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SP+ Brings Technology-Based Parking Payment Options to City of New Orleans

December 08, 2022

SP+ Brings Technology-Based Parking Payment Options to City of New Orleans




NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 07, 2022 — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America and Europe, has upgraded the on-street metered parking program in New Orleans to include pay-by-text and pay-by-plate options.

SP+ is the parking service provider for the City of New Orleans and uses its industry-leading Sphere® suite of technologies, specifically designed to streamline high-traffic parking programs and create a seamless experience for parking customers.

For the City of New Orleans, SP+ introduced its technology-based, paperless payment options to simplify the City’s on-street parking process by eliminating the need for parkers to print and display the proof-of-payment on their dashboard, thus also eliminating the issue of misplaced receipts.

Parking customers can use the text-to-pay option or download Parking.com and other popular parking apps to process their payment.

A pay-by-plate option launched simultaneously. Parkers simply enter their license plate number to purchase parking at the pay station and the enforcement system automatically recognizes the valid parking session.

“These upgrades to the on-street metered parking program are state-of-the-art and offered as a convenience for the residents, stakeholders and visitors to the City of New Orleans,” said Bob Kamper, Vice President of Municipal Services at SP+.

SP+ facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for our clients. The Company provides technology-driven mobility solutions, professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

Blink Charging Announces Additions to its Corporate Leadership, Enhancing Capabilities to Meet Growth and Expansion While Advancing the EV Revolution

December 06, 2022


Blink Charging Announces Additions to its Corporate Leadership, Enhancing Capabilities to Meet Growth and Expansion While Advancing the EV Revolution




Miami Beach, Fla., Dec. 06, 2022  — Blink Charging Co.(NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink”), a global leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced the Blink Board of Directors approved three significant additions to Blink’s executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Battaglia as Chief Revenue Officer, Mark Pastrone as Chief Operating Officer and Aviv Hillo, Esq. as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. These appointments mark an elevated focus towards Blink’s accelerated growth and meeting the industry’s demand for reliable charging solutions as EV sales continue to climb.

“I am excited about the growth and viability of Blink Charging and with these additions to the senior executive team, I am confident we will meet the challenges ahead and thrive, having the right people in the right place,” said Michael D. Farkas, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging. “We have identified our needs in order to meet the growing demands of the EV charging industry and with this accomplished and unparalleled group of industry experts, Blink will continue to be a leader in providing EV charging solutions.”

Mike Battaglia has served as Sr. Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Blink since December 2020. He will assume the position of Chief Revenue Officer, a position not currently filled, and will play a vital role in the company’s growth. In this capacity, Mr. Battaglia will oversee Blink’s global sales organization, develop go-to-market strategies, and identify new overseas expansion opportunities. Prior to joining Blink, Mr. Battaglia served as Vice President of Sales at JD Power. Mr. Battaglia earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

“I am tremendously excited to lead our talented group of global business development and sales professionals as we pursue our aggressive company revenue targets. Our goal is to create an efficient, customer-focused sales organization that effectively capitalizes on EV charging market opportunities in every region we serve,” says Battaglia.

Mark Pastrone has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company’s subsidiary SemaConnect, acquired in June 2022, where he played a key role in building the company’s sales, service, technology, and production capabilities. Mr. Pastrone will now serve as COO for Blink as the two companies align all operational activities. In his new role he will focus on achieving synergies and operational efficiencies for Customers Service, Installation Operations, and Charger Production. Prior to his role at SemaConnect, Mr. Pastrone worked in the aerospace industry, and led the development of several commercial space ventures at Orbital Sciences Corporation including GeoEye, acquired by Maxar. Mr. Pastrone earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Pastrone commented, “Blink is a growing US and Global company that now operates in 25 countries. Our goal is to create best in class process and procedures that will continue to support Blink’s position as a dominate global player for all different types EV Chargers, Services and Business Models.”

