ParkHub Names Danielle Kormushoff as Chief Technology Officer

November 16, 2021

 

ParkHub Names Danielle Kormushoff as Chief Technology Officer

 

Leading B2B parking technology provider recognizes the leader’s critical accomplishments through recent promotion

 

 

DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2021 — Leading B2B parking technology provider, ParkHub, today announced Danielle Kormushoff has been named Chief Technology Officer. As the company’s CTO, Kormushoff will spearhead research and development strategies integral to the company’s growth.

“There’s no better testament of a leader’s capability than a track record of commitment and drive,” said ParkHub’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, George Baker Sr. “Danielle has performed above and beyond throughout her tenure at ParkHub, and I am thrilled to see the influence she will bring to the company through this promotion.”

Since 2016, Kormushoff has guided ParkHub’s products from ideation to fruition, creating executable roadmaps that enabled the company to scale quickly. Before joining ParkHub. Kormushoff worked at HomeJoy, a $40MM Google Ventures portco, formalizing communication and feedback strategies to optimize product release and feedback cycles. She also spent time at Nielsen, leading the development and launch of an IoT-focused custom research survey product.

ParkHub’s innovative technology facilitates flexible payment options and provides real-time analytics. The company’s industry-leading products integrate with numerous ticketing and parking reservation providers, and its clients include professional sports teams, premier entertainment venues, universities, and state parks across the United States.

“I’ve been fortunate over the past six years to have worn many hats that have allowed me to contribute to the growth and success of ParkHub’s R&D team and product,” commented Kormushoff on the promotion. “I am excited to harness the nimble strategy and talent that propelled the company to its current state while driving the company’s technology function to greater heights in order to achieve our ambitious goals over the next phase of growth.”

About ParkHub

ParkHub is optimizing the world’s journeys by providing cutting-edge enterprise technology to support the destination industry. The company’s products offer contactless payment options, real-time operational data, robust performance analytics, and leading integrations with ticketing and parking reservation providers. For more information, visit parkhub.com.

Curb and HQ Announce Partnership Providing Streamlined Taxi Solutions to HQ’s Corporate Clients

November 16, 2021

 

Curb and HQ Announce Partnership Providing Streamlined Taxi Solutions to HQ’s Corporate Clients

 

 

HQ clients can now choose Curb taxis as part of their mobility solutions for business rides across major cities in the U.S.

 

 

NEW YORK, NY — Curb, the leading ride-hailing app for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America and HQ, the largest company for corporate mobility, announce their partnership. Fueled by customer demand, the integration allows HQ to add Curb on-demand taxis to its aggregated supply of mobility solutions to corporate customers, which also includes shuttles and private cars.

HQ, the leading innovator in corporate mobility, provides mobility solutions to many of the world’s leading heavyweight companies including global investment banks and financial institutions, law firms, advertising and marketing firms, consulting companies, insurance companies and more. HQ’s solution is automating the entire process from bookings to payments, allowing companies to efficiently outsource all their mobility needs. The company was recently formed from a merger between shuttle solutions company Hip Mobility and corporate mobility software provider SummitQwest Ground to combine the two companies’ collective experience in transforming the way enterprises, and their employees travel.

As pandemic restrictions ease and employees return to the office, businesses and their employees are looking for safe riding options. Whether they are commuting to or back from the office, driving to clients, or to or from the airport – HQ gives clients access to a list of safe and vetted riding providers who are part of the Summit Ground platform. Through the new partnership with Curb, HQ expands its Summit Ground Connect platform to include managed taxi solutions. HQ helps corporate clients transition back into work through Curb’s expansive network of taxis and other licensed vehicles in major U.S. cities.

The integration leverages Curb’s suite of taxi mobility solutions with HQ’s platform to improve the employees’ riding experience by offering on-demand and scheduled cab rides for many of the world’s top blue-chip companies. With operations in over 65 cities nationwide, including New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and more, Curb provides quick, cost-effective taxi-hailing services as business travel and in-person work continue to regain their strength.

