PHOENIX PARKING SOLUTIONS PROVIDES VALUABLE EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND STRICT SAFETY STANDARDS TO CREATE AN ELEVATED PARKING EXPERIENCE

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

PHOENIX PARKING SOLUTIONS PROVIDES VALUABLE EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND STRICT SAFETY STANDARDS TO CREATE AN ELEVATED PARKING EXPERIENCE

 

Atlanta-Based Parking Management Company Trains Excellent Professionals
While Offering Five-Star Service to Clients

 

 

 

ATLANTA (June 14 2021) – Phoenix Parking Solutions, an Atlanta-based parking management company that is completely digital, cashless and contactless, knows there is only one chance to make a good impression. It is the company’s mission to handle this responsibility by consistently providing a welcoming presence and five-star greeting to guests at hotels, restaurants, country clubs, shopping centers and corporate and community events. With a dedicated service team that is both friendly and experienced, Phoenix is meticulous in hiring and training valet associates to act as an extension of its clients’ operations.

 

“Our operating philosophy is great vision, great people and great service, so hiring and training are of the utmost importance when it comes to providing an elevated parking experience for our clients and their guests,” says Jeff Patterson, president of Phoenix Parking Solutions. “Handling vehicles is a lot of responsibility, so we’ve designed an exhaustive orientation process and training program that ensures we’re employing quality professionals.”

 

Patterson and his team start by seeking candidates that are skilled in customer service, can work independently and are proficient in technology since the company offers contactless service. Applicants must fill out a safety assessment as part of the initial vetting process, and clean driving records are essential for employees. Patterson even goes so far as to pull National Driver Register records before an official job offer is extended.

 

Safety monitoring doesn’t end at the interview process. Once employees come on board, Phoenix utilizes Samba Safety’s platform for continuous driver monitoring, which includes real-time employee violation alerts and motor vehicle record data.

 

The hiring process begins with a phone interview, followed by a mandatory orientation with a third-party human resources company. In-depth new hire training videos cover everything from shift planning and uniforms to phases of the valet process, parking efficiency and damage claims reduction. Trainees also must become familiar with how to use the Humanity platform for employee scheduling and the Oobeo platform for contactless valet service.

 

If applicants do well during orientation, Phoenix offers them a position. Once employees complete and sign the new hire packet, employee handbook and insurance agreement, Phoenix sets up their working interview. The working interview takes place in the field at busier locations during peak hours to allow employees to try out the job and make sure it is a good fit for both parties.

 

“The working interview is where I gain true insight,” says Patterson. “It enables us to see how the new hires get along with their colleagues, how committed they are to teamwork and what they need to work on. It’s also a great way for me to get reflections from seasoned staff members. Our motto is ‘sprint fast, park slow,’ so we want to ensure that our valets are capable of this composed urgency throughout their entire shift.”

 

The final step includes an introductory exam with four training shifts that have a specific focus each day, a demonstrable parking test and a written quiz requiring a score of 90% or above. Upon being hired, employees begin a mandatory 60-day probation period during which any single offense could result in termination.

 

Continued training at Phoenix includes semi-annual company meetings, daily audits on location by patrolling manager, regular claims reduction posts on the company message wall and random quizzes to ensure understanding and growth. Employees are rewarded for quality referrals and also receive significant discounts on their meals at restaurant clients.

 

Those interested in applying for a role at Phoenix Parking Solutions can visit the websitefor more information or to start the application process.

 

About Phoenix Parking Solutions

Phoenix Parking Solutions is an Atlanta-based company specializing in a range of parking services for restaurants, hotels, country clubs, shopping centers, and community events, in addition to parking management, logistics, and consulting services. Currently parking tens of thousands of cars per week at dozens of premium locations throughout the city, Phoenix has established itself as one of the largest parking providers across downtown and Midtown Atlanta. Learn more about the company and the safety of valet from Phoenix president Jeff Patterson in this Atlanta Business Radio X interview. For more information, call 678-412-0505 or visit phoenixparkingsolutions.com.