The Board also approved the appointment of Aviv Hillo, Esq. as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, in addition to his role as Blink’s General Counsel. Mr. Hillo has served as General Counsel since June 2018, and in addition to those duties will focus on the company’s M&A strategies as Blink continues to expand its leading position in the market. Prior to joining Blink, Mr. Hillo was a partner at New York and Israeli boutique law firms (Schechter Hill and Yerushalmi & Associations), had several positions as General Counsel and was a co-founder, and Deputy CEO in an Israeli-American Laser tech entity. Mr. Hillo graduated from the Tel Aviv School of Law in 1993, and received his Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law at Fordham School of Law in 2001. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1994 and to the New York State Bar in 1999.

“While we continue our amazing growth, both organic and via acquisitions, I am excited to contribute to the company’s actions and strategies for M&A. Blink has a deep and successful history in acquiring other EV Charging companies. We will continue to be inquisitive towards the industry while focusing on the company’s growth and expansion the company,” said Hillo.

“As the EV industry continues to grow at an amazing rate, the Board recognized the need to enhance and expand on Blink’s leadership at the highest level,” said Cedric Richmond, former Congressman and Blink Charging Board Member. “The Board has full confidence with the assembled leadership team and the industry as a whole will benefit from the amassed talent and experience they offer.”


About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed nearly 59,000 charging ports across 25 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner and BlueLA. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

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November 22, 2022





New Parking Technology Integration Company Will Assemble and Install Customized Parking Technology Systems for Parking Owners and Operators



Dallas, TX (November 22, 2022)—Automating parking garages and lots just got much more effective, simpler, and more affordable with the launch of Professional Parking Technologies LLC (ProParking), a new parking technology company that’s introducing an innovative approach to building parking technology systems. Led by former executives from leading national parking operators and parking technology experts, the company’s leaders know first-hand how technology impacts parking operations. ProParking delivers comprehensive parking systems comprised of multiple technologies that parking owners and operators need to meet their unique needs.

“We are taking the guesswork out of choosing parking technologies,” said Brent Van Loggerenberg, ProParking’s managing partner. “Owners and operators often find it challenging to know which technologies would best meet their needs. And even when tools are selected, they aren’t always able to make them work well together. We take the guesswork out of selecting parking technologies by evaluating customers’ current and future needs and creating comprehensive systems and best-of-breed tools that will meet those needs.”

ProParking sells, installs, and services leading parking technology brands, including IP Parking. IP Parking’s access and revenue control technology combines state-of-the-art hardware and intuitive, easy- to-operate software to provide the most user-friendly customer experience. In addition to IP Parking’s industry-leading PARCS equipment, ProParking also sells, installs, and services, Parking Guidance technology, EV Charging solutions, Cellular Augmentation Solutions and cloud-based Parking Management platforms and apps.

ProParking is led by Brent Van Loggerenberg and Blair Taylor, two well-known parking technology leaders. Based in Dallas, Texas, Van Loggerenberg is a well-known parking technology leader who has spent the last 20 years creating and installing technology systems for private owners, government organizations, hospitals, universities, and airports across the United States. Taylor is a career-long parking executive who has helped lead some of the parking industry’s leading companies over the past 30 years, including SKIDATA, SP+, Colonial Parking, and Central Parking.

“Automating parking allows owners and operators to provide a better parking experience, while operating parking assets more efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Blair Taylor. “And with the impending introduction of smart cities, self-driving vehicles, and other vehicle technology, automation will soon become even more important. Our comprehensive approach takes the uncertainty out of choosing the right technologies in automating your parking facilities.”

Based in Dallas, ProParking also has offices in Atlanta and will soon open offices in Los Angeles. The company works with parking owners and operators across the United States.

About Professional Parking Technologies

Professional Parking Technologies is rewriting the rules when it comes to delivering parking technologies. The company’s pioneering approach to creating systems comprised of complementary technologies makes automating parking garages and lots simpler, more effective, and more affordable. Each parking technology system is custom designed to meet the unique needs of an individual parking facility. Professional Parking Technologies can be found online at www.proparking.com.