“We’re excited to be launching this integration with HQ to give companies the ability to navigate the return to regular business travel efficiently and intuitively,” said Jason Gross, Vice President, Mobile, at Curb. “By working with HQ, we can collectively provide a modernized corporate mobility platform that connects riders with taxi services and we’re looking forward to collaborating closely to address important business travel issues”

HQ clients will now have access to upfront pricing for taxi rides, a cost-effective option compared to major ridesharing apps without the added risk of surge pricing. They also have access to Curb’s Pair and Pay feature which allows users to pay for taxi rides hailed on the street or at taxi stands, as well as Curb’s ability to track travel metrics to offer transparency and help manage travel options. Combined with HQ’s advanced booking, management, and payment tools, business travelers now have even more options to choose from, making their trips easier to manage.

“At HQ, we provide employees with the best riding experience by always ensuring that there is a ride for them when they need it. Our partnership with Curb Mobility has been instrumental for us to do just that,” says Jeff LaFave, Managing Director of HQ. “We have had a great experience working with Curb Mobility and are excited to expand our joint service to more clients of ours – we look forward to growing together as we continue to serve some of the leading companies in the world.”

To learn more about Curb, please visit gocurb.com.

To learn more about HQ, please visit hqtravel.com.

About Curb Mobility

Curb is reimagining urban mobility with a driver-first approach to ride-hailing. Bringing upfront pricing to the largest nationwide network of taxis and licensed for-hire vehicles, Curb provides unparalleled transparency to riders and drivers alike. Curb is connected to over 100,000 drivers in dozens of cities across the US and UK, powering millions of taxi rides worldwide and facilitating billions of dollars in payment transactions annually through its open mobility platform.

Curb has built an innovative suite of products that provide a unified supply of taxis and licensed for-hire vehicles – the first of its kind to bring solutions for passengers, drivers, and fleet management. Their B2B services power millions of rides for transit agencies, healthcare providers, and businesses while also providing effortless payments and advertising that reaches captive audiences of millions on Taxi TV.

About HQ

HQ, the largest mobility company for corporate travel in the United States offers next-generation corporate mobility solutions and commuter shuttle options for corporations. HQ services corporate clients in the industry sectors of finance, marketing, technology including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and has one of the largest networks of car providers across the US. HQ is backed by top tier venture capitalists such as NFX Capital, Magenta Venture Partners, AltaIR Capital, and BoxGroup.

Contact Details

North 6th Agency for Curb

Kevin Pryor

+1 212-334-9753

curb@n6a.com

Company Website

https://gocurb.com/

Pecan, Apple, Pumpkin, Privacy  … and PIE 2022 – ParkNews.biz Nov 9th – 15th, 2021

November 15, 2021

 

 

Pecan, Apple, Pumpkin, Privacy  … and PIE 2022 – ParkNews.biz Nov 9th – 15th, 2021

 

 

‘Tis the time of the year to bake a pie.  The Parking Industry Expo one and the various flavors we bake or order or buy for the most beautiful Holiday of the Year, that is Thanksgiving.

 

Is your preference a store bought or yourself made one?  There are pluses and minuses with both. The former, less time in the kitchen can be spend on other things and especially on being fully engaged with others.  The latter, nothing shows love and appreciation as something we make from the scratch.  Be it a pie, a dish or creating something wonderful that benefits others even in the smallest way.   Another plus with baking your own pie, there is joy in work for the sake of work itself.  As when we go the extra mile, this work gives us happiness beyond measure.

Think Michelangelo Buonarroti and his David, his Sistine Chapel ceiling, Bacchus, the Last Judgment, Pieta and so much more including Michelangelo becoming the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica at age of 74 and work on it till his last days.  He passed less than a month short of his 90th birthday Feb 18th, 1564.  Michelangelo truly worked for the sake of work.  For the glory of creating something that outlasts us.  He didn’t do anything half way.  He didn’t produce half baked pie.  It was all or nothing.   All, as with all of his heart, mind, soul and body.  Complacency was not in his MO.