 

Parker Technology Announces Launch of New Text-to-Pay Feature

June 14, 2021

 

 

Parker Technology Announces Launch of New Text-to-Pay Feature

 

 

Indianapolis, IN (June 14, 2021)— Paying for parking just got easier and more convenient than ever with the launch of Parker Technology’s new Text-to-Pay feature.

 

“If drivers encounter issues with a credit card reader or they don’t have sufficient funds on their cards, it can be a nightmare to pay for parking and exit a garage or parking lot,” said Tammy Baker, COO of Parker Technology. “With our new text-to-pay technology, our customer service representatives can instantly text a PayPal link to drivers so they can quickly and conveniently pay and get on with their day.”

 

In today’s increasingly automated parking environment, providing a human connection between trained professionals and parkers who have common problems related to paying or entering and exiting, is essential. Each year, parkers across the US need help in parking facilities at least 85 million times.

 

Text-to-Pay benefits drivers by eliminating the time-consuming frustration of trying to use a credit card or reader that isn’t working properly or if they forget or don’t have a card. It also permits the driver to pay without needing to provide an address or other personal information. Parking owners and operators benefit from receiving immediate payment without staff having to actively work to collect that payment. Also, the transaction information is saved for easy tracking, reporting and reconciliation.

 

“Text-to-Pay was designed as a user amenity, but owners and operators will love it too,” said Baker. “Not only does it provide quick and convenient payment, but it also records and stores valuable data to help owners and operators manage parking payments conveniently and efficiently.”

 

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.

 

FlexPost® Welcomes New Team Member – Jay Allen

June 11, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

FlexPost® Welcomes New Team Member – Jay Allen

 

 

 

Holland, Michigan – FlexPost Inc., a market-leading and innovative manufacturer of impact-resistant solutions for bollards and signposts, is proud to welcome Jay Allen to our already-talented team.

Jay has recently joined FlexPost as Sales Manager.

Jay brings over 18 years of sales and marketing experience to FlexPost, working in a variety of industries, including Tourism and Hospitality, Sports, and Specialty Print. Jay’s focus has been on Total Account Management – including identifying new opportunities, servicing clients, and developing sales and marketing programs that increase brand awareness and drive growth.

About FlexPost Inc.

Started in 2006, FlexPost, Inc. (www.flexpostinc.com) has grown into a market-leading manufacturer that helps organizations manage traffic and keep people safe as they prepare for curbside pickup, ADA parking, and other reserved parking spaces. FlexPost manufactures parking lot flexible signposts and bollard systems that save retailers, restaurants, hospitals, universities, airports, and other types of facilities thousands of dollars annually in parking lot repair and maintenance costs.

Inc. magazine recently announced that FlexPost Inc. was included on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.

Contact Info

Jeremy Johnson
FlexPost Inc.
2236 112th Ave., Suite 80 Holland, MI 49424
(888) 307-6610

Flash: Reimagining the Future of Healthcare Parking and Mobility

June 11, 2021

 

 

Reimagining the Future of Healthcare Parking and Mobility

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We have a singular mission when it comes to mobility in healthcare: make parking the simple part. People have more pressing matters when visiting healthcare facilities; they don’t need to worry about finding or paying for parking. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded this. Now, people need healthcare facilities to be cleaner and more efficient than ever—and that includes getting into and out of buildings.

In our FLASHFuture ‘21 virtual conference, we brought together our leaders to discuss the future of mobility, and parking’s role within it. In short: we talked about how travel is changing. And while these changes are broad enough to affect most transportation, particularly within cities, they also deeply affect some specific industries more than others—healthcare is a prime example. Institutions like hospitals are taking robust audits of their parking systems to ensure that people can quickly enter and exit while balancing the revenue contributions that parking provides.

