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Frogparking Introduces World’s First Auto-Reset Parking Gate with Magnetic Mechanism

March 24, 2023



Frogparking Introduces World’s First Auto-Reset Parking Gate

with Magnetic Mechanism




Irvine, CA (March 23, 2023)—Frogparking, one of the world’s leading parking technology companies, announced today the introduction of the world’s first auto-reset parking gate with a magnetic mechanism. If a parker drives through the gate, the gate is pushed away rather than being disabled or destroyed. Powerful magnets then automatically reset the gate, assuring that it is immediately fully functional.

“This is an important breakthrough in parking gate design,” said Shareena Sandbrook, CEO of Frogparking. “Others have developed break-away gates, but this is the first automatically resetting gate. Now, parking owners don’t need to get someone to come in and repair a broken gate, and they don’t experience revenue losses due to broken gates.”

“This gate solves a huge problem for owners and operators,” said Martyn Brewer, Vice President, USA for Frogparking. “I have one customer who loses eight gates a day, and this technology will save him thousands of dollars in repair and maintenance costs and lost revenue.”

Frogparking is one of the world’s leading parking technology companies and is responsible for the introduction of many parking technology innovations. It was the first technology company in the world to produce solar-powered parking sensors, laser indoor sensors, and wireless parking guidance technology. Frogparking recently become the first parking technology company to offer an end-to-end smart parking solution providing parking owners access to complete parking technology suites built, installed, and serviced by the same provider. The company also has a full, in-house hardware and software design team, and its unique platform also includes custom mobile apps, dynamic signage, and cloud-based data reporting software.

A demonstration of how the gate works can be found at

About Frogparking

Frogparking is a future-focused technology company that’s revolutionizing parking. Frogparking’s in-house team of engineers and software developers have created some of the world’d most exciting user-centered and elegant solutions, including the first solar-powered parking sensors, laser indoor sensors, wireless parking guidance, customized mobile apps, cloud-based reporting and data software, and the industry’s first end-to-end parking solution. Founded in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Frogparking also has offices, operations and activities in Canada, United States of America, Australia, and Europe. Frogparking can be found online at

Parkopedia: In-car parking information ranked as the most valuable connected car feature by drivers globally

March 24, 2023



Parkopedia: In-car parking information ranked as the most valuable connected car feature by drivers globally



  • ●  Parking space availability information has overtaken traffic information to be listed as the most crucial in-car feature for motorists worldwide, according to 4,990 respondents in a recent global survey
  • ●  Interest in connected parking features which support viewing availability, reserving and paying for spaces has increased significantly overall
  • ●  Drivers’ desire for in-car payment functionality continues to rise, with a 56% probability of choice for respondents when flagging the most important connected car features
  • ●  Opinions on being alerted about events such as traffic incidents vary considerably, especially amongst younger US drivers who heavily favour having parking availability over alerts

    24 March 2023 – London, UK

    Determining parking space availability near destinations is now the top requested in-car connected service for drivers around the world, according to the latest Connected Features Interest Survey Report carried out by TechInsights. The report assessed 28 connected features, with 4,990 drivers in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy and China asked to rank their interest in each service to gauge demand.

    Driving-related functionality, such as assessing the availability of parking spaces near a destination, traffic alerts and being able to pay for parking, fuel and tolls from the car are amongst the most desirable features globally. In-car parking information was ranked the most valuable feature cited by Chinese drivers, with European motorists classing it as their second priority, only 1% behind the top-rated choice, and American respondents placed it at 67%, just 3% behind their top priority, traffic information.

    Drivers in Western Europe and China are increasingly concerned about whether they will be able to find parking at their destination. Additionally, those with larger vehicles have a higher preference to reserve spaces at their destination. The survey results show drivers’ increasing expectation for parking to be seamlessly integrated into the in-car navigation process.

    Meanwhile, the survey data highlights how in-car payments have gone from being predominantly used by early adopters, to a highly desirable function, with a probability of choice for 56% of global respondents and ranking just 12% behind the top global priority. The rising demand for in-vehicle payments covers services such as parking, fuel, tolls and food across all age groups and technology engagement levels. The results show drivers gaining increased confidence using these services due to the reduction in perceived complexity and valuing the heightened convenience and removal of physical contact required.