Therefore, in our gratitude for you as the people who put their everything to creating the best parking experience for our customers, and the best parking industry for all of us involved, we are determined to make PIE 2022 the most productive and beneficial conference yet.  Everyone one of us and the parking industry has been going through myriad challenges due to the pandemic and beyond.  How can we turn the poison to medicine and create better products and practical solutions.  This is our goal and determination.  This Monday, our Website for PIE is up and running.  Marcy is working non stop be of service to every exhibitor and every attendee.  We see you and we hear you.   Go to PIE website here and secure your exhibiting space or your attendance at the lower early bird special price.  #PIExpo

Last but no least, there is no PIE without you and our Parking Today Magazine.  This January issue focusses on environment and parking industry truly caring about climate and sustainability.  We have some engaging articles coming in and Brian Bullen, who not only provides the best service, can do some magic with you to showcase your company, your mission and your brand.  The space is due immediately but he is willing to work with you till the end of this week.  Please, reach out to Brian at Brian@parkingtoday.com.

Privacy flavor: Please read JVH’s latest blog here – Nov 15, 2021 – Dog Bites Man Story — Parking at Trader Joe’s – JVH, Parking Today  – more to come in the near future apropos of this subject.  The quagmire is: it is your information thus, shouldn’t it be protected?

In the meantime, I pray you are enjoying this miraculous season of Thanksgiving and just like us, putting your heart into baking your pies, actual ones or proverbial, at work and in your daily life.  We appreciate you, respect you and celebrate you.  We can’t wait to see you in Parking Today Magazine each month and then in May 2022 in Reno for PIE 2022.

Thank you.

Have a blessed week!

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

Customer 1st Solutions Keep Clancy VISION in the top spot!

November 15, 2021

 

 

Customer 1st Solutions Keep Clancy VISION in the top spot!

 

 

Another VISION deployment in Denver!! There is a reason clients keep choosing VISION over non-friendly solutions in the market, Positive Customer Service. Providing a turnkey experience with no high levels of revenue sharing (none, actually) allow our full-service team to enforce your lot with customer service at our core. No bad BBB reviews. No attorney general calls. No vandalism. Just increased revenue in your asset on a consistent basis.

The operations team at 1448 Champa had a problem. A small lot with turnover that was challenging to enforce and costly for dedicated (or even semi-dedicated) manpower. They turned to the experts at Clancy for a solution, and the no-doubt solution was VISION. Now, the lot is enforced 24/7 ensuring customers are providing payment at one of the dynamic methods offered on the lot. Enforcement is up, revenues are up.

The AI driven digital parking system was provided by industry leading enforcement technology company Clancy Systems, Inc., and its exclusive partner Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. Boasting a seamless interface to the on-site Flowbird KIOSK combined with online payments, pay by text and pay by APP makes this Digital Parking System a customer service highlight.

About VISION. VISION is a revolutionary digital enforcement and payment system developed by Clancy Systems, Inc. and distributed nationally by Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. for the non-gated surface parking industry. VISION was designed to leverage AI gathered Vehicle DNA to provide 24/7 enforcement and payment services to maximize revenue generation for our partners and asset owners. Put the VISION to work on your lot today! Learn more about this parking revolution at www.gatelessparking.com or by emailing hello@gatelessparking.com.

PIE 2022 Opens Website to Attendees and Exhibitors

November 15, 2021

 

 

 

PIE 2022 Opens Website to Attendees and Exhibitors

 

 

 

The Parking Industry Exhibition 2022 is announcing that its exhibition hall and attendee registration sales are now open. Early bird pricing for attendee registrations is currently available.