Contact: Brent Van Loggerenberg ProParking

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Beam Global Receives $2.9M Order from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Sustainable EV Charging Infrastructure Products*

November 14, 2022

Beam Global Receives $2.9M Order from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Sustainable EV Charging Infrastructure Products*




SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2022  — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered 32 Beam EV ARC™ sustainable off-grid charging systems and 3 ARC Mobility™ trailers for efficient system transport. The systems will be deployed across 8 locations for Customs Border Patrol (CBP), Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). EO 14057 Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainabilityprioritizes federal investment in energy resilient infrastructure for EV charging, powered by locally produced and delivered renewable energy for America’s next generation electricity supply. The purchase was made through the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract Number 47QSWA21D0006 which simplifies the federal procurement process and ensures best pricing.

The DHS charging systems will be deployed in Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, and 4 locations in Puerto Rico. The Beam EV ARC™ systems are off-grid and powered by renewable energy, generating and storing their own clean electricity. Each system is deployed with no construction, no electrical work, no utility connection, and is delivered as a turnkey sustainable charging system that is rapidly deployed. Because EV ARC™ systems are flood proof to 9.5 feet and wind rated to 125 mph, and have survived much higher wind speeds in the field, they are particularly well suited to provide disaster preparedness in environments like Puerto Rico. The ARC Mobility™ trailer is a specialized hydraulic transport system designed to efficiently relocate EV ARC™ charging systems.

“Our products are perfect for Executive Order (14057) for a Clean Energy Economy: resilient, clean, sustainable and rapidly deployed EV charging infrastructure solutions,” said Desmond Wheatley, Beam Global CEO. “We continue to see increasing federal GSA orders and pipeline opportunities citing federal initiatives. Our sustainable EV charging solutions create American manufacturing jobs to build American made products that serve zero emission transportation with 100% locally generated renewable and resilient energy.”

The federal fleet is comprised of approximately 657,500 vehicles. President Biden’s Executive Order 14057 with its accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan calls for 100% zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light-duty acquisitions by 2027. This is prioritizing and accelerating a Federal Clean Electricity and Vehicle Procurement Strategy, calling for clean and zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) for federal, state, local and tribal government fleets, including vehicles of the United States Postal Service.

Beam products can be procured through the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract Number 47QSWA21D0006 which simplifies the federal procurement process and ensures best pricing.

*This order was previously announced during Beam Global’s earnings announcement on November 10, 2022

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit BeamForAll.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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ŠKODA launches new Pay to Park service in Europe in collaboration with Parkopedia

November 10, 2022


ŠKODA launches new Pay to Park service in Europe


  • ●  The service allows users to pay for parking via the MyŠKODA App or their vehicle’s infotainment system
  • ●  Following a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now available in seven European countries, with plans to expand it to eight more European markets
  • ●  Collaboration with international connected car services provider Parkopedia


    10 November 2022 – Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic / London, UK

    The new ŠKODA Connect service Pay to Park now makes parking easier in several European countries: ŠKODA customers can use the MyŠKODA App or their car’s infotainment system to display parking options, view the fees and pay conveniently. After a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now also available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. ŠKODA and Parkopedia are continuing to expand the service, with eight more countries coming soon.

    Martin Jahn, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, emphasises: “Thanks to the new ŠKODA Connect feature Pay to Park, our customers can now find available parking spaces across Europe even faster and pay conveniently online using our MySKODA App or the infotainment system.”

    Further expansion planned

    Following a successful pilot phase, ŠKODA AUTO is initially introducing Pay to Park in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. This will soon expand to a further eight countries – France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden – before ŠKODA rolls out the service in other European markets in 2023.

    App available in the infotainment and on mobile phone

    Customers can use the service via the MySKODA App on their smartphone or the current Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems. The in-car app is now available for the FABIA, KAMIQ, SCALA, OCTAVIA, KAROQ, SUPERB and KODIAQ.

    Easy registration

    To use Pay to Park, customers must have an active ŠKODA Connect account and have remote vehicle access enabled. Once the payment data is collected in the MyŠKODA App and the service is activated, it can also be accessed instantly via the infotainment system, and ŠKODA drivers can see which parking spaces they can pay for online. When they reach a parking location, the driver can select the parking time and extend it using the app if necessary. Payment is made online after the parking session has ended.

    About Parkopedia

    Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organizations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls in 20,000 cities across 90 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.


› is successfully steering through the new decade with the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030.
› aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional e-models. › is emerging as the leading European brand in important growth markets such as India and North Africa.