    This survey shows that it’s not just early adopters who want this type of technology in their cars; having in-car connected services that help with finding a parking space was not only the top priority for late adopters in Europe but also for the youngest drivers aged 18-24 years old.

Parking space information ranked similarly high in the USA, with 18-24 year-olds and 35-44 year-olds citing it as their top priority – notably 6 places above alerts such as traffic for younger drivers. This shows the younger generation looking to avoid receiving streams of alerts during journeys and preferring to be automatically rerouted to their destination with parking successfully at their destination cited as their most significant concern.

Figures from China show that the ability to make in-car payments has changed from being a “nice-to-have” to a “highly desirable” established feature for many young drivers – with double-digit year-on-year growth expected in this market from 2022 to 2030 – recognising that motorists have an increased level of trust in making payments from their vehicles and a desire for maximum convenience and a seamless user experience.

The survey also highlights how fashionable new features such as in-car games, email or social media integrations and calendar management, which are now available in an increasing range of cars, are typically seen as far less desirable than those that are journey-related.

Commenting on the survey results, Duncan Licence, Chief Product Officer at Parkopedia, said:

“As our roads get busier and drivers’ lives become more hectic, we are not surprised to see demand for journey-related connected features that make driving safer and more convenient, continuing to rise.

However, the challenge now for OEMs is to prioritise the most in-demand services and provide a holistic driving experience with the seamless integration of navigation and parking services to take the stress out of their drivers’ journeys. This latest survey shows that many automakers are still lagging behind their customers’ expectations when it comes to delivering the right services, with select OEMs electing to withhold certain connected car features as a cost-saving. However, the data and feedback globally shows that many drivers are likely to avoid certain vehicles or brands if their data, mapping and in-car payment services do not meet today’s expectations.”



About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.

About TechInsights

The world’s most trusted source of actionable, in-depth intelligence related to semiconductor innovation and surrounding markets. With over 300 talented analysts and engineers, and a unique reverse engineering competency, we provide advanced technical and market analysis to organizations which will help guide them to make fact-based technology and intellectual property decisions.

Our content informs decision makers and professionals whose successes depend on accurate knowledge of the semiconductor industry – past, present, or future.
Our unmatched reverse engineering analysis, images, and expert commentary are accessed through the TechInsights Platform, the world’s largest research library of semiconductor and market analysis. Our customers include the most successful technology companies, who rely on TechInsights analysis to make informed business decisions faster and with greater confidence.

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland
Marketing Director
T: +44(0)7838219129

Ernie Rehm Joins WGI as Senior Parking Designer

March 24, 2023



Ernie Rehm Joins WGI as Senior Parking Designer




Indianapolis, IN (March 23, 2023)—WGI, Inc., a leading national design and planning firm, today announced that Ernie Rehm has joined the firm as Senior Parking Designer. A nationally recognized parking consultant with nearly 25 years of experience, Rehm has overseen the functional design of dozens of parking structures throughout the world.

“Ernie Rehm is a great addition to WGI,” said Shad Shafie, PE, Vice President of WGI Inc. “He’s well-known throughout the industry as an outstanding and creative parking consultant and he will be an important part of our parking design team.”

Rehm joins WGI from Walker Parking Consultants, where he worked for over 23 years as a Senior Parking Designer. He is an expert in parking design and geometrics, as well as parking traffic flow. He has played an instrumental role in the development of numerous well-known parking facilities throughout the world, including City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the Dubai Mall and Meydan One, both of which are in Dubai. Rehm works out of WGI’s Indianapolis office.


About WGI

Founded in 1972, WGI is an award-winning national design and professional services firm leading in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development. With 18 offices throughout the United States, the firm is a leading provider of civil engineering services, electrical engineering, environmental consulting, geospatial and land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, MEP engineering services, new mobility, parking solutions, restoration engineering, structuring engineering, subsurface utility engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, architecture, and project delivery. WGI can be found online at

Offstreet Closes Seed Funding Round!

March 23, 2023


Offstreet Closes Seed Funding Round!


Regina, SK. Offstreet today announced the closing of a $1.2M seed round. This fundraising round involved participation from new and existing investors, including a first place win at the StartupTNT Investment Summit VI.


