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Spacer Launches US App Helping Thousands of Users Make money from Spare Space

August 10, 2020




Spacer Launches US App Helping Thousands of Users Make money from Spare Space




Platform Solves Parking Woes in Major US Cities




San Francisco, CA, (August 10,  2020): Today, the makers of Spacer are excited to announce the stateside launch of their app, a key milestone in their expanding growth in the US market. Spacer.com is a service that connects monthly parkers with spaces, seamlessly and on-demand.



Spacer.com, currently the largest parking marketplace app in Australia, connects people who have a spare garage or car space with individuals looking for affordable and convenient monthly parking. Likened to Airbnb, the community is made up of thousands of local hosts who are helping users access the extra space that they need on demand. Spaces include driveways, garages and local parking operators. The app provides a simple one-stop shop where drivers can locate all available parking spots in an area, compare prices and book seamlessly. Users can find spots near their work, home, university or any other place that they need. Parking rates vary and are set by hosts, based on recommended benchmarks, with average savings up to 50% on regular retail options.


The benefits flow both ways, with parking space owners able to earn an extra income stream, with some owners earning as much as $6,000 per year with their empty garage or driveway.  It takes less than 10 minutes to list a parking spot online, for free.


To list a space, hosts need to provide photos, dimensions, and details. The dimensions include the length, width, and height and details include the features of the parking space, access, and security details, as well as the distance from any amenities or public transport.


“We are thrilled to launch this new app in the US which will accelerate the strong growth we are already seeing in our platform” said Michael Rosenblum, Spacer co- founder and CEO, “Prototyped and proven in Australia, we’re hoping to help improve parking across America one space at a time. Spare space is a valuable and tradeable commodity that many people and businesses have and even more people need. Seamlessly connecting them is our aim.”


Spacer is available in San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Boston, with more coming soon.



Thousands of ParkWhiz parking spaces now available through Groupon

January 23, 2018



Heading Out to Redeem a Groupon? New Partnership Lets You Use the Groupon App to Find and Pay for Parking




Thousands of ParkWhiz parking spaces now available through Groupon




CHICAGO  –– Have you ever driven somewhere to redeem that Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) for an exciting family adventure, relaxing salon and spa package or mouth-watering restaurant deal and needed a place to park? Thanks to a strategic partnership with ParkWhiz, Groupon now offers convenient parking that you can find and pay for using the Groupon app. For Groupon, the new offering represents the latest example of how the company is positioning its marketplace as a platform to serve just about any local need.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to explore the amazing local businesses in their communities,” said Jennifer Carr-Smith, senior vice president of North American Local, Groupon. “Offering convenient parking is an important step towards our vision of building the daily habit in local.”

ParkWhiz––the leading provider of scalable, on-demand parking services to both consumers and enterprise customers––has thousands of locations across the United States. The company’s mobile apps and website make parking simpler for drivers looking to reserve parking spaces before reaching their destinations.

“We’re thrilled that our on-demand parking inventory is now available to tens of millions of Groupon customers through the Groupon App,” said Jeff Judge, Chief Technology Officer, ParkWhiz. “We believe that parking isn’t the final destination—it’s a bridge to the experiences people are most excited about. We’re streamlining the process of buying on mobile so Groupon customers can handle their parking needs at the same time as they are saving on experiences in their city.”

The two Chicago-based companies began piloting their new partnership in late 2017.


About ParkWhiz

Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the leading provider of scalable, on-demand parking services to both consumers and enterprise customers. Its consumer-facing applications, ParkWhiz and BestParking, provide the fastest and most efficient way for drivers to find and book parking spaces before reaching their destination. ParkWhiz helps consumers find parking with detailed, accurate data on over 27,000 parking facilities across the United States and Canada. The company’s Mobility Services Platform allows companies to integrate parking into their primary product or service. ParkWhiz delivers integrated parking data and transactional solutions to millions of consumers, mobile devices and connected vehicles through partners like Ford, Ticketmaster, Stubhub and many more. ParkWhiz has helped more than 6 million drivers seamlessly get where they need to be. For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com.




Urbiotica manages the guidance of Audi’s 5,000 parking spaces in Ingolstadt with 22 sensors

May 23, 2016



Urbiotica manages the guidance of Audi’s 5,000 parking spaces in Ingolstadt with 22 sensors


The Audi factory located in Ingolstadt -Germany- has a parking lot with a capacity of more than 5,000 spaces. With so many parking spaces, a system needed to be implemented that would optimise the use of the spaces and reduce the vehicle flow caused by cars looking for free spaces, so that workers would not waste any time looking for parking and could go to work more relaxed and satisfied.


Urbiotica’s proposal is based on the installation of 22 wireless parking capacity sensors to detect vehicles entering and leaving each sector, in order to communicate the number of free spaces. Being an area with delimited entrances and exits, the guidance project could be deployed with only 22 sensors to monitor the 5,000 spaces.

Parking in Audi is now far smoother and quicker. Thanks to the improvements introduced, congestion has disappeared and vehicle flow in the parking area is now more efficient. This was how the CEO of MSR-Traffic Harald Schmitt, our partner in Germany, explained it. “Urbiotica’s solution is also a very good system in terms of cost effectiveness”, said Schmitt, and added, “Audi and LGI are delighted to have a dynamic parking guidance system which they are thinking about extending”.


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Tania Josa. Communication Manager


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