The team is composed of experts with intimate knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing various industries. We believe that there are some important considerations that healthcare parking professionals need to keep in mind when adapting to new customer journeys and making parking easier. Read on to learn some of the top factors to focus on within healthcare parking.

Parking Should Contribute to Infection Control

According to the CDC, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one infection directly due to hospital care. These healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a byproduct of the amount of movement and human unpredictability within facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the detrimental effects of HAI, as we’ve seen across hospitals or other facilities such as nursing homes. Therefore, facilities have been doing everything they can to prevent the spread of infection, including making as many appointments virtual as possible. But, sometimes, people can’t avoid getting the hospital or in-person care they might need.

When it comes time to park, consider the risk that exists when you have everybody placing their hands on kiosks for paper parking tickets, or pressing buttons of similar nature. It’s the one place of potential germ spreading that often has been disregarded. This can no longer afford to be the case. Hospitals would benefit from upgrading their parking systems with complete, contactless technology. With touchless solutions, like the systems we offer, there are multiple ways visitors and patients can enter a facility and park without touching anything. For example, users can obtain tickets by waving their hands with Motion.

Whatever systems you choose, it’s clear that the new demands of infection control will live on beyond COVID-19, and your healthcare parking systems should reflect this new direction.

Healthcare Security is a Risk—Secure Parking Can Help

Take a moment to consider the following mind-blowing facts. Stolen credit cards, once money has been restored to the victim, are typically worth 10 dollars. Stolen medical records, which contain social security numbers, are worth an average of 150 dollars. According to other security reports, this number can be as high as 250 dollars. This makes hospitals tremendous targets for breaches.

When this information is hacked, the breach can come from cracks in cybersecurity across the entire technology stack. Hackers can make connections between the people who park and patients they might be visiting. Ironically, today’s “smart” systems give hackers many opportunities due to everything being digitized and connected.

Case in point—a casino that was hacked through its fish tank.

That’s why it’s imperative that all points throughout smart information networks are secure.

In parking, payment card industry (PCI) compliance is critical. Your parking system should contribute to overall security by helping to close the loop between the hospital entrance and exit. does this by supporting more than 6 million transactions per year safely because of our unique cloud structure. We bring this added security to scale by managing PCI compliance and ensuring we’re always up to date, so you don’t have to. To bolster our defenses, we are becoming HITRUST certified, providing an extra measure of security by adopting a global standard of information safety. Moving forward, your healthcare parking will need to be one of the strongest links in your security chain.

Keeping the Humanity in Healthcare

Anyone who has had to, unfortunately, make recurring visits or stays in hospitals will be able to share parking woes. Parkers have to contend with outdated hardware and high prices, which lead to more stress than needed. (Many hospitals charge approximately 6 dollars an hour.) Compounded with multiple hours and days, visitors can spend hundreds of dollars—or more—just to park.

For healthcare facilities, it’s a real conflict of interest with a solution hidden in some gray area. The question becomes how to charge fairly for parking without interrupting or limiting people’s healing or grieving process. Not charging for parking at all would come with its own issues, such as the abundance of a free resource that can cause traffic while taking away from a hospital’s source of revenue. That’s why we envision creative solutions.

At , we’re thinking about the best paths for both worlds—parker and facility. Some of the solutions we’re working on are setting up multi-use passes, which parkers can use more than once for discounted prices. This pass can also be made digital, so parkers can pass it along to other people or family members who are visiting. The solution lies in saving time and energy for the customer.

Let Your Parking Help Your Tech and Admin

Healthcare providers would all agree that one of the biggest issues they face is no-shows from missed appointments. When a patient doesn’t show up to an appointment, it creates ripples down to the bottom line. According to research, a no-show rate of 12 percent costs more than $89,000 in missed revenue for a laboratory in one instance. It also creates inefficiencies because other patients could have used the appointment time. Eventually, this can contribute to overcrowded ER rooms and even higher healthcare costs.

