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Veterans in Parking, Inc., and Veterans in Parking UK have agreed in principle to the creation of a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA) between the two organizations to further the mission of placing Military Veterans into meaningful and rewarding careers in the Parking and Transportation industries in the UK and the U.S.

Beam Global announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 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, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference are excited to announce that their joint 2023 conference events will be held on March 28-30 at the Schaumberg Convention Center, PIE Director Marcy Sparrow announced. The Big Ten and Friends will host 80 plus university parking, transit, and fleet leaders, who will be participating in the PIE seminars and exhibit hall along with university-specific programming.

eleven-x announced it was
selected by the City of Guelph to help the municipality improve the management and oversight of their two-hour free parking program by implementing the company’s eXactpark solution.

BMW has rolled out this week a new feature in their latest models. The BMW Parking Payments capability is, for now, only available in Germany. The idea of this feature is to book parking spots directly from the convenience of your car. The app is a joint venture between BMW and Portuguese company Critical Software.

Blink Charging has unveiled three new EV chargers for home, apartment/fleet, and fast-charging use cases. As demand for electric vehicles has skyrocketed over the past few months, so has the need for EV chargers.

Quercus Technologies is launching its outdoor digital information Totem. The Totem informs users entering and driving through an outdoor parking lot on the availability of parking spaces on the main and secondary aisleways, and restricted areas, and the direction to take to reach them, in real time. 

Automating parking garages and lots just got much more effective, simpler, and more affordable with the launch of Professional Parking Technologies LLC, a new parking technology company that’s introducing an innovative approach to building parking technology systems.

May Mobility has announced the appointment of Kathy Winter as its COO. Winter brings nearly 30 years of engineering and automotive experience leading companies to significant revenue growth and product development worldwide, including more than ten years exclusively working on advancements in the autonomous driving sector. 

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have reached an important milestone on the way to automated driving: Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority has approved their highly automated parking system for use in the P6 parking garage run by APCOA at Stuttgart Airport. 

Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. announced the signing of their channel partnership agreement whereby Creative Parking Concepts will become a sales, distribution, and service provider for new S&B customers in the southeastern United States.

Blink Charging Co. and Hubject, an open IT platform provider, announced a collaborative agreement to provide Blink customers in the United States and Europe with the Plug&Charge functionality and grow the Plug&Charge ecosystem. The Plug&Charge feature is based on the ISO 15118 protocol.

Skidata’s Sweb eCom is the user-friendly, customizable webshop that seamlessly plugs into your existing website or mobile app for Pay-Per-Use models, online bookings, and subscriptions. It offers customers a convenient, simple way to register and pay online.

Derq announced that it has won the “Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Company of the Year” award in Tech Breakthrough’s 3rd annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards. Since 2020, the AutoTech Breakthrough Awards have recognized the “breakthrough” companies, products, and services that have demonstrated its use across the many sectors of transportation.

Watry Design, Inc. announced the promotions of three individuals. Taylor Kim, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Parksmart Advisor, was named one of the National Parking Association’s 40 Under 40, Taylor is dedicated to developing innovative solutions for her clients. Anita Gupta, SE, Associate Principal, has been with Watry Design for 19 years and has extensive experience in parking structure design and renovation. Gordon Knowles, Associate Principal, brought over 20 years of experience in architecture when he joined Watry Design in 2016. Hyong-gi Jeon, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Director, has been with Watry Design since 2004 and is committed to achieving the goals of his clients.

In November 2022, Denison Parking began managing the Energy Center Ramp, a 574-space public parking facility in downtown Minneapolis. This location was formerly known as the Clearway Energy Ramp. Its updated name reflects a recent ownership change to Cordia Energy. Cordia is a sustainable energy provider.

Avail, a car sharing platform protected by Allstate, and LAZ Parking are teaming up to change the way people use parking garages while making the car sharing journey even easier. The collaboration is the first time a car sharing company has directly integrated with a parking management company.

Clopay Corporation introduces the new VertiStack Clear Door, a unique compact door with vertically stacking sections, engineered to provide a clear, open ceiling and modern design. VertiStack Clear will be available in Clopay Corporation’s Clopay, Cornell, and Cookson brands. 

TEZ Technology has expanded its sales team to include 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 is a portfolio company of Tritium Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies.

Cleverciti is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Miami Parking Authority. Cleverciti will work with the MPA to enable them to improve curb management operations, reduce curb abuse, and create a “white glove” parking experience for drivers. Cleverciti is excited to bring our innovative parking technology solutions to the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Liffey Valley is one of Ireland’s largest shopping destinations. 

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has named Mayor Jim Kenney’s top labor official as its executive director. The PPA board voted unanimously to appoint Richard Lazer, Kenney’s deputy mayor of labor, to oversee the state-controlled parking authority.

From 27 – 29 November the 13th Airport Parking Network Event took place in Madrid. With representatives from over 200 international airports, APNE is the only networking event where airport parking operators and parking solution providers can come together to generate innovative solutions designed to improve airport parking services and maximize revenue. 

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. ŠKODA and Parkopedia are continuing to expand the service, with eight more countries coming soon.

SP Plus Corporation announced that it has acquired certain assets of DIVRT, Inc., a developer of innovative software and technology solutions that enable frictionless parking capabilities. SP+ has acquired all the intellectual property of DIVRT and a talented team of over 20 technology engineers based in India.

The ITS system on the highway Banja Luka – Doboj covers the section from the Tovira interchange (Johovac) to the Kostajnica (Rudanka) interchange. The highway operator Autoputevi Republike Srpske plans to further exploit the abilities of the Tattile Smart Cameras by activating system functionalities such as recognition of vehicle brand and color as well as vehicle class.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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