› currently offers its customers twelve passenger-car series: the FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV, ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, SLAVIA and KUSHAQ.
› delivered over 870,000 vehicles to customers around the world in 2021.

› has been a member of the Volkswagen Group for 30 years. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world. › independently manufactures and develops not only vehicles but also components such as engines and transmissions in association with the Group.

› operates at three sites in the Czech Republic; has additional production capacities in China, Russia, Slovakia and India primarily through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine with a local partner. › employs 45,000 people globally and is active in over 100 markets.

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App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team

November 07, 2022


App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team





PLANO, Texas  — App-free parking software and payments innovator TEZ Technology (“TEZ” or the “Company”) today announced it has expanded its sales team to accommodate the Company’s rapid growth trajectory.  This expansion of the TEZ sales team includes the addition of three new sales professionals who will help the Company expand and support the adoption of the TEZ suite of mobile-enabled technology solutions throughout the country.

TEZ, whose customers include valet and self-park owners and operators of hospitality, retail, healthcare, Class-A office, mixed-use, residential, sports and entertainment, restaurants, and university and municipal assets, is a portfolio company of Tritium Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies.

Dedria Henry, CPP, joins TEZ as Regional Sales Manager in Chattanooga, TN. Dedria has ten years of diverse parking industry experience, most recently serving as Senior Operations Manager for REEF. Dedria will bring her valuable experience in operations to help TEZ’s current and prospective clients identify the technology solutions that will best support their operations, while facilitating the implementation process to support operator staff and customers.

Christen Woods also joins TEZ as Regional Sales Manager. Christen is an experienced sales professional who understands the needs and complexities of the parking industry and operators. She will also work with the TEZ team to identify and implement the best parking technology solutions for operators while helping to expand our footprint.

Raul Caycedo will serve as an Account Manager, supporting TEZ’s sales efforts in South Florida. Raul previously worked with professional operator, Miami Parking. Raul understands the needs and goals of parking operators, and the essential role of technology in conjunction with the evolution of the parking industry. Raul will play a vital role in TEZ’s efforts to continue to build the Florida market.

TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “We are excited to add Dedria, Christen, and Raul to the TEZ team. Our top priority is to work and collaborate with our industry clients and partners as they implement our solutions to enhance their operations and capacities for accountability, automation, and customer engagement.  We are thrilled to be supporting our clients’ diverse parking and mobility operations using our technology.  The expansion of our sales team further enables TEZ to meet our clients where they are.”

About TEZ Technology

TEZ empowers owners and operators of parking related real estate to “go mobile” and generate significantly more revenue and efficiencies, automating traditional paper ticket processes, promoting client brand awareness, and greatly enhancing guest experiences. For more information visit https://teztechnology.com/

About Tritium Partners

Founded in 2013, Tritium Partners is a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies with exceptional growth potential. With more than $1.2 billion of assets under management, Tritium actively partners with talented founders and executives to build market-leading companies through high-growth strategies, while maintaining capital efficiency. For more information, please visit www.tritiumpartners.com.


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Flowbird Group and NYCDOT Launch New and Improved ParkNYC Mobile Parking App

October 19, 2022



Flowbird Group and NYCDOT Launch New and Improved ParkNYC Mobile Parking App



New App to Service Nearly 2 Million NYC Users


Moorestown, New Jersey – Flowbird Group, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, launched the ParkNYC app in New York City on October 17th, 2022. The release of the mobile parking app allows motorists to conveniently pay for on-street parking and municipal parking lots using a mobile device. The ParkNYC app positions Flowbird at the heart of the country’s most competitive parking markets.

NYCDOT is proud to bring an improved parking experience to New York City motorists.  Many busy New Yorkers rely on parking across the city, and the new app makes the payment process more convenient and less time consuming,” said Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez.

The new ParkNYC app, implemented by New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and operated by Flowbird, extends service to the tens of thousands of parking locations across the five boroughs. Established ParkNYC users’ wallet credits will carry over to the new Flowbird app, providing a seamless transition to the new and improved application. Setting up a new account is quick and simple after the app is downloaded to a mobile device from the App Store or Google Play Store. Accounts can be set up for individual motorists or for businesses to manage their fleets.