“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve closed our latest funding round from some of the top investors in the industry. This investment will enable us to scale our team, accelerate our product development, and expand our reach to new markets,” says Matt Fahlman, Co-Founder and CEO at Offstreet.


“We’re grateful for the support of our investors, the trust from our customers, and the hard work from our team. We’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to build the industry’s best parking validation solution.


Although the capital is nice, we know the only long-term competitive advantage is building a world class product. We have a lot of work to do and are extremely excited about the future and what we can accomplish in the parking industry!”


Offstreet was founded in 2016 by Matt Fahlman and Kyle Smyth in Regina, SK. Working closely with private parking operators, it became apparent that validations were a major pain point and prevented operators from going fully digital with LPR enforcement.


Over the last 5 years Offstreet has become the most flexible validation tool on the market that services over 500 parking lots. Offstreet enables parking managers to offer an effective validation solution to clients, as well as digitize paid parking exemptions.


About Offstreet


Offstreet’s license plate-based parking validation software allows parking managers to digitize and easily manage paid parking exemptions at ungated lots and garages. Typical exemptions include merchant validations, special guests and visitors, and employee parking.


DIXON Congratulates Emily Kwatinetz on her Promotion to Principal Consultant

March 20, 2023



DIXON Congratulates Emily Kwatinetz on her Promotion to Principal Consultant




We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Emily Kwatinetz to Principal!

Emily continues to be an essential part our team, and she has been instrumental in the success of our projects throughout the country. Emily deeply understands municipal operations, and she has expertise in parking policies and technology. Beyond managing our Planning Team and projects, Emily oversees our Data Team and the development of our new software solution, the DIXON Data Suite which has been successfully deployed in numerous municipalities.

Emily’s impact in the industry has been recognized by several awards including the Southwest Parking & Transportation Association Emerging Leader award this past October, and she received the “40 under 40” award from the National Parking Association in 2018.

Emily is an elected board member of the Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association. She also volunteers for the International Parking and Mobility Institute and the Washington State pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, Feet First.

Emily frequently presents at industry conferences, drawing upon her consulting experience supporting a range of municipal programs including paid parking, revenue collection and reconciliation, maintenance, employee and residential permits, wayfinding, shared parking, and other transportation and mobility matters. We are grateful to have Emily on our team!

Congratulations, Emily!

Julie Dixon, President

Dixon Resources Unlimited

TRES Announces Patriot L Product Now Made in USA

March 13, 2023



TRES Announces Patriot L Product Now Made in USA



In keeping with their quest to offer products made in the USA, Transponder and Reader Engineered Systems announces that Patriot L high performance long range reader will be the replacement for the original TRES-900.2 reader.

“The Patriot L is from our feature rich Patriot series RFID readers that are made and assembled in the USA with industry standard 26-bit weigand and other formats available,” explains Steve Hale, President of Tres. “The discontinuance of the TRES-900.2 product is in keeping with our practice of replacing older models with newer models that have improved design and functionality. Our intent is to allow our customers to order the 900.2 until stock is depleted.”

The Patriot L will install, wire and mount to any application where at 900.2 reader has been installed or considered for installation. “The Patriot L, along with the entire Patriot series, will provide long-range performance and will have additional features like transactional LED and internal adjustable buffer, to name a few,” says Steve.

TRES will continue to honor the warranty terms for the TRES-900.2 units for the duration of their purchased warranty period.

For more information, visit

Denison Parking Now Offering Valet Services at The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota

March 10, 2023





For parking directions and rates for The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota, click here.

In March of 2023, Denison Parking added valet parking to the services we have provided to The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota since March 2020. This location is one of many mixed-use entities managed by Denison Parking.  

“Denison Parking is pleased to enhance our current parking management at The Berkman by adding valet services. Hospitality professionals know they can depend on Denison to create a great first and last impression. We are proud that our courteous and professional staff will provide the newest amenity at The Berkman.” 

— Damon Noga, National Vice President of Business Development, Denison Parking 

Valet service will be offered to guests of The Berkman’s restaurant and retail locations, hotel guests, and residents of the apartment and short-term stay accommodations.  