 

“We are appreciative that nearly half of the exhibit hall floor is already reserved,” said PIE director Marcy Sparrow. “Exhibitors should head for the PIE web site and reserve their booth space now. It’s going quickly.”

 

PIE 2022 will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. The world class venue offers one of a kind entertainment, gaming, multi star restaurants, and the exhibition center all in one location. Reno is located minutes from the high Sierras with golf, skiing, boating on famous lake Tahoe, historic Virginia City, all only minutes away.

 

Unlike ‘the other’ Nevada city, Reno isn’t only a desert, but offers a milder climate, mountain vistas, and the historic gold rush country nearby.

 

Join us “On the Road to Reno” and PIE 2022’s gold rush. Log on to https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com now and experience what PIE and the Biggest Little City in the World have to offer.

 

#PIExpo #ParkingToday

 

 

Parking Australia: Winners announced in 2021 Parking Industry Awards

November 15, 2021

 

 

 

Parking Australia: Winners announced in 2021 Parking Industry Awards

 

 

 

Parking Australia announced the winners for the 2021 Parking Industry Awards at a virtual event held on 10 November.

 

The Parking Industry Awards are an opportunity to recognise excellence in the industry, by showcasing exemplary projects from the past 12-18 months. A panel of eight industry judges reviewed and scored submissions, based on the submission criteria and 29 finalists were selected from around the country.

Many of the submissions reflected how the parking industry had adapted during COVID-19 lockdowns, by focusing on the needs and wants of the customer during this challenging time.

The awards program also included a new category for Outstanding Sustainable Car Park which recognises sustainable features in car parks and demonstrates the industry’s willingness to use parking facilities as an opportunity to realise their environmental ambitions and reap the benefits.

The Parking Industry Awards awarded seven winners in the following categories:

Outstanding Sustainable Car Park (Proudly sponsored by GET)
Winner: Monash University – North 1 multi-level car park

Outstanding Customer Service (Proudly Sponsored by Logical Line Marking)
Winner: UPark Plus – City of Adelaide/ADVAM

Excellence in Technology and Innovation – Off Street (Proudly sponsored by DCA)
Winner: UbiPark – Porsche parking app powered by UbiPark

Excellence in Technology and Innovation – On Street (Proudly sponsored by Care Park)
Winner: SenSen Networks and Brisbane City Council – Environmental Mapping Technology

Outstanding Marketing and Communications (Proudly sponsored by Smart Parking)
Winner: Share with Oscar – COVID Appeal

Parking Young Achiever (Proudly sponsored by EasyPark)
Winner: Jason Marks – DCA

Parking Organisation of the Year (Proudly sponsored by SKIDATA)
Winners: Park on King – Airport Parking, Sydney

PIE 2022: Parking Today Awards’ Entries Due March 15th, 2022

November 12, 2021

 

PIE 2022: Parking Today Awards’ Entries Due March 15th, 2022

 

 

Participate in Parking Today’s 4th annual awards program by recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations.

 

Nominate potential awardees at the PIE: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/awards_info.cfm

 

Feel free to enter any organization public or private or any individual including yourself.

 

Deadline March 15th, 2022

 

The Award Categories for 2022 are:

  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Parking Person of the Year
  • Outstanding Parking Garage/Development
  • Parking Organization of the Year
  • Excellence in Technology and Innovation- OFF STREET
  • Excellent in Technology and Innovation- ON STREET

 

https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com

 

*In order to make it to the finalists of any category, you must have a  paid registration and plan to attend the PIE 2022 show.