The next evolution of healthcare parking includes the ability to creatively help with these issues. In the near future, a new stack of digital parking tools will be able to tell healthcare providers that you’re on your way to your appointment. If you’re going to be late to your appointment, based on traffic or if you haven’t left yet, providers can be notified with an ETA, so they can accept a walk-in.

Healthcare Parking Is Not Limited to the Lot

As you can see—parking solutions no longer apply only to specific parking spaces. Parking technology is now mobility technology, connecting to people at many points throughout their journey. It’s in this difference that the benefits arise for healthcare facilities.

Want to know more about how is working with healthcare institutions to modernize their parking? Visit us here.

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Smarter City Solutions: Compliance integrates with NSW State government program to streamline parking fine collection management

June 11, 2021

 

 

 

Smarter City Solutions: Compliance integrates with NSW State government program to streamline parking fine collection management

 

 

Sydney, New South Wales, 11 June 2021 – In a move to streamline the management of parking infringement collection, The Hills Shire Council in New South Wales has introduced integrated parking compliance technology solution, vCompliance, to work in conjunction with the NSW State Government’s Print and Post program.

vCompliance, which is one of several products offered by award winning Australian parking technology company, Smarter City Solutions, is a platform that is used by parking officers to record and then send the necessary evidence to Revenue NSW, who are then able to expedite the parking fine straight to the motorist in a more timely manner.

The integration of this technology replaces the more traditional, manual method of processing infringement notices, which is known for creating ongoing delays and a less than satisfactory experience for motorists and councils alike.

General Manager of The Hills Shire Council, Michael Edgar said the program is the perfect example of looking for ways to use technology to improve processes which provide better service delivery, reliability and quality in an environment that also enhances safety.

“The Print and Post program provides a seamless solution, making it more efficient whilst maintaining accuracy,” Mr Edgar said.

“As this technology becomes proven over time, I am confident other regulators will see the advantages,” he added.

Michael Doherty, Head of Business Development for Smarter City Solutions, said, “The Smarter City Solutions team are leaders in tailoring solutions for our clients by developing intelligent and customised technologies which can be integrated with both contemporary and legacy systems.

“In NSW, it is mandatory that local councils submit evidence of a parking infringement to the government in order for Revenue NSW to issue the fine, which is a hassle for councils and causes an unnecessary burden for motorists.”

“vCompliance minimises the input required by a Council into the process and ensures that they can confidently opt in to Revenue NSW’s new initiative and expect a seamless and streamlined parking infringement process.”

vCompliance has multiple applications and is a scalable solution for municipalities that allows efficient and resilient mobile parking enforcement. License plate recognition technology is integrated with a smartphone enforcement app, real-time data verification and Bluetooth belt printers to facilitate seamless issuance of infringements and parking audits.

 

www.SmarterCity.com.au

 

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Michael Doherty Bio

Michael Doherty has been at the forefront of parking technology for close to a decade, having worked with many of the businesses behind Australia’s leading parking and payment apps and cloud-based permit and compliance technologies. As Head of Business Development for Smarter City Solutions, he oversees the sales and marketing of unique integrated parking solutions for local councils, universities, corporate clients all over Australia and beyond.

Michael was the first employee at Smarter City Solutions when it launched as CellOPark in 2013. He returned to the company in 2020.

Multi-disciplined with a solid, 25-year strong track record in information technology, Michael embraces disruptive technology and looks forward to a future where parking permit stickers and coin-fed meters are a thing of the past.

Smarter City Solutions Bio

Smarter City Solutions (SCS) is an established Australian software and technology services organisation that is leading the way with integrated parking systems. SCS is delivering award winning parking solutions derived from interconnected cloud-based technologies using its own pay-by-app and virtual permit systems as well as vCompliance for infringement issuance and systems from other leading parking technology providers. Smarter City Solutions is on a mission to develop software and systems that enable parking providers to enable a better experience of parking and administrative infrastructure for their staff and stakeholders.