The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota

The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota is located at 217 14th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902

About The Berkman and Nearby Destinations 

Rochester, Minnesota was ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in 2022. For those who wish to make Rochester their home, apartments and multi-level townhomes are available at The Berkman. Short-term stay options are also available.  

Additional retail locations are anticipated at The Berkman in addition to Red Cow Rochester, which opened in August 2022. This is the first Rochester location for the gourmet burger restaurant which also offers craft beers, specialty cocktails, and an imaginative, yet thoughtful wine collection. The restaurant’s vibe has been described as comfortable yet sophisticated 

The parking garage at The Berkman is climate-controlled and located directly across 14th Avenue SW from Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. In addition to this award-winning medical campus, the location is near many popular destinations.  

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. Restaurants, shopping centers, and mixed-use property clients know they can depend on Denison to create a first and last impression that brings guests back. Our swift and courteous valet drivers also provide service for airports as well as hotel and healthcare locations.   

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 The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota, click here.

Groundbreaking Connected Stadium Technology Created By SKIDATA, the World Leader in Access and Revenue Management Technology

March 10, 2023





Major League Soccer’s Newest Team, St. Louis CITY SC,

Unveils Connected Stadium





Groundbreaking Connected Stadium Technology Created By SKIDATA, the World Leader in Access and Revenue Management Technology




St. Louis, MO (March 9, 2023)— When MLS’ newest team, St. Louis CITY SC, hosted its inaugural game at CITYPARK on March 4th, fans enjoyed a seamless fan experience thanks to SKIDATA’s groundbreaking Connected Stadium technology. The technology allows fans to use a single credential on their smart phones to access everything the stadium has to offer. When fans arrive at the stadium, they use their phones to access and pay for parking, enter the stadium, and even pay for concessions and souvenirs.

“The connected stadium is the future of venue management, providing complete access to an event and all the associated services with a single credential,” said Andrew Feffer, Head of Venues and Events for SKIDATA. “St. Louis CITY SC’s fans are going to enjoy the convenience and benefits provided by this technology.”

The credential connects the fan’s device to an enterprise platform that manages all elements of an event. The platform also provides rich data to stadium operations managers so they can better understand individual fan preferences and behaviors. This will allow the team to send personalized promotions, offers, and added value benefits directly to fans.

“As one of the few professional sports teams with our new stadium, offices, practice facilities, and parking structures all located within one urban setting, we chose to invest in campus-wide technologies that support a seamless and fully-connected fan experience,” said Matt Sebek, St. Louis CITY SC Chief Experience Officer. “This approach allows us to manage the entire guest journey from parking to ticketing to multi-channel commerce – while also simplifying the operational management of many roles and permissions on our campus.”


SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group ( belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

FC Dallas, ParkHub Strike Five-Year Partnership Agreement

March 08, 2023


FC Dallas, ParkHub Strike Five-Year Partnership Agreement



Charter MLS Club Expands Technology Agreement with Award-Winning Dallas Firm




March 7, 2023 (DALLAS) Iconic Major League Soccer club FC Dallas and ParkHub, a leader in parking software, hardware, and business intelligence solutions for the parking industry – have reached an agreement on an expanded partnership over the next five years.

FC Dallas fans will enjoy the benefits of our expanded partnership with the Dallas parking and payments technology firm, ParkHub, in 2023 and beyond. ParkHub hardware and software will help manage all parking at Toyota Stadium and all payment processing in and around the stadium, including ticket sales, parking, merchandise, and food & beverage sales. FC Dallas will utilize ParkHub’s mobile handheld point-of-sale device, Prime, to facilitate all onsite parking transactions. In addition, the team will use ParkHub’s business intelligence platform, Suite, to optimize gameday operations and the fan experience. In addition, ParkHub’s technology will support the FC Dallas youth soccer program.

ParkHub also recently earned recognition as a top integrated software vendor in the payments industry.

“We are excited to be working with ParkHub on delivering an improved parking experience for our fans on gameday,” said Dan Hunt, FC Dallas President. “Working with a local Dallas company that is an industry leader made this a smart decision for us, and we look forward to this partnership.”

