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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 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,

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

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Topics: Parking, Honda, Dream Drive, CES

Parkopedia and Zhitu Map Joint Venture

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:18:24 BST
  • The new Joint Venture will create a unique suite of on-street parking services for Smart Cities and the automotive industry in China;

  • This joint venture adds to Zhitu Map’s suite of geospatial services for Smart Cities and cements Parkopedia’s position as the leading parking services provider for the automotive industry in China;

  • Parkopedia currently provides an automotive grade parking service to a number of leading brands in China, including Audi, BMW, JLR, Mazda, Porsche and Volkswagen. This is in addition to over 18 automotive brands across Europe, the Americas and APAC.

Shanghai, China, 28th August 2018

Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, announced today a joint venture with Zhitu Map - China’s leading geospatial surveying company. This joint venture will provide hundreds of millions of Chinese drivers with up to date on-street parking data, including space availability information, which will allow drivers to go directly to an open parking space instead of circling the block searching for one.

The joint venture will leverage Parkopedia's position as the global leader in the automotive digital parking services sector as well as Zhitu Map's unparalleled knowledge in the field of surveying and mapping. The main aim of the joint venture is to create a unique customer offering in China, which will tackle the challenges of urban mobility head on whilst improving the quality of life in big cities.

Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s CEO Eugene Tsyrklevich said, “We are thrilled to extend our very successful cooperation with Zhitu Map to this new venture. Since the opening of our Shanghai office in 2014, Parkopedia has firmly established itself as the parking services leader in China. The automotive industry in China has long recognised the quality of Parkopedia’s premium grade off-street service and extending our service to include on-street was the next logical step”.

He Xiaojun, Chairman and Founder of Zhitu Map, added “We are delighted to partner with Parkopedia and look forward to taking smart city parking services in China to the next level. Zhitu Map continues to increase its investment in research and development and will also focus on technological innovation in areas such as smart parks, smart cities, smart transportation and other fields. The application of big data and the continuous development of new products will make cities more liveable while also improving people’s lives”.

The joint venture will be based in Yangzhou (Jiangsu province) and will launch operations towards the end of 2018.

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Topics: China, On-street, Joint Venture, Zhitu Map

Parkopedia announces Global Partnership Deal with Flowbird (formerly Parkeon)

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:18:06 BST
  • Parkopedia to provide Flowbird with off-street parking data for its Path to Park app;

  • Flowbird to provide Parkopedia with on-street parking availability data to be used across Parkopedia’s B2B and B2C services;

  • Initial launch in Europe and North America;

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 21st, 2018

Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, today announced a global partnership deal with Flowbird (formerly known as Parkeon), the world leading provider of parking infrastructure and services for municipal and commercial parking operators. Parkopedia will provide Flowbird with off-street parking data and booking capabilities for its Path to Park app. In addition, Flowbird will market Parkopedia’s data and services as part of its full suite of products and services for municipal and commercial parking operators.

In turn, Flowbird will provide Parkopedia with its unique on-street parking data exclusively, which Parkopedia will use to further improve its on-street parking data for consumers and B2B customers.

Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s CEO Eugene Tsyrklevich said, “This partnership between two global leaders in parking is extremely exciting as it brings a huge amount of added value to automotive OEMs and parking operators globally”.

Flowbird’s’s CEO, Bertrand Barthélemy, added “We are very much looking forward to working with Parkopedia and integrating the services of the global leader in automotive parking services into our growing digital product portfolio for the parking industry”.

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Topics: Parking, Off-street, On-street, Flowbird, Global