The new ParkNYC app in New York City includes a modern and user-friendly interface, featuring the ability to pay as you go for a parking session and the continued ability to pre-load a ParkNYC wallet. Users can check how much time is remaining, choose to receive push notifications when time is about to expire, and extend their time to the maximum limit without returning to their vehicle. All transactions and receipts are saved in the user’s account on the app to be viewed later, if needed.

Flowbird partnered with NYCDOT to design a brand new end-user portal for ParkNYC and to ensure a successful transition to the new app. Flowbird’s elite back-office management suite provides immediate in-depth reporting of all meter and mobile transactions, making it easier than ever to manage the parking system in real time, while making data-driven decisions for the future.

“We are thrilled to expand our long term partnership with NYCDOT and be part of such a world class operation to provide better parking solutions for its residents, visitors, and professionals, focusing on user experience and leveraging our global expertise in mobile technology.” said Benoit Reliquet, President, Flowbird America, “After Paris, Stockholm and Hong Kong, we are delighted to contribute to one of the world’s largest and most vibrant urban tech ecosystems in the City that never sleeps. A special thanks go out to all teams involved.”

Flowbird has been a longstanding partner with NYCDOT since 1993 when the City was one of the first in the United States to implement on-street multi-space parking pay stations. Since then, the City has expanded their contract with Flowbird to include nearly 14,000 solar-powered pay stations managing 80,000 on-street parking spaces.

New York City joins the thousands of other towns and cities across the United States, and globally, using the Flowbird app. Flowbird’s continued growth reflects the success in providing simple and convenient solutions for parking and mobility. For more information, please visit www.ParkNYC.org.

“National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day” highlights mobile phone setting that saves lives

October 17, 2022


“National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day” highlights mobile phone setting that saves lives



National Distracted Driving Coalition encourages drivers to Just Turn It On!



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 17, 2022 — The National Distracted Driving Coalition is promoting Oct. 20, 2022, as National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day to highlight the continuing danger of using a cell phone while driving and educate the public about a feature that can help drivers avoid distraction.

“Distracted driving claimed more than 3,100 lives in 2020 according to government statistics, and we know this is likely a dramatic undercount,” said Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. “Technology is part of the problem but can also be part of the solution. Setting your ‘Do Not Disturb’ function temporarily limits notifications and removes the temptation of checking that distracting device.”

Do Not Disturb While Driving settings are available on both iPhone and Android devices and can be set to automatically engage while driving. Using the phone’s sensors and proximity to known connections to determine if the owner is driving, the feature will temporarily block incoming notifications. Past research has found that only 1 in 5 iPhone users have “Do Not Disturb” set to turn on automatically while driving. That’s likely because many people don’t know that the feature exists, or how it works, and many devices require users to “opt in” rather than choose to turn the setting off.

“Every phone now has this feature. It’s easy to use, and it’s amazingly effective because we’re really bad at resisting the urge to check our devices when we hear a notification,” says Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Foundation and EndDD.org. “Maybe you’ve checked an incoming text or email a hundred times without anything happening. But it just takes one glance to end a life.”

Supporters are encouraged to use #NationalDNDWD when posting on social media and to spread the word through all available channels, including blogs, op-eds, press releases and company announcements.

The National Distracted Driving Coalition was formed in March 2021 to address distracted driving which is a contributing factor to road deaths and injuries. This road safety issue is a priority concern shared by many organizations across many sectors. A diverse cross-section of entities, representing academia, non-profits, government, advocacy, and industry, including insurance, transportation, automotive and technology, have come together to create a National Action Plan to tackle this important issue. For more information visit https://usnddc.org/

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Concord Parking Launches New SMRTpass Solution in Kwantlen Polytechnic University

October 04, 2022


Concord Parking Launches New SMRTpass Solution in Kwantlen Polytechnic University

New Partnerships in the Higher Education Market


Burnaby, BC – Concord Parking is now providing parking enforcement and parking management services for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) on four of its campuses in British Columbia: Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, and Langley.

KPU has become the flagship client of Concord’s new SMRTpass technology, which lets users quickly pay for parking or validate their license plate using only QR codes without having to download an app. As part of the Concord CTRL parking management software, this has proven to be an ideal solution for KPU’s parking challenges.