Flowbird: St. Pete Beach Unveils Tropical Transformation to Smart Parking Kiosks

June 10, 2021

 

 

 

 

St. Pete Beach Unveils Tropical Transformation to Smart Parking Kiosks

New look comes as the City welcomes convenient Flowbird parking app

 

 

 

Moorestown, NJ —  The City of St. Pete Beach, Florida, recently awarded as the #1 beach destination by TripAdvisor in the U.S., has partnered with Flowbird Group to make a unique statement on the City’s smart parking kiosks. All 35 Flowbird kiosks are being upgraded with 9” full color touch screen displays and converted from their standard black exterior to a custom blue and teal design that reflects the City’s brand and welcoming message. The eye-catching design is being released at the same time that the Flowbird App is being introduced to the beach destination for an easier way to find and pay for parking.

 

St. Pete Beach has been a partner of Flowbird Group since 2006 and is known for staying up-to-date on the latest parking technologies to benefit the City’s 5 million visitors every year. The City grabbed the opportunity to promote their prestigious “Best of the Best” beach award from TripAdvisor in 2021 in the form of custom wraps for their newly upgraded parking kiosks. The new design transforms the kiosks from a parking pay station to a decorative piece fit for a top tourist destination. The custom printed wraps, designed and installed by Flowbird, display the iconic ‘Best of the Best’ TripAdvisor surfboard proudly printed on the back and the City’s branding on all sides. The design also features the new convenient way to pay for parking in SPB, the Flowbird App.

 

“We are making changes in an effort to ensure a great experience for our beach-goers, said Michelle Gonzales, Community Development Director for the City of St. Pete Beach, “Using technology to improve parking was a must for us. Flowbird kiosks provide that frictionless experience we wanted for our visitors so they could spend less time paying for parking and more time enjoying our beaches. The wraps are beautiful and functional. It’s a small detail, but it upholds our branding and contributes to the continuation of our reputation as the best beach in the nation.”

 

The easy-to-use parking payment app by Flowbird allows visitors to find and pay for parking on the spot. While the kiosks will be available to use by all visitors and beach-goers, the app offers the convenience to skip the kiosk and head straight to the shore with pay-by-cell technology. Users can also opt-in to receive text notifications when their parking session is about to expire and extend their time without ever leaving their beach chair. The app is GPS-enabled which allows users to search for the nearest City parking lot and select their parking location without manually inputting a zone code.

 

If a beach-goer finds themselves waiting in line at a newly designed kiosk, they can simply follow the instructions listed on the side of the unit to download and start using the Flowbird App. From there, setting up an account is quick and they can be on their way to paying for their parking session remotely.

 

“In the past, busy beach times meant waiting to pay. No one enjoys that. Our new parking kiosks were designed for ease and speed. If there are people ahead in line to pay, go mobile. It’s a terrific option that improves the beach-going, shopping, and dining experiences for everyone who comes to St. Pete Beach.”, said Peyt Dewar, Code and Parking Enforcement Manager for the City of St. Pete Beach.

 

The City will be able to manage and monitor all parking sessions through Flowbird’s powerful data hub.

All parking activity information from Flowbird pay stations, the Flowbird mobile app, and 3rd party mobile apps are aggregated into Flowbird’s back-office system to allow City staff to have a global view of all parking activity.

 

The Flowbird app is now available to use at all City-owned parking lots and zones, including on-street parking. New informational signs have been installed along all areas where the Flowbird App is available.

 

The new touch screen displays and kiosk wraps are currently being installed and are expected to be completed by this June.

 

The City of St. Pete Beach joins many other beach communities across Florida utilizing the Flowbird app and Flowbird kiosks, including Jacksonville Beach, Madeira Beach, Neptune Beach, and Pensacola. The Flowbird app is now available in over 100 parking locations across the United States, and the company’s mobile applications generate over 50 million transactions per year.  For more information, please visit www.flowbirdapp.com.

