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Parkopedia to provide highly automated payments directly from the in-car dashboard

Posted by Parkopedia News on 06 January 2020 07:36:47 GMT
  • Parkopedia and EasyPark to provide seamless on-demand in-car parking payments to Mercedes-Benz drivers;
  • Service is now available in over 200 cities in Germany and is rolling-out across Europe;
  • Drivers accessing EasyPark-enabled locations can pay for parking using the Mercedes-Benz in-car system and the Mercedes me© app.

Munich - 6 January 2020

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Topics: Parking, Daimler, On-street, Mercedes Benz, On-demand payments, Germany, Cashless, Payment

Parkopedia und EasyPark: Partnerschaft für automatisiertes Bezahlen von Parkvorgängen direkt im Auto in-car dashboard

Posted by Parkopedia News on 06 January 2020 07:36:11 GMT
  • Für Mercedes-Benz-Fahrer: Einfache Zahlung fürs Parken direkt aus dem Auto
  • Service in über 200 deutschen Städten verfügbar. Einführung in weiteren europäischen Städten geplant
  • Fahrer können an EasyPark-fähigen Standorten mit dem Mercedes-Benz In-Car-System und der Mercedes.me-App bezahlen 

München, 06. Januar 2019 – Mit ihrer Kooperation ermöglichen Parkopedia und EasyPark, zwei der weltweit führenden Parkdienstleister, es Fahrern, ihre Parkgebühren automatisiert mit ihrem MercedesPay-Account zu bezahlen. Dieser neue „On-Demand“ Park-Service bietet Autofahrern eine einfache und bequeme Lösung zum Bezahlen ihrer Parkgebühren direkt aus dem Auto mittels des Single-Sign-On-Accounts beim Autohersteller.

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Topics: Parking, Daimler, On-street, Mercedes Benz, On-demand payments, Germany, Cashless, Payment

Autofahrer wollen integriertes, personalisiertes Parken

Posted by Parkopedia News on 05 June 2019 14:13:56 BST

Umfrage von Parkopedia

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Connected Vehicles, Parkopedia Research, USA, Germany, UK

What motorists want: Integrated, personalised parking

Posted by Parkopedia News on 05 June 2019 09:58:28 BST
Insights from Parkopedia's 2019 Driver Survey
  • Motorists are optimising their parking decisions based on cost and distance, and even high earners are looking out for discounts
  • More than half of people surveyed want their car navigation system to guide them to parking locations or make personalised parking recommendations
  • Motorists in the UK more likely to plan where they will park at least 24 hours in advance
  • Motorists in Germany still prefer to pay for parking with cash rather than card
  • Men are 52% more likely than women to want their car to park itself

5 June 2019, London - Wiesbaden - Detroit

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Connected Vehicles, Parkopedia Research, USA, Germany, UK

Parkopedia launches parking services in A-Class in China

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:19:20 BST
  • Parkopedia now provides off-street parking data in the MBUX navigation system, starting with the new Mercedes Benz A-class cars in China;

  • The parking service will be extended to more imported and locally manufactured Mercedes Benz models;

  • Parkopedia provides detailed information on 49,000 parking lots and garages across 87 cities in China, and has recently bolstered its presence in the Chinese market with the appointment of new China MD, Ding Xian.

Shanghai, China - 18 February 2019

Parkopedia, the parking services provider with the most automotive customers in China, announced today that its parking services are now launched in Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in China, starting with the A-class. The parking service is available in all locally produced and imported A-class cars as part of the Mercedes COMAND Online Navigation system.

The Parkopedia service provides detailed information on parking garages, including details on prices, opening hours, precise location, and many other relevant attributes for drivers, as well as dynamic space availability, helping take the pain out of parking.

Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s new China MD Ding Xian said “We are delighted to work with Daimler to integrate directly with Mercedes Benz cars in China, providing drivers with a superior service and the best possible parking information. To be the supplier to Mercedes-Benz Cars, whose claim is ‘The best or nothing’, is a real honour”.

This service is now available within new A-class Mercedes Benz cars equipped with the COMAND Online Navigation system.

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Topics: Mercedes, Daimler, COMAND, Off-street, China

Parkopedia appoints Derek Rohloff VP Automotive, N. America and Tom Sexton Head of Business Development, N. America

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:19:06 BST
  • Derek Rohloff joins Parkopedia in the new position of Vice President of Automotive, North America

  • Tom Sexton joins as Head of Business Development, North America

Detroit, February 14th 2019

Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, today announced the appointment of Derek Rohloff as Vice President of Automotive, North America, whilst Tom Sexton joins to head up Business Development, North America.

In this new role based out of Detroit, Derek will be focusing on Parkopedia’s North American partnerships with automotive OEMs and Tier-1s. Prior to joining Parkopedia, Derek served as Vice President for Automotive & Wireless Business Development at NextRadio & TagStation, and has over 15 years experience in the automotive sector.

Tom joins to lead Business Development in North America, primarily focusing on developing Parkopedia’s business with related verticals including fleets and Electric Vehicle charging. Tom brings with him a multitude of experience across data-driven software solutions for the automotive, fleet, connected vehicle, location and mapping sectors.

Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s COO Hans Puvogel said, “We are delighted to welcome Derek and Tom to Parkopedia, to take our business in North America to the next level. Both appointments bring with them a wealth of experience and strong professional networks, and will further cement our position as the global leader in digital parking services.”

