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 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 Selected to Provide Audi with Global In-car Parking Service

Posted by Parkopedia News on 03 June 2019 11:17:14 BST
  • Audi switches to Parkopedia’s service after comprehensive testing across major global cities;

  • The new service includes on-street and off-street information as well as dynamic space availability and other features, which will support future parking services delivered by Audi;

  • Markets covered include Europe, the Americas, Japan, Australasia, Middle East and Africa.

  • Audi China has been using Parkopedia since January 2017.

TU-Automotive Detroit, June 7th 2017

Parkopedia, the world’s largest parking service provider, announced today that it has been selected to be the new global provider of Audi’s premium in-car parking services as of June 2017.

The Parkopedia premium parking service will include off-street and on-street parking data as well as dynamic space availability for both legacy installed and new vehicles.

“We are honoured to have been selected by Audi to be their global parking services provider” commented Parkopedia’s CEO Eugene Tsyrklevich. He added that “Audi is a leader in innovation and renowned for providing high quality connected services. We look forward to working together to contribute to Audi’s initiatives in taking in-car parking services to the next level”.

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Topics: Parking, Off-street, China, N America, Europe, On-street, Audi