Parkopedia to provide premium parking and payment services to Toyota Motor North America

June 08, 2021

 

 

Parkopedia to provide premium parking and payment services to Toyota Motor North America

 

Parkopedia announces its parking information, reservation services and integrated payment platform is now available to Toyota Motor North America covering both Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the USA

The new ‘Park with Parkopedia’ service covers locating, reserving and paying for off-street parking in 2018 model year or newer Toyota and Lexus vehicles

Toyota Motor North America will use Parkopedia’s payment platform to handle payments seamlessly and securely with coverage across major parking providers and locations in the USA

Parkopedia’s parking service covers 60,000 off-street locations and more than 6,000 reservable locations in the USA

 

LONDON and PLANO, Texas, June 8, 2021 — Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider has announced its suite of off-street parking services, including reservations and digital payments, is now available to both Toyota and Lexus drivers in North America. The ‘Park with Parkopedia’ service is integrated into the Toyota and Lexus smartphone apps and vehicle infotainment systems to offer drivers the complete parking experience, allowing drivers to locate, reserve and pay for parking.

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The new service covers 60,000 off-street parking locations with more than 6,000 reservable locations across the USA, utilizing Parkopedia’s market-leading payment platform to manage transactions. The platform enables drivers to register their payment details using a single secure digital account and then effortlessly pay for their parking within activated locations. The parking reservation information and navigation can then be accessed via the vehicle head unit.

The Park with Parkopedia service also allows users to not only search and manage reservable locations, but also find the closest or lowest-cost parking in one of the 60,000 parking lots and garages across thousands of towns. Customer support is provided directly within the app by Parkopedia, should drivers need assistance with reservations, refunds or any other parking concerns.

Commenting on the announcement, Hans Puvogel, COO at Parkopedia, said: “Toyota and Lexus are the market leaders in the U.S car market with millions of drivers using both brands’ connected services every day. Drivers want an end-to-end digital solution for parking that unifies and simplifies the experience wherever possible. We are honored to be extending our parking services with Toyota and Lexus across North America and helping improve each of their drivers’ journeys with an unrivalled parking experience.”

 

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, fuel and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

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Cherry Creek Shopping Center Brings the Retail and Parking Experience Together Through ADVAM’s Ticketless Parking Solution

June 08, 2021

 

 

 

Cherry Creek Shopping Center Brings the Retail and Parking Experience Together Through ADVAM’s Ticketless Parking Solution

 

 

 

Denver’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center has selected ADVAM ParkCharge to enable ticketless parking.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s Express Park program, powered by ADVAM’s ParkCharge, enables shoppers to create an online parking account that integrates with the on-site parking access control system. Express Park utilizes license plate recognition for seamless parking and payment, simplifying the experience from entry to exit.

“It is a great opportunity to be an enabler for Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s Express Park program,” said Shaun Donaghey, Managing Director, Payments Market – US for TNS. “ParkCharge is designed to make payment consumer experiences better. We are dedicated to helping shoppers and retailers find a way to digitally connect simply and easily.”

Express Park allows shoppers to download an electronic pass to their Apple or Google wallet on their mobile phone which can be utilized for parking validations at Cherry Creek’s participating stores. Apart from the added convenience for the customers, its integration with digital wallets enables the center’s retailers to reward their customers with free or discounted parking when they make a purchase in-store just by scanning their parking pass.

“Parking is the first and last touchpoint of a physical shopping experience,” said Jeramy Burkinshaw, General Manager, Cherry Creek Shopping Center. “It is important that our customers’ experience is seamless from start to finish and Express Park is an important amenity to that end.”

 

About ADVAM (www.advam.com)

ADVAM delivers world leading payment solutions, helping our clients secure the benefits from better consumer payment experiences. ADVAM’s solution suite is truly multi-channel – online, mobile, unattended and via digital wallets.

ADVAM has an integrated suite of payment solutions for online payments, staff parking, parking reservations, unattended payments, account-based parking management and transport hub management.

From offices in the US, Australia and the UK, and with customers and acquirer links in over 20 countries, ADVAM’s client portfolio includes leading enterprises and public sector departments.