While ParkHub supports parking operations across several major industry sectors, including municipalities, universities, and parks & recreation, the company has a long history and track record of success in making sports & entertainment entities more efficient and profitable while creating a better fan experience. Currently, over 70 percent of the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer use ParkHub’s hardware and software offerings.

ParkHub also recently earned recognition from the Electronic Transactions Association, the premier trade association serving the payments industry, as part of its inaugural group of the top integrated software vendors.

“We are proud to be a Dallas-based company, and it’s always been important to us to do everything we can to see our local pro sports franchises succeed both on and off the field,” said ParkHub Chief Revenue Officer Chris Elliston. “It is an honor and privilege to help support parking operations for the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, and Stars, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to expand our partnership with FC Dallas. The expansion embodies the innovative spirit of Major League Soccer.”

FC Dallas, a charter club of MLS since 1996, last year, FC Dallas hosted nearly 300,000 fans across all MLS and US Open Cup matches.

Led by US Men’s National Team regulars Paul Arriola and Jesús Ferreira, FC Dallas opened the MLS season at Toyota Stadium on February 25th against Western Conference foe Minnesota United.

Media Contact:

Brian Castle
Marketing & Communications 919-360-9690

Modii Partners with the City of Colorado Springs to Help Drivers Conveniently Find Parking 

March 06, 2023




Modii Partners with the City of Colorado Springs to Help Drivers ConvenientlyFind Parking 




COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. March 6, 2023 – Modii, a provider of smart mobility solutions, announced their partnership with the City of Colorado Springs to empower City of Colorado Springs Parking Enterprise, residents and commuters with its smart parking platform. 

Modii’s technology comprises digital infrastructure, data integration, and parking intelligence to give users the resources they need for smart parking planning. The platform is designed to empower the city in the planning and management of parking, and their ability to serve the residents and commuters of Colorado Springs. 

“Anyone who’s tried to find parking in Colorado Springs, or any other metropolitan area knows firsthand that the experience can be frustrating,” said Mark Frumar, President of Modii. “We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Colorado Springs to give residents and commuters access to convenient parking solutions at their fingertips, along with the data-driven insights that will help parking administrators optimize parking supply to meet customer demand at all times.”

Today, the Colorado Springs Parking Finder powered by Modii is live and ready for use. The tool displays the digital infrastructure of curbside parking assets and the location of:

  •       Free parking
  •       Paid parking (including rates)
  •       Handicapped meter parking
  •       Commercial loading zones
  •       Restricted and unrestricted free parking
  •       Bus shuttles (Zeb)
  •       Motorcycle only parking
  •       Passenger loading areas
  •       Off street parking
  •       Pike ride hubs

With the ability to find the best place to park quickly and with ease, motorists in Colorado Springs will enjoy a more convenient, hassle-free driving experience. The Parking Finder will also help alleviate traffic congestion by streamlining parking. This delivers benefits for businesses whose customers have to park on the street by reducing the frustration of having to drive around to find an open parking spot before shopping, arriving for an appointment, or enjoying a meal.

“The City of Colorado Springs Parking Enterprise is excited to partner with Modii. After meetings with Modii, it was clear their Parking Finder should be the next step forward with technology. Modii’s commitment to grow their platform and develop customizations to meet our needs gave us the comfort we needed to form this partnership.” – John Crawford, Parking Manager at City of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is home to more than 483,000 people – and employs over 287,000 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accommodating so many drivers throughout the bustling city has its challenges, and parking can be a significant one. To address these challenges, Colorado Springs decision makers have sought innovative solutions from outside sources. 

Modii has been working in Colorado Springs since 2021, when the company was named winner of the Colorado Smart City Alliance Revive! Challenge. The challenge invited participants to provide smart cities solutions with a focus on resiliency and equity. Modii (Spot Parking at the time) was awarded for its dynamic and flexible model for curb use consultation activities and efficient guidance of road users. 

Drivers who wish to utilize the Colorado Springs Parking Finder may do access it here:

About Modii 

Modii provides modern mobility solutions via a unified platform of digital infrastructure, data integration, and parking intelligence. The innovative technology supports the digital transformation of urban areas and campuses while empowering thoughtful parking planning through data-driven insights.

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