MERCEDES-BENZ DEBUTS INRIX OFF-STREET PARKING IN EUROPE AND U.S.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class to include real-time and dynamic parking information for garage location, number of spaces, detailed rates and current occupancy levels
Kirkland, WA – June 7, 2016 – INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and movement analytics, today announced that its Off-Street Parking service is now available in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Europe and coming to the U.S. this summer. This newly integrated feature enables drivers to easily find, compare and navigate to available off-street parking spaces using the COMAND® infotainment system.
“In the era of the connected car, having access to dynamic parking information is no longer a luxury for drivers but a necessity,” said Andreas Hecht, executive vice president and general manager of automotive at INRIX. “INRIX Off-Street Parking plays a critical role for customers who expect a high standard of performance and innovation in their driving experience.”
INRIX Off-Street Parking provides drivers with real-time parking information that includes routes to the closest garage locations, detailed rates, limitations and restrictions and real-time occupancy. It offers access to the world’s most comprehensive and accurate parking database that includes more than 29 million confirmed spaces in over 90,000 accessible locations spanning 4,000 cities in 64 countries. INRIX Off-Street Parking only displays publicly accessible, non-restricted parking spaces, including both free and fee locations, so users are never misrouted to locations that are unavailable to the general public. SBD, a global automotive technology research firm, recently concluded that INRIX was the “clear winner” in an independent off-street parking study that looked at key parking attributes in Germany and the U.S.
INRIX launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by the first integrated on-street parking solution in June 2015. In August 2015, INRIX acquired ParkMe, a leader in parking location, availability and reservations worldwide. INRIX is the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, transportation agencies and drivers around the world.
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and movement analytics, a new approach that leverages big data and the cloud to help manage urban mobility. By aggregating a variety of sources and applying intelligence, INRIX delivers comprehensive data and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward.
Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small. We are literally everywhere with over 450 customers across 60 countries. INRIX has offices in Kirkland, Seattle, Santa Monica, London, Manchester and Munich.
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RingGo Wins Europe’s Innovation Award for Parking at Intertraffic
Today (5 April) at Intertraffic, the world’s largest B2B traffic exhibition, the Parking Category Award for Innovation was won by RingGo, the UK’s leading cashless parking solution.
The award has been made for RingGo’s ‘Parking Prediction’ function which helps motorists find parking in central London and across the UK. When planning a journey, the driver uses the RingGo app to find their desired destination. They then select their preferred parking spot from coloured RingGo pins on the map – the traffic light red-amber-green system indicating the likelihood of spaces being available in the local area.
The service uses a unique algorithm developed by parent company Park Mobile’s in-house team of developers. “Big data” analyses calculate the likely proportion of free space, linking historical usage with a real-time data feed provided by parking sensors or RingGo’s ongoing usage. This information is offered back dynamically to the motorist as part of an ever-changing map.
RingGo’s solution offers an extremely cost-effective alternative to bay sensor parking, a technology which has been trialled by some London Boroughs. Whereas bay sensors currently cost about £200 per unit (plus the costs of installation and maintenance), the RingGo estimate of parking availability is offered to drivers and operators free of charge.
RingGo’s Commercial Director, Harry Clarke, says of the win, “We always try to put the motorist first in what we do, so we’re very pleased to be recognised for this customer-focused innovation. Clever use of real-time data directs drivers to find parking quickly and easily. And it just shows that you don’t need to spend thousands on hardware to help people get on with their lives.”
General Manager for the Parkmobile Group, Marius Koerselman, concurs, “The team in Basingstoke is well known within Parkmobile for its new ideas and tech development skills. Now this talent has been appreciated on the world stage with this Award. I couldn’t be more proud!”
Intertraffic is the world’s largest and most influential B2B trade event for infrastructure, traffic management, safety, parking and smart mobility. Held every two years, it boasts more than 800 international exhibitors, and last time 27,000 visitors attended from more than 125 countries. It provides a comprehensive overview of the very latest products, services and solutions offered by suppliers. It also showcases the latest trends and developments. Intertraffic is intended for policymakers, specialists and operational personnel from government authorities, engineering consultancies, and the industry at large.
The 2016 Intertraffic jury consisted of:
- Peter van der Knaap (Chairman of the Jury) – Managing Director of SWOV – Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands
- Colin Sowman – Editor, ITS International, Route One Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom
- Peter H. Martens – Member of the Advisory Council of Directors, European Parking Association (EPA) and Vexpan, The Netherlands
- Tom Stone – Editor, Traffic Technology International, UKIP Media & Events Ltd, United Kingdom
- Ir. B.J.C.M. (Ben) Rutten – Program Manager, Strategic Area Smart Mobility Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
RingGo phone parking is part of the Parkmobile Worldwide Group and has been in operation since 2004. It is the UK’s leading phone parking solution, with 112 local authorities offering the service. These include half of all London Boroughs as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. More than 8 million UK motorists are registered on the RingGo database.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 1, 2016 – Peter Dingemans joins Park Assist as General Manager of Europe. He will be based in the Netherlands. Peter is responsible for Sales, Service and the Development of the European branch. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Peter over the past year through TKH Parking Solutions. With our increasing expansion in Europe, Peter is a valuable addition to our European branch,” said Gary Neff, CEO of Park Assist.
Previously, Peter worked for TKH Parking Solutions as their Business Development Director. He was responsible for TKH Parking Solutions portfolio and sales. In addition, he assisted in overseeing our European branch and was the Managing Director for Scranton Parking+. Peter is an active board member of the Dutch Parking Association Vexpan and an Associate Member of the European Parking Association Board. He resides in the Netherlands with his wife and three children.
Park Assist® is a business intelligence technology company that utilizes cameras to enhance the efficiency and profitability of parking facilities through guidance, license plate recognition, surveillance, and its premium parking features. Our M4 and L4 camera systems improve the parker experience in 24 countries and growing worldwide. Park Assist has offices in New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Santiago and Panama City. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.6 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.
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ParkCloud, Europe’s largest parking aggregator, has seen a rise of more than 50% in the number of car parks available on its platform since the start of 2015.
Increased geographical coverage and further choice was added throughout the year, with notable collaborations across Europe, the US and Australia commenced during 2015.
Parking spaces at a wider range of key destinations were also included for the first time, including stadiums, event venues and shopping centres.
2015 was also notable for several milestones in ParkCloud’s history: July saw the company report that drivers from 81% of the world’s countries had booked parking via its platform, whilst August saw the consumer booking platform reach 1.5 million users.
Not one to rest on its laurels, ParkCloud aims to double the number of car parks on its network by the end of 2016, with growth coming from all corners of the globe. Indeed, several significant parking group partnerships will be announced during the early months of the year.
ParkCloud, founded in 2008, is an award-winning, global provider of car park reservation systems and online marketing services, specialising in creating traffic and generating revenue from parking.
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