Each client benefits from ADVAM’s depth of experience and industry knowledge. By working with its clients and alongside industry partners, ADVAM’s solutions integrate with client’s existing infrastructure and business processes.

ADVAM is a trusted payment solutions provider for leading airports, parking operators, shopping centres, local government and self-service organisations.

ADVAM is a Transaction Network Services (TNS) company. TNS is a world-renowned provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to the payments, communications and financial markets. TNS’ Payments Markets business enables trusted connected commerce through its IaaS solutions that include payment device enablement, global connectivity and merchant processing solutions. TNS’ solutions enable its partners to simplify, secure and manage the most complex aspects of the payment ecosystem and gain strategic advantage from the moment they engage with consumers.

 

Contacts

ADVAM Contact
Kristine Green
Global Marketing Manager – Payments Market
kgreen@tnsi.com | +61 437 498 905

Shaun Hughes
Marketing and Communications Manager, EMEA – Payments Market
shughes@tnsi.com | +44 (0) 114 292 0186

Cherry Creek Shopping Center Contact
Dana Smith
Manager, Sponsorship & Partnership Marketing
Direct: 303-270-9518
E-mail: DanaSmith@Taubman.com

EVBox: As electric vehicles gain momentum in the U.S., nearly 4 in 5 EV drivers say there are not enough charging options at work

June 08, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

EVBox: As electric vehicles gain momentum in the U.S., nearly 4 in 5 EV drivers say there are not enough charging options at work

 

 

 

Businesses that step up to provide charging stations and electric cars for employees will accelerate the nation’s shift to emission-free EVs and make themselves more attractive to potential hires, according to a report by Ipsos and EVBox Group.

 

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 8, 2021 — Despite major government policy and auto industry developments aimed at helping more U.S. drivers switch to electric vehicles (EVs), most EV drivers (78%) say they don’t have enough options for charging their cars at work.

 

Only 22% of EV drivers say there are always enough charging stations where they work, and 43% say there are no chargers at all, according to a report from market research firm Ipsos and EVBox Group, a leading global provider of EV charging solutions.

Businesses that step up to support EV drivers — by adding EV chargers at their locations and offering all-electric company cars to employees — will be more attractive to potential hires. They will also have the opportunity to make a huge impact on their employees, society, and the planet, according to findings of the EVBox Mobility Monitor, which surveyed over 2,000 U.S. residents nationwide in February 2021.

Making an impact

When employers offer workplace charging, EV drivers are more eager to stick with EVs. Two-thirds (67%) of EV drivers say workplace charging would make them more likely to buy another EV as their next car.

Attracting talent

More than half of EV drivers (57%) say employers that offer EVs as company cars would be more attractive to work for. Mainstream automakers recently have begun making it cheaper for employers to do so by rolling out more affordable EV options.

EV drivers and workplace chargingWho are workplace EV drivers?
  • 56% of EV drivers are employed full-time, compared to 37% of all U.S. residents.
  • 10% of EV drivers received their EV through their company.
  • Only 23% of EV drivers charge their EVs at work–compared to the 73% who charge mostly at home.
EV charging makes employers more attractive

State of workplace charging

  • Currently, 4 in 10 EV drivers say that their company has a sustainability vision in place and offers them the choice of an EV when selecting a company car.
  • That said, EV drivers want more employer support for EVs: 45% would like to see more regular chargers (AC) at work and 33% want more fast charging (DC) stations.
  • EV drivers not only want more workplace charging, but a majority (6 in 10) expect charging to be free for company cars as well as private vehicles.
Incentives help — but businesses and drivers need more 

Businesses are critical to the development of a robust national EV charging network. Federal tax credits and other incentives help companies afford to install the EV infrastructure that drivers need and spur them to act quickly, before credits run out.