Parkopedia partners with INDIGO Group’s OPnGO to strengthen parking reservation and payment services in Europe

November 11, 2021

 

Parkopedia partners with INDIGO Group’s OPnGO to strengthen parking reservation and payment services in Europe

 

 

 

●  OPnGO’s services will be integrated into Parkopedia’s consumer applications as well as in-car solutions for automakers, enabling drivers to make parking reservations and payments via the vehicle’s infotainment screen

●  OPnGO provides digital frontend services for the INDIGO Group, one of Europe’s largest parking operators

●  Service launched for 220 car parks in France, Spain and Belgium, before being rolled out across the entire INDIGO network

 

London, UK / Puteaux, France: Parkopedia, the market leader in connected vehicle services, is now working with OPnGO, the digital subsidiary of INDIGO Group, one of Europe’s largest parking operators, and a world leader in parking and individual mobility services, to provide seamless in-car parking reservation and payment services across France, Spain and Belgium.

OPnGO is a universal digital parking service that aims to transform the driver experience in urban areas by aggregating a complete off-street parking offer. With a location-based service that automatically detects parking areas, OPnGO allows drivers to find parking spaces, compare prices, prepay and obtain unique discounts.

With number plate recognition technology, drivers will be able to seamlessly enter and exit car parks without requiring a ticket or needing to stop at a pay station. Drivers will also no longer need to worry about additional stay costs, as the solution allows digital payments for the total time of the stay, without requiring any further action from the driver.

Parkopedia has integrated OPnGO parking reservations in its consumer apps and in-car solutions for 220 car parks in France, Spain and Belgium, with services to be rolled out across the entire INDIGO portfolio shortly.

Pascale Bonnard, MD of OPnGO, said: “This partnership with Parkopedia will allow numerous drivers to benefit from our license plate recognition technology. They will have an easier and seamless parking experience while having access to all our parking services through in-car display, which guarantees a safer and easier experience.”

Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia, said: “We are delighted to partner with leading service provider OPnGO of The INDIGO Group, together, we push forward the possibilities of individual mobility services, enabling automakers to deliver seamless user experiences and high value services to drivers in France, Spain and Belgium.”

Parkopedia strives to constantly expand its reach of products and services, through partnerships with services providers such as OPnGO, as well as working with the majority of automakers globally. To continue these developments, and in recognition of France’s position as the second largest car industry in Europe, Parkopedia has launched a dedicated French B2B website, to support existing, and future, clients and partners based in French speaking countries, by providing the latest news and product updates. The new website can be found at: business.parkopedia.com/fr.

 

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuelling and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

Media Contact

Adam Calland
Marketing Director
Parkopedia
T: +44(0)7838219129
E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com W: business.parkopedia.com

Wheels Brings Shared Micromobility to UMass Boston and the MBTA

November 10, 2021

 

Wheels Brings Shared Micromobility to UMass Boston and the MBTA

 

Leading last mile, shared mobility platform connects public transit with university campus to scale local, sustainable transportation options

 

“We created Wheels to give people a convenient, safe way to get around while beating traffic and limiting environmental impact,” said Marco McCottry, CEO of Wheels. “As in-person activities resume, co-created micromobility solutions like this partnership with UMass Boston and the MBTA will only become more important. This collaboration shows what’s possible for universities and cities across the country, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help Boston students, employees, and visitors connect the first and last mile between campus and mass transit.”

With students and faculty returning to campus after months of remote and hybrid classes, Wheels will supplement the university’s shuttle service and provide an accessible form of socially distanced transportation from The T’s JFK/UMass Boston MBTA station.

“With COVID-19’s initial impact, we wanted to offer additional last-mile solutions to our community members that protect the health of our students and employees,” said Daniel Scavongelli, UMass Boston. “We’re excited to partner with Wheels to give people a safe, affordable, and sustainable option to get around campus so they can focus on gearing up for the remainder or the school year.”

Students. Faculty, and Staff will have two options for using Wheels at the UMass Boston campus. First, they can sign up for Wheels’ first-ever Semester Pass, which will unlock $125 of riding credits for only $100, saving students 20%, and waive the $1 unlock fee for each ride until the end of the semester. Alternatively, riders can pay as they go ($1 per unlock plus 39 cents per minute).

