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announced its strategic partnership with Connected Kerb, a provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This collaboration aims to reshape electric vehicle charging and parking solutions, enhancing convenience and accessibility for EV drivers, whilst helping the local governments unlock the insights, they need to meet their net-zero targets.


Shell and Q-Park have partnered to develop a mobility hub in The Hague (The Netherlands) – parking, fast charging, picking up an e-bike or scooter, and having a fresh coffee to go. The existing Q-Park location in Amsterdamse Veerkade was a traditional parking garage with fast chargers.


With electric vehicles comprising a growing share of the car market, parking lot operators are faced with upgrading their operations with new technologies. Phoenix Parking Solutions continues its history of innovation by partnering with Pyramid Network Services to provide infrastructure solutions for platform-agnostic electric vehicle (EV) parking and charging.


Parkable announced an integration with Engrain. The combination of Parkable’s Multi-Tenant Platform and Engrain’s Unit Map technology will now allow commercial and multifamily property owners and managers to better visualize and understand the utilization of their parking spaces.


Conduent Transportation announced its selection by Reading Borough Council in the UK to provide on- and off-street parking enforcement services. The contract, initially for a four-year term, began in November. Conduent will provide Reading Borough Council with on- and off-street parking civil enforcement officers to oversee parking compliance while managing on- and off-street pay and display machines. 


Oil and gas giant BP announced that its electric vehicle charging subsidiary plans to purchase and install Tesla fast chargers across the United States as early as next year. Under the agreement, BP Pulse will purchase EV charging hardware worth some $100 million from the electric vehicle maker. This is the first time Tesla will sell its charging systems to an independent partner.


Vend Park announced the appointment of Tony Albanese as the new Head of Revenue. In his role, Tony will spearhead efforts to collaborate with owners and operators, offering cutting-edge parking technology solutions that eliminate manual processes and reduce maintenance costs traditionally associated with paper-based PARCS systems.


Verra Mobility Corporation announced that it has been named to the Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list for 2023. Verra Mobility ranked 98th on the prestigious list, which ranks global companies based on growth in revenue, profits and stock returns over a three-year period. “Our customer-centric growth playbook has delivered 23% annualized growth over the past 3 years,” said CEO David Roberts.


FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of PayByPhone. The acquisition expands FLEETCOR’s vehicle payment solution set for both its fleet customers and consumers. PayByPhone is a leading digital parking payment provider with over 6 million active monthly users who find and pay for parking in a network of more than 1,350 parking operators in North America and Europe.


ChargePoint announced that it has been recognized as the top ranking company in the Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard for EV Charger Networking Companies. The report analyzes brands based on strategy and execution in developing, marketing, and selling EV charging solutions. ChargePoint also announced the milestone of one million quarterly active drivers on its network. To celebrate the occasion, ChargePoint rolled out a major update to its driver app, which millions of drivers rely on to find, charge and pay for the fueling of their EV. 


Propark Mobility announced that it has acquired Atlantic Parking, a parking management company that serves clients and customers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. “We are thrilled to welcome Atlantic Parking and Marty Janis to the Propark family,” said David Schmid, CEO of Propark Mobility. Propark Mobility also announced that the company has promoted Courtney Keany to Chief Legal Officer. As Chief Legal Officer, Courtney will become the first woman to sit on Propark’s executive board. In this role, she will provide legal guidance and innovative solutions that will drive the company forward, align legal and business strategies to enable value creation, guide legal and regulatory matters for Propark, and more.


Automotus and Passport are partnering to transform how cities manage their curbspace. By combining Passport’s industry-leading platform and Automotus’ first-of-its-kind computer vision technology, the companies are providing customers with a more holistic view of their curb and unlocking seamless workflows to support safer, more livable communities.


With the intended acquisition of Flowbird Group, EasyPark Group aspires to become the leading mobility platform provider in the world, further strengthening its commitment to make cities more livable. For the past 40 years, the company has been a long-term partner to thousands of cities and municipalities in over 80 countries.


Global engineering firm, Walter P Moore, announced a key transition within the firm’s Parking Consulting team. Chad Snyder has been promoted to Managing Director for the Parking Consulting team’s Houston office, serving the central region of the country effective immediately. With over 25 years of experience, Chad specializes in master planning, shared use analysis, functional design, pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding, and parking technology integration.


