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Inugo: In you go – pioneering parking app will revolutionize the US market

January 09, 2018



In you go – pioneering parking app will revolutionize the US market





January, 2018 – Parking innovator Inugo has launched its groundbreaking parking technology at four Los Angeles sites as the company begins expansion in the United States.



Just one app will direct users to available parking, open car park gates and handle the payments – and it puts parking operators in touch with their clients for the first time.


“It breaks the information drought for both drivers and car park operators,“ Sam Barclay, Inugo CEO said.


“It gives drivers a single app that provides access to any participating car park.”


And the problem for parking operators is that too often they don’t know anything about their customers.  How many businesses can survive without having a relationship with their customers?


“That’s at the heart of the Inugo system, getting to know your customers.”


The smartphone app-driven system launched at three sites at Los Angeles International Airport and another in Hollywood last week, and Sam said more sites are in the pipeline.


And while the initial focus is on existing parking facilities, the system is designed to work with street parking and will allow the owners of any parking – commercial buildings, apartment blocks or even individuals – to make use of their idle spaces.


The Inugo system tells users of the app where those spaces are, gives them access with a touch of a button on their phone, handles the billing – providing a completely ticketless parking experience.


“The driver doesn’t have to leave their car to enter, exit or pay, and the lack of paper tickets is good for the environment,” Sam said.


“It’s a smart solution for smart cities.”




Groundbreaking innovation


The Inugo system comprises a smart access controller installed at the parking gate or barrier; a smartphone app that tells the user where parking is available and gives access at the touch of a button; and a comprehensive billing system that charges the user and pays the owner of the car park.


It’s been under development and testing for three years.


“City parking is at a premium but looking beyond existing car park services, there are tens of thousands of car parks locked away in corporate buildings that are empty at night and in apartment blocks that are empty during the day,” Dion Knill, VP Global Sales for Inugo said.


The Inugo system unlocks those spaces and turns them into revenue-earning assets.


“Those corporate car parks can be used by restaurant and theatergoers at night and those apartment spaces can be used by office workers during the day. And the owner keeps total control.”


Dion, who has worked in the car parking sector for nine years and played a major role in the design and supply of the award-winning LA Metro park-and-ride payment system, was lured to Inugo by the potential of its groundbreaking solution.


“Revolutionary is an overworked word, but this system really is,” he said.


“It uses just one app to park anywhere in any city our system is installed, it gives information to drivers and car park owners, it handles the billing, and it will bring tens of thousands of unused parking spaces into play in our congested cities.”



About Inugo


Inugo is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand and is built on the philosophy that parking should be easy for the driver and operator. It works on the premise that smart cities need smart solutions.


Its staff have accumulated decades of experience in the car-parking sector and its smart access system has been designed to help resolve the desperate need for car parking in our ever-more-congested cities



About Inugo chief executive Sam Barclay


Sam Barclay leads the growing Inugo team from its Auckland headquarters.  Sam has been a leader in the mobile technology industry for more than 25 years.  He has become incredibly passionate about the parking industry – don’t let get him started talking about improving the parking user experience.  After 17 years in the New York area, Sam and his family have back to their home town of Auckland, New Zealand.  His experience launching technology companies in the US, and his success building and leading fast growing teams made him a natural choice to build and commercialize Inugo.  Sam is the founder of the Montclair Blues Youth Rugby Club in Montclair, New Jersey.  In his spare time he builds custom drones; skis; and plays guitar.


About Inugo VP global sales Dion Knill

Dion, who joined Inugo in October, has more than 30 years of experience in the technology sector, and brings extensive leadership experience in business development and sales and marketing management. While working with international cell phone giant Vodafone, he invented and led the introduction of the world’s first mobile parking payment option “TXT-a-Park” in 2004.



For more information contact:

Manali Bhatia, Marketing Co-ordinator

+64 27 253 7781



Parkmobile, LLC to Offer New Mobile Parking App in Charlottesville

January 03, 2018

Parkmobile, LLC to Offer New Mobile Parking App in Charlottesville



Charlottesville, VA – January 2, 2018 — Parkmobile, LLC and the city of Charlottesville announced today the launch of the Parkmobile app, which allows customers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking in the city at approximately 105 on-street parking spaces.



The parking meter pilot program was launched on September 5th as a tool for better managing mobility in the downtown area.  The program, which covers 105 on-street parking spaces surrounding the mall, is part of the city’s Parking Action Plan. Additional on-street parking remains free outside of the signed pilot area and the first hour of parking is free at the Market Street Parking Garage.  Visitors staying longer than 2 hours are encouraged to use the parking garage.

To use Parkmobile, customers can register for free through the app for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones, or online at parkmobile.com. After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. App users may also choose to receive a reminder prior to the expiration of their parking session, and if the maximum parking time has not been reached, parkers can even extend their time from the app. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device and the user’s license plate number. Additionally, multiple payment methods are offered through the app, including Masterpass, PayPal, Visa Checkout, Chase Pay, Parkmobile Wallet, and Apple Pay.

“Parkmobile is thrilled to be expanding our services to the city of Charlottesville. With availability in 8 of the top 10 US cities and a user base of over 7 million, we’re excited to continue to lead the industry as the top provider of mobile parking solutions in the US. Parkmobile uses innovative methods to supply our users with convenience and ease,” stated Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile.

Parkmobile is available in surrounding areas including Roanoke, Richmond, Woodbridge, Leesburg and Winchester. Parkmobile provides reservation parking in nearby Washington D.C. and many other regions. Additionally, Parkmobile maintains a contract with the New York City DOT to offer mobile payment at all metered spaces across all five boroughs.

As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with 7 million people using Parkmobile’s services over 50 million times per year, Parkmobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.


About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. its mission is to leverage technology and innovation to maximize convenience and efficiency for the owner, operator, and consumer.  Parkmobile’s services have been adopted by over 7 million consumers and are available in more than 1M parking spaces, 3,000+ locations, including 39 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, airport and event reservations and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 250 cities, 150 events and venues and 20 airports with on-demand, permit and reservations parking solutions. For more information, visit us at parkmobile.io, on Twitter @Parkmobile, or facebook.com/Parkmobile.

Parkmobile Contact: Tina Dyer, VP of Marketing, Parkmobile, LLC, 770 818 9036, 770 818 9039 (fax), tina.dyer@parkmobileglobal.com

Peter Dingemans joins Park Assist as General Manager of Europe

February 01, 2016


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.

Lizzie Burger
Marketing Coordinator
Ph: +1 646-666-7525