Wheels launched at UMass Boston on Friday, October 15 and is now available for students, faculty, and staff. The devices are located at the West Garage, the ISC, Wheatley Hall, University Hall, the Clark Athletic Circle, and Bayside on campus (visit link here for a map), plus soon, Wheels services will extend to the UMass/JFK station and will act as a drop off/pick up location.

Today’s news comes on the heels of several recent Wheels announcements transforming urban transportation safely and sustainably. Most recently, Wheels launched an exclusive partnership with St. John’s University through E&I Cooperative Services that provided them with a quick and easy way to add micromobility to their campus. In July, Wheels launched in Santa Monica and West Hollywood to give residents and tourists an end-to-end micromobility option across Los Angeles.

To learn more, visit: https://takewheels.com.

About Wheels
Wheels is a last-mile, shared electric mobility platform whose seated form factor changes the landscape in dockless mobility. In addition to being seated, Wheels devices have a low center of gravity and 14-inch wheels to help navigate uneven pavement surfaces. Wheels recently launched a first-of-its-kind integrated helmet system that gives riders physical access to a shareable helmet with every ride they take. Because of its unique design, Wheels devices have a broad appeal, with half of its riders being women and one-third being over 35. Wheels is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and is currently expanding operations across the U.S. and Europe. Learn more at http://www.takewheels.com.

TagMaster North America, Inc. Partners With Titan Security Group, Chicago

November 10, 2021

 

 

TagMaster North America, Inc. Partners With Titan Security Group, Chicago

 

 

Tacoma, WA | November 2021 – TagMaster North America, Inc. (TMNA), a leading provider for Intelligent Identification and Mobility Solutions in the U.S., announces the successful partnership with Titan Security Group for the implementation of its License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras at the Riverway in Rosemont, Chicago IL.

Riverway in Rosemont is comprised of a large office complex with multiple entries and exits and a massive existing user database.  The client wanted to improve the guest experience while upgrading the security and efficiency for vehicle access control for their users.  The TagMaster NA’s cutting-edge CT-45 LPR Camera was the perfect solution to provide increased throughput, convenience, and smooth operation at Riverway Rosemont complex.  The highly accurate LPR solution was installed in all ten lanes and provided ease of integration with their existing access control system.

John Proutsos, project manager for Titan Security Group, expressed his thoughts on the collaboration, “Working with TagMaster for the first time was a good experience. They understood our needs and provided well thought out options for the system.”

The solution was to deploy TMNA’s CT-45 powerful All-In-One LPR system which avoids the need for additional infrastructure.  Titan Security Group only needed to update their parking database with driver’s license plate information to instantly provide faster, more convenient access. Using the CT-45 LPR Cameras built-in Wiegand interface, the cameras communication with the database seamlessly integrated into the existing access control software in use.

The result is a modernized access control system with the capability to read the original prox cards or the faster, more secure entry via License Plate Recognition.

Ali Khaksar, President of TMNA shared his excitement for this project, “We are very pleased to have been selected by Titan to partner on this project and we’re very satisfied with the improvements we’re able to provide for the hundreds of daily parkers at Riverway in Rosemont, IL.”

Titan Security Group is a leading Chicago-based and privately held Midwest security solutions provider that delivers results for our clients through flexible, customized security solutions, and superior customer service. Our approach combines traditional security staffing with electronic security systems to provide integrated and efficient, customized security solutions from a single source. To learn more about Titan’s service offerings, visit https://titan-security.com or contact a Titan representative at 312.902.3400.

TagMaster North America, Inc. is a leading provider of Identification Solutions for Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) solutions. Offering dual platforms of radio frequency identification (RFID) and license plate recognition (LPR) technology they address a wide variety of challenges in AVI, ground transportation, and access control. Our diverse family of readers, tags, cameras, accessories, and software solutions offer maximum adaptability and versatility. For more information on TagMaster products, support, and services, visit www.TagMasterNA.com or contact us at sales@TagMasterNA.com | P: 866-615-5299

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