED ROUTE PARKING IN THE CAPITAL WITH APPYPARKING+ 

 

 

 

 

  • Transport for London has shared its red route kerbside restriction data with AppyWay to unlock even more of the capital via their driver app, AppyParking+
  • Drivers including blue badge holders, fleets and delivery services are often confused by restrictions on red routes and avoid stopping, loading, or unloading in these areas
  • With AppyParking+ drivers in London can now see when, where and for how long it is okay to park along these routes
  • Red route parking data enables users of AppyParking+ to make better travel decisions, enabling fewer miles to be driven, and reducing congestion and emissions

London, UK, AppyWay, the intelligent kerbside company empowering local governments to activate decarbonisation efforts and helping fleets and drivers reduce mileage, has today announced the launch of red route parking data within its driver app, AppyParking+.

Making up 5% of London’s roads, but carrying up to 30% of the city’s traffic, red routes are an important part of journeys across the capital. Red routes help reduce congestion and ensure crucial deliveries and journeys can be made safely to keep the city moving. Unless otherwise stated, these major arterial routes with single and double red lines are no stopping at all times. However, TfL who manages restrictions on red routes, do in fact allow parking along them in specified areas, for specified periods, when their use will not cause any major disruption to the capital’s busy road network.

AppyWay and their driver app, AppyParking+, enables drivers and fleets to access detailed parking restriction information for all 32 London boroughs. Helping them to find and navigate to parking quickly and efficiently, in turn reducing mileage, fuel usage and congestion. To cover all of London’s kerbside, AppyWay and TfL worked together to make it even easier for people to understand the parking restrictions on London’s red routes.

With TfL’s help, the AppyParking+ app now displays all red route parking information for London. This exciting development means drivers in London can experience improved journeys around the capital. Delivery services, trades and more can safely load and unload, and blue badge holders can park, pick up or drop off much closer to their destinations.

Now live within the app, AppyWay Founder & CEO Dan Hubert comments,

“Through AppyParking+ we have proven the importance of putting kerbside data into the hands of London’s drivers. Every day drivers can make informed travel decisions, and fleets are able to optimise their operations. This means fewer miles are driven by today’s transport, and drivers transitioning faster to carbon-zero options. Red route data is another piece of this all-important kerbside puzzle and we’re thrilled to be sharing this information with users of AppyParking+”

Nick Owen, TfL’s Head of Network Performance, said: “Parking restrictions around the capital play an important role in reducing motor traffic, and enabling more walking, cycling and public transport use. People driving should only stop or park on red routes where permitted and we want to make it as simple as possible for people to understand where they can and can’t park. Adding this data to the AppyParking+ app will make our parking restrictions even clearer, and we hope that this increases compliance with these vital restrictions.”

Many thanks,

Georgia Tomkins

Marketing Manager

+44 (0) 7787 951 199

appyway.com

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