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Topics: N America, New hires

Parkopedia services extended to include C-Class, E-Class, S-Class

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:18:53 BST
  • Parkopedia to provide Mercedes Benz cars with parking data for both off and on-street parking;

  • The parking service has been extended to complete range of passenger cars, including C-Class, E-Class & S-Class vehicles;

Detroit, MI, USA – January 15th, 2019

Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, announced today that its comprehensive suite of parking services has been extended to include the complete range of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The parking service is now available in all head units as part of the Mercedes COMAND Online Navigation system or can be can be purchased as an additional service to the Navigation system in Europe and North America.

Parkopedia is providing drivers with a premium parking service in both Europe and North America; which includes detailed information on parking garages and street parking with detailed restriction information; as well as dynamic space availability. Drivers will also be able to book and pay for parking using their Mercedes-Benz user accounts

In addition to providing the service to new Mercedes-Benz cars, Parkopedia’s parking service will be made available in legacy vehicles that have been on the road for up to 3 years. In addition to launching in passenger cars, the Parkopedia service will also be available via the Mercedes.me app.

Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s COO Hans Puvogel said, “Parkopedia has been supplying both off-street and on-street data to certain Mercedes-Benz Car models, and this extension, which includes the complete range of Mercedes cars, reflects our superior quality and our continuous effort to develop the best possible parking solution for Mercedes drivers. To be the supplier to Mercedes-Benz Cars, whose claim is ‘The best or nothing’, is a real honour”.

The announcement was made at the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS), January 2019.

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Topics: Parking, COMAND, Off-street, N America, Europe, On-street, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes.me

Honda Dream Drive to deliver next-gen Infotainment, Commerce, Services and Rewards to Drivers and Passengers

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:18:37 BST
  • Honda Innovations partners with leading consumer brands and retailers to create new in-vehicle experience.

  • Demos of prototype mobile-based dashboard at CES 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., USA, January 8, 2019

Delivering on customer expectations for the full integration of mobile services into the vehicle experience, Honda is demonstrating its prototype Honda Dream Drive, the automotive industry's first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment. First shown as a concept at CES 2017, Honda Dream Drive has evolved to offer drivers and passengers a broad range of convenient services and engaging entertainment options, while minimizing the potential for driver distraction. Developed in collaboration with Connected Travel, a connected vehicle platform and application services company, Honda is offering demos of Honda Dream Drive in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport at its CES booth #7900 in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 8-11, 2019.

The new prototype mobile-based dashboards provide services and experiences designed specifically for both drivers and passengers:

Honda Dream Drive: Driver demonstrates the expansion of Honda's in-vehicle payment technology concept, first introduced at CES 2017 with Visa. It enables drivers to pay for goods and services like fuel, movie tickets and parking, make restaurant reservations, food ordering for pickup or delivery, and even share the driver's location with friends and family.

Honda Dream Drive: Passenger offers passengers the ability to play mixed reality games, watch movies, listen to music, read original comics stories, use travel applications, explore new points of interest along the route, and control the radio and cabin features – all from the passenger's mobile device.

Moreover, customers will have access to purchase Honda Dream Drive content, movie or event tickets, order ahead, and a variety of other convenience options provided by Honda's collaborators.

"Honda has teamed up with industry leaders who want to understand how to best provide in-vehicle services to our customers," said John Moon, managing director, Strategic Partnerships, Honda Innovations. "These collaborations are important to test consumer desire so we can understand how to mutually serve our customers."

Partnering with leading brands on voice-enabled driver applications Honda Dream Drive is both voice and touch enabled, providing users with convenient, safe and easy access to services. Honda collaborated with a host of industry leaders – Atom Tickets, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Grubhub, Glympse, iHeartRadio, IPS Group, Arrive, Parkopedia, Phillips 66, Yelp, and USAA – for its voice enabled, driver dashboard for parking, gasoline payment, restaurant reservations, ticketing, audio, location sharing, and rewards.

Honda collaborated with AAA, DC, Entercom/RADIO.COM, the LEGO Group, Silvergate Media and the Octonauts team, and Univision Music to create its passenger dashboard for entertainment, education, travel, commerce and rewards experiences.

Expanded in-vehicle payment partnerships Since 2016, Honda has worked with Visa to build and enhance the in-vehicle payment experience to make payments more convenient and secure. Now, Honda is expanding its in-vehicle payment collaboration to include Mastercard and PayPal. Collectively, Honda is working with these partners to create the vehicle experience of the future.

Rewards Program for Honda customers In an effort to create new value for vehicle ownership and use, Honda Developer Studio is user testing a new points-based rewards program to benefit drivers and passengers for using Honda products and services. Drivers and passengers can earn rewards points for participating in a variety of activities including purchasing services, watching and listening to media, and playing games.

"The gamification of everyday travel experiences with rewards points provides Honda with a unique opportunity to connect with its drivers and passengers, to establish a more personal engaging relationship with them, and to enhance customers' daily lives with the automotive industry's first frequent driving and riding program," said Bryan Biniak, CEO of Connected Travel®. "Honda drivers and passengers earn points from common activities as well as extraordinary experiences created with market leading brands and developers, and then redeem their reward points at their favorite local and online retailers."

Watch a video of the Honda Dream Drive at https://Honda.us/DreamDrive

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Topics: Parking, Honda, Dream Drive, CES