Connected car services provider, INRIX, and Parkmobile, a provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for parking solutions have announced a strategic partnership to develop an embedded, end-to-end parking solution for the auto industry. The partnership will bring together availability, reservations and payments for both on- and off-street parking.
Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile said of the partnership that
“The ecosystem of mobile and parking solutions is complex and fragmented. To date, the industry has not consolidated all the services, capabilities and parking inventory into a single solution. Through our coordinated development efforts with INRIX, we will deliver a holistic parking solution the auto industry can deploy quickly and efficiently into the connected car. We strongly believe our partnership with INRIX will contribute to realizing Parkmobile’s vision of improving the quality of people’s lives through convenience, efficiency and immediacy.”
Alex Israel, Vice President and General Manager – Parking at INRIX added that
“An end-to-end parking solution is a game changer for the auto industry, and Parkmobile is a key component in ensuring INRIX is the go-to-market provider. The entire industry – from automakers to parking suppliers to drivers – will benefit from INRIX’s extensive ecosystem of parking services.”
Atlanta-based Parkmobile is the largest provider of mobile payments for on- and off-street parking in the U.S.. Parkmobile’s solutions are available in 35 of the top 100 U.S. cities and are used by more than four million people over 27 million times per year, making it the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country.
INRIX launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by the first integrated on-street parking solution in June 2015. INRIX Parking currently includes street-level parking information in over 40 cities worldwide, and an off-street parking database with more than 29 million spaces in over 90,000 locations spanning 4,000 cities in 65 countries.
INRIX is the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, including Audi, BMW, Lexus and Porsche.