Some tax credits and rebates are already available to help businesses add EV chargers at workplaces and to help drivers reduce the cost of buying an EV. President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which calls for 500,000 new public charging stations by 2030, would significantly expand and extend these incentives. If Biden’s plan becomes reality, it would help the U.S. leverage the full influence and power of the business community to accelerate widespread EV adoption and its benefits for people and the environment.

Findings from the EVBox Mobility Monitor confirm that U.S. drivers want employers to make it easier for them to switch to EVs. Companies can help by adding EVs to their business car options and installing sufficient EV charging infrastructure at workplaces throughout the country. The expanded incentives for businesses and EV drivers in President Biden’s plan would empower the U.S. to make tremendous progress toward a sustainable transportation future, but much more can be done. Kristof Vereenooghe (CEO of EVBox Group)

 

About the EVBox Mobility Monitor
EVBox Group works with Ipsos annually to assess EV adoption in Europe. This is its first U.S. report, which represents the opinions of n=2,002 U.S. residents, including 100 EV drivers and 749 potential EV drivers (respondents who indicated they will most likely or definitely opt for an EV next time they purchase a car). EV drivers include hybrid, PHEV and BEV drivers.
For more information about the Mobility Monitor report, EVBox or Ipsos, contact Katelyn Hojeibane at katelyn.hojeibane@evbox.com.

Founded in 2010, EVBox Group empowers forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions. With its extensive portfolio of commercial and ultra-fast EVBox charging stations, as well as scalable charging management software engineered by Everon, EVBox Group ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone.

EVBox Group is a leader in R&D, with facilities across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking electric vehicle charging technology. With offices across the globe, including Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Munich, and Chicago, and strong foundations in dozens of markets, EVBox Group is working to shape a sustainable future of transportation.

 

ParkMobile Teams up with Google Pay to Offer More Contactless Parking Payment Options in Atlanta

June 08, 2021

 

 

 

ParkMobile Teams up with Google Pay to Offer More Contactless Parking Payment Options in Atlanta

 

 

With just a few taps, Google Pay users can quickly start a parking session anywhere in Atlanta where ParkMobile is accepted

 

 

 

Atlanta, GA – June 8, 2021 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., today announced a new way for people to pay for parking around the City of Atlanta directly from the Google Pay app. Starting this month, all Google Pay users will be able to start a parking session anywhere ParkMobile is accepted in the city.

 

To make a parking payment, a user will open the Google Pay app on their Android or iOS mobile device and tap to park from the home screen. The user will start a new session, enter the parking zone and space number, add time, and finish the payment. If it is the user’s first time using Google Pay to park, the user also has to enter the car’s license plate number. Once the session has started, the user can easily extend parking time from the Google Pay app without going back to the meter. Additionally, there are quick links from the driving directions in Google Maps that take a user right into the ParkMobile section of the Google Pay app.

 

ParkMobile was founded in Atlanta in 2008 and is currently headquartered in Midtown. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and one of the “Top 10 “Innovative Companies of the Decade” by the Technology Association of Georgia. The ParkMobile and Google Pay app are available at all on-street spaces in the city and other popular in-town locations like Ponce City Market, Zoo Atlanta, the Van Gogh experience at Pullman Yards, and on the Georgia Tech campus. Beyond the city limits, ParkMobile is available in Roswell, Decatur, as well as the Kennesaw State and University of Georgia campuses.

 

“We want to make everyday payments, like parking, fast and easy with Google Pay,” said Fausto Araujo, Product Manager, Google Pay. “Thanks to our integration with ParkMobile’s software, people in Atlanta can pay for their parking and top up their meter from the convenience of their mobile device.”

 

“Atlanta is our hometown, so we are thrilled to be the only mobile parking app currently available in Google Pay in the city,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “This new feature creates a seamless parking experience and gives users in Atlanta more options for contactless payments.”

 

About ParkMobile

 

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, providing a contactless way for millions of people to easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without worrying about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation, Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

ParkMobile Contact:

Jeff Perkins, CMO

jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

(678)801-8855

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