Using real-time data and artificial intelligence, an app called Parknav is nearing launch in Davidson, N.C. to help neighbors find parking in town. Town leaders are testing the app to cut down on the headaches of finding an open spot along the busy Main Street corridor. Parknav uses harvested data and that of other users to dictate which streets have higher percentages of open spaces.


TagMaster North America, Inc. proudly announced the successful deployment of its Long-Range RFID solution in collaboration with DESIGNA Mexico at Miyana, a massive 5,600,000 square feet mixed-use development in Mexico City’s Nuevo Polanco district. Miyana boasts three state-of-the-art residential towers housing over 800 apartments and one of the largest commercial centers in Mexico City. 


In a bid to transform the parking experience for visitors at World Square in Sydney, Australia, ZipBy proudly announces the launch of their innovative ticketless parking service. World Square customers can now seamlessly prebook their parking spots online via the ZipBy app or via the web, unlocking substantial savings and an effortless entry and exit process at World Square’s bustling car park.


TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) is thrilled to announce its recent collaboration with Horseshoe St Louis in St Louis, Missouri. The core of the partnership is the installation of a state-of-the-art Automated Parking Guidance System, ushering in a new era of parking efficiency and convenience for Horseshoe St Louis and its patrons. Horseshoe St Louis is a premier casino and entertainment destination in St. Louis, Missouri.


ParkMobile has partnered with Purdue University to integrate its mobile parking payment solution across campus. With the transition from Purdue’s previous provider, students and visitors are now able to pay for a parking spot via the ParkMobile app or web browser. Additional ParkMobile information can be found on the Purdue University Parking website.


Continental’s Radar Vision Parking was named as a CES2024 Innovation Award Honoree under the product category Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility. By combining high-resolution surround radars with high-resolution cameras, Continental enables parking use cases that require very precise and close-range measurement around the vehicle.


LG Electronics will enter the rapidly growing U.S. electric vehicle charger market in 2024 with the introduction of its first line of AC- and DC-powered EV charging stations. According to LG Business Solutions USA’s Senior Vice President Nicolas Min, the line will include Level 2 and Level 3 EV chargers, opening new opportunities for businesses, municipalities and other public places to support electrification with independently owned and operated charging stations.


Abu Dhabi Airport’s long-awaited Midfield Terminal was highly anticipated and is now an iconic landmark and architectural masterpiece. After more than 10 years of construction, the terminal opened its doors in November 2023. This modern airport holds a prominent position in the global race for expanding luxury air travel and transfer points, expected to accommodate approximately 50 million passengers annually on a property spanning 742,000 m2.


Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, announced that it has been selected by London Gatwick to power its Official London Gatwick Airport Parking. London Gatwick is the United Kingdom’s second busiest airport serving around 40 million visitors each year. With almost 40,000 car parking spaces across a 300,000 square meter site, London Gatwick provides one of the UK’s biggest car parking operations.


Škoda is expanding its digital services to include Pay to Fuel in collaboration with our partner organization Parkopedia, who Škoda also works with for the existing Pay to Park service. The new Pay to Fuel service makes paying after refueling quicker and more convenient for Škoda drivers, with motorists able to save time by paying directly through the car’s infotainment system.


INRIX, Inc. unveiled INRIX Compass, an innovative AI-powered technology to revolutionize transportation intelligence. Compass harnesses INRIX’s nearly 50 petabyte data lake and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) to effectively address transportation challenges, uncover underlying causes, and propose proactive solutions.


Thirteen years ago, Desmond Wheatley and his team were deploying grid-tied electric vehicle charging stations, some coupled with solar panels. When a city council approached them to install stations across the city, they faced a major obstacle: the daunting cost of trenching and cable runs, exceeding $300,000. This led to the birth of Beam Global, now a leader in sustainable products and technologies for EV charging, energy storage, security, and outdoor media.


Zevtron, a Carlsbad, California-based smart EV charging software and hardware solutions provider, announced today that Chris McKenty has joined the company as Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. McKenty is a renowned parking and mobility technology sales and solutions thought leader, who has helped lead national and international parking technology companies serving a myriad of markets. In his new position, Chris will oversee sales, marketing, and related activity for the pioneering EV charging company.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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