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PARK NOW acquires Parkling  

September 23, 2019



PARK NOW acquires Parkling



PARK NOW has acquired Berlin-based data company Parkling. Adding Parkling´s best-in-class parking prediction to PARK NOW services will further strengthen PARK NOW’s capability to improve and shape urban mobility.


Berlin, 23rdSeptember 2019 –With the acquisition of the Berlin-based data company Parkling GmbH, the market leader PARK NOW is strengthening its international portfolio of digital parking solutions. With its highly accurate predictions of free on-street parking spots, Parkling offers a best-in-class solution.

PARK NOW, leading international parking solutions provider, is constantly growing its services and locations with more than 1,200 cities in Europe and North America. With the integration of Parkling´s parking prediction, the PARK NOW services will become even more attractive for users. It will have an immediate impact on improving the traffic situation in cities, as it helps to reduce the 30% of inner-city traffic caused by the search for parking spots. Already today, digital parking solutions make a direct contribution to a better traffic management, traffic flow control and a better use of urban space.

PARK NOW CEO Jörg Reimann says: “We are very happy to have Parkling join PARK NOW. Parkling´s prediction solution for on-street parking spots will be a great enhancement of our product portfolio. Through the acquisition, we not only strengthen our offering towards consumers, cities and automotive manufacturers, but also pursue our goal to make cities more liveable.”

Detlev Hülsebusch, founder and CEO of Parkling, says: “Joining forces with PARK NOW is a great opportunity for Parkling. PARK NOW gives us the backing we need to rollout our data coverage across European cities and North America. I want to thank Centerbridge and the APCOA Group for their excellent support as investors and founding partners of Parkling.”

Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of APCOA PARKING Group, comments: “Supporting Parkling in setting up their business and shaping their business model for Europe has been highly strategic for APCOA. We believe that PARK NOW will be a very strong partner for Parkling as the business rolls out internationally. We are excited to see them to continue to prosper.”



PARK NOW is part of YOUR NOW, the mobility joint venture of the BMW Group and Daimler AG. With digital parking solutions under the brands PARK NOW, Parkmobile, RingGo and Park-line, it currently serves over 33 million users in more than 1,200 cities in Europe and North America. Making it the biggest provider of digital parking solutions in those regions.



Parkling is a data company that provides highly accurate predictions of free on-street parking spots. The company attaches scanners on fleets and taxi cabs to analyze the parking situation in real-time. In addition, Parkling generates high quality static parking maps including parking rules & restrictions and location of parking bays.


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February 20, 2018





Berlin, 20 February 2018: Parkling’s new technological solution for street parking has been recognized by the city of Stockholm, a global leader in smart cities.



Parkling, a leading company in collecting and using on-street data, has been selected as one of two winners of Stockholm’s Traffic Administration contest. The aim of the contest is to explore the potential of new technological solutions for monitoring on-street parking, and for offering residents and visitors to Stockholm a better parking experience.

As the top-ranking winner, Parkling has gained the right to proceed to a practical demonstration in Stockholm’s residential suburb Årsta, starting in Q2 2018.

In a consortium with APCOA, Genetec, and Agendum, Parkling will detect and identify parked vehicles as well as parking violations using unique sensor fusion technology. In addition Parkling will digitize physical parking signs.

Parkling’s app, which is already available in the Swedish Android app store, will guide the way towards free parking opportunities. By June 2018, Årsta residents and visitors can expect to engage with a parking heatmap and use Parkling’s optimal parking search path.

Parkling CEO Detlev Hülsebusch comments: “The entire Parkling team is very excited about winning the Stockholm competition. It shows that Parkling is well on its way as an innovator in using data for parking, enforcement, and autonomous driving. ”

Thomas Sjöström, project leader from Stockholm’s traffic administration explains the decision: “Setting Parkling apart was their innovation in integrating LIDAR technology with ANPR cameras, and the potential to scale on any vehicle.”

About Stockholm’s innovation contest and “CIVITAS Eccentric”

Stockholm’s innovation contest is part of “CIVITAS Eccentric”, an initiative to demonstrate the potential of integrated & inclusive urban planning approaches, innovative policies and emerging technologies in five different cities. This initiative has received funding from the EU´s Horizon 2020 research & innovation program.

About Parkling

Parkling’s vision is to improve peoples’ life through data. Using proprietary LIDAR technology, advanced data science methods and user-centric design, Parkling drives innovation in on-street parking, on-street enforcement and on-street mapping for autonomous vehicles.

The company launched in 2016 in Berlin, where their mobile app provides user-centric parking predictions for over 1.800km of streets. Their 15-strong team, consists of highly skilled data scientists and software engineers.

Parkling’s partners in Stockholm are APCOA, Europe’s leading operator of off-street parking garages, Genetec, a world-wide leader in ANPR camera technology and Agendum, a leading ANPR software provider.