“We were able to understand the challenges and opportunities of managing parking services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors across multiple KPU campus locations. A successful parking program requires a modern, efficient operation leveraging the latest in parking innovation and technology. Working in partnership with KPU, we successfully deliver a superior parking management program focused on exceptional user experience, efficiency, and revenue maximization,” said Concord’s Director of Product Innovation, Marc Postlethwaite.

Concord Parking is an advocate for education and professional development. As part of their commitment to Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Concord Parking will sponsor a scholarship award for a program of KPU’s choosing. With this exciting new partnership, Concord Parking is looking forward to continuing to expand its footprint in the higher education market.

About Concord Parking Ltd.

Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Concord Parking provides a complete range of parking management services across Canada and the USA. We utilize License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology combined with our proprietary cloud-based permitting solution to provide effective permitting and enforcement services to universities, hospitals, municipalities, and both commercial and residential properties. Our modular system, Concord CTRL, streamlines the parking management process and allows our clients to choose only the components they require. Concord Parking is a division of the Paladin Security Group which employs more than 20,000 employees across 68 offices in 9 provinces and 25 states in North America. concordparking.com

ParkHub Acquires Fuzse

August 22, 2022



ParkHub Acquires Fuzse


Dallas tech, community leaders join forces to strengthen the parking software provider’s payments innovation platform.



August 22, 2022 (DALLAS, TX) – ParkHub, a leading provider of parking software and payments solutions, today announced the acquisition of another Dallas technology company, payments integrator Fuzse. The acquisition sees ParkHub increase its commitment to innovation in payments not only through integration with its industry-leading parking management software, but as a key driver of customer insights for the company’s hundreds of customers in an array of industries and destinations.

ParkHub, founded in 2010, provides a fully integrated software and payment processing solution to optimize parking operations, facilitate payments, and deliver real-time business insights to customers in multiple vertical markets, including sports, music & entertainment, higher education, parks & recreation, and other destinations. Through reliable technology, advanced reporting and analytics, and integrations with numerous parking and ticketing solutions, ParkHub helps clients increase revenue, improve operational efficiency, and deliver exceptional guest experiences.

“We are thrilled to bring Fuzse into the ParkHub fold as we strive toward payments leadership in the parking industry,” said ParkHub founder and Chief Executive Officer George Baker, Sr. “The convergence point of our hardware, software, and payments solutions is where our customers compete and win with a better customer experience and rich data to inform every decision.”

Fuzse, launched in 2016, is the latest venture from former Blue Star Payment Solutions (now Stack Sports) executive Lane Conner. The company has grown through supporting independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers looking to integrate payment processing with mobile applications and e-commerce platforms, matching its solutions to multiple APIs and front-end technologies.

Conner has served ParkHub as an advisor since 2015. He will take on the role of President of Payments at ParkHub.

“Lane has been integral to ParkHub’s growth as a longtime advisor to our team,” added Baker. “We’re excited to have him on board full-time in support of our mission to build a world-class company. He shares our values, both professionally and personally, to make a difference in the technology space and leave a legacy here in Dallas.”


“ParkHub is the ultimate platform for us to see how the union of hardware, software, and payments can take our customers on their journey of growth,” said Conner. “Continuous innovation in payments technology has been a big win for everyone: customers have their purchase experience optimized in better and more efficient ways, while the constant updating of a customer’s transaction history can give businesses unbeatable insights for driving their own product and service enhancements.”

Baker and Conner, who have served together as mentors in the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Social Innovation Accelerator and on the Board of Directors for Mayor’s Star Council, have each also been named recently to the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 and the Electronic Transaction Association 40 Under 40 for the financial technology industry.

About ParkHub
ParkHub is optimizing the world’s journeys by providing cutting-edge enterprise technology to support the parking industry. The company’s products offer contactless payment options, real- time operational data, robust performance analytics, and leading integrations with ticketing and parking reservation providers. For more information, visit parkhub.com.

George Baker, Sr., founder and CEO info@parkhub.com

Lane Conner, founder and CEO info@fuzse.com

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