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ParkVia has committed to employing voice booking technology for its users in 2020, enabling it to move further towards presenting the most preferable parking option, first time for each and every customer. A recent study
found 4 in 10 smart speaker users will regularly make purchases via voice by 2021, as search moves firmly from a place of answers to a state of action.  

Denison Parking, an Indianapolis-based parking operator, has announced the acquisition of all EZ Park’s operations effective January 1, 2020. “We are pleased to welcome Barry Widduck and his entire team to Denison,” says Jeff Line, President of Denison Parking. This acquisition adds 12 properties and 5,000 parking spaces to the over 60 properties.

Parkopedia and EasyPark announced a partnership that allows drivers who are parking in EasyPark-enabled locations to automatically start their street parking and pay through their MercedesPay account. The new on-demand parking service offers drivers an easy solution for parking payments, through their Single Sign-On account with the automotive manufacturer, directly from their vehicle.

After a competitive tender process, Brisbane City Council has announced Database Consultants Australia (DCA) as the supplier to deliver its infringement management solution. The contract will see DCA partner with Council to implement an industry best practice infringement management system, streamlining Council processes and delivering a better service to Brisbane residents.

APCOA PARKING Sweden, has completed the acquisition of the Swedish parking operator XPERT Parkering AB. XPERT manages around 40,000 parking spaces with a geographical focus on the Skåne region in southern Sweden. “This acquisition combines the strengths of two well-matched companies and brings together two strong management teams with complementary skills and capabilities,” says Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of the APCOA PARKING Group.

Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy business line, launched its next generation of smart EV charging stations to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and support the decarbonization of the energy and transportation sectors. The North American product line builds off of its flagship charger, the JuiceBox® 40, which has held best-seller status on Amazon for the last five years.

Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of CivicSmart, Inc., is pleased to announce the enhancement of its AutoISSUE handheld enforcement software to support the City of Atlanta’s acceptance of multiple parking payment apps for on-street parking. Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. is also pleased to announce that it has contracted with the City of Colorado Springs, CO, to upgrade the City’s Smart Parking program. 

Italian ITS specialist Tattile expands its range of vehicle identification systems by the new Vega 1, an intelligent camera specifically designed for single lane vehicle tracking; traffic limited areas and priority lanes. Congestion charge and parking management are two other important fields of application in the ITS sector where the new Tattile Vega 1is a perfect fit.

In 2016, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded DESIGNA the largest airport PARCS replacement project ever undertaken. The contract is in excess of $70 million and replaces the Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems at all four of the Port Authority’s international airports. The three-year project launched in 2017, with phased installation beginning in 2018, plans to replace parking systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR),

FlexPost Inc., a manufacturer of flexible signposts and bollard units, is proud to welcome Jeremy Johnson to its team. Jeremy has recently joined FlexPost as an Internal Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Jeremy brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to FlexPost, with a focus on developing business-to-business (B2B) programs that have positively affected growth throughout the distribution channel.

Barnacle Parking Enforcement has integrated their Enterprise Management System with United Public Safety’s parking enforcement management solution.  The new integration will support mutual customers including Allentown (PA) Parking Authority. John Morgan, the Executive Director of Allentown Parking Authority, stated “This system is a very powerful tool with a robust, thoughtfully built integration”.

TagMaster North America, Inc., a provider of advanced identification and mobility solutions, announces the appointment of industry veteran Waldemar Batistella as their new Vice President of Operations. As part of Batistella’s new position at TagMaster NA, he will oversee operations and product management. TagMaster has appointed Adrian Worgan as Sales Director and Joseph McManus as Sales Manager ANPR products for its UK organization. Adrian Worgan has a managerial experience of both strategic and operational sales. Joseph McManus has experience within access and security adding valuable experience within this application area. 

Park Assist has been selected to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) at the University of California San Diego’s newly constructed Living and Learning Campus. Assist has been selected by RED Development to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) at SouthPointe Pavilions in Lincoln, Nebraska. SouthPointe Pavilions is a bustling open-air shopping destination featuring over 55 shops, restaurants, and a movie theater complex.

ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced the launch of service at the University of Georgia’s main campus in Athens. Students and visitors will be able to use the ParkMobile app to easily pay for parking at 2,400 spaces across campus in both lots and decks. ParkMobile has also recently partnered with CityParking Inc. in Richmond to enable residents and visitors to easily pay for parking from their mobile devices. 

American PERMALIGHT 90° Aluminum Nosing combines photoluminescent glow-in-the-dark and anti-slip protection. Create safety on one step or entire flight of stairs; may be used indoors or outdoors. Installs easily without drilling holes: just clean the step surface and apply with construction adhesive from the hardware store. Made in the U.S.A., standard length of 48 inches. 

Oklahoma City Council approved a contract in January to implement a mobile phone parking app in partnership with Flowbird, a supplier of urban mobility solutions. The smart mobile parking solution will allow users to pay for parking with their iPhone or Android devices. Flowbird Group is proud to announce that The Village of Lake Placid, New York, home to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, has partnered with Access Technology Integration (ATI), Flowbird’s upstate New York distribution partner, to launch a new Pay-by-Plate parking system. 

EDC Corporation, the Syracuse, NY-based developer of the AIMS Parking Management suite of parking management solutions, announced that it has officially launched its consumer-facing AIMS MobilePay app. The smart phone app offers added convenience to consumers while affording new revenue and operational opportunities to the cities, universities, airports, and health care centers utilizing the AIMS parking suite of products.

At CES 2020, FlashParking unveiled their Mobility Hub Operating System: a platform powering the evolution of isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs that are more efficient, intelligent, and adaptable than garages and surface lots of the past. FlashParking announced that it has received a $60 million strategic investment from the Growth Fund of L Catterton. The investment will be used to scale FlashParking’s cloud-based parking system that enables 21st-century parking and the evolution of isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs. FlashParking announced the hiring of industry veteran Jonathan Evens as its Regional Vice President for the Central Region. FlashParking is pleased to announce a national service partnership with Burroughs, Inc. which is available to customers immediately. 

Ber-National Automation Inc. celebrates 30 years of doing business in Western and Central New York. With offices in Rochester and Buffalo NY, and recent expansion into the Pittsburgh, PA territory, Ber National is a reseller in the PARC industry representing FLOWBIRD AND WPS along with many other high-quality product lines. Sister company PARC Automation Inc. in Toronto for over 15 years, adds to the exceptional service and knowledge in the PARC industry. 

Propark Mobility has announced that Joe Caputo has joined the company as Vice President of Operations for the Southwest Region. “We’re excited to add Joe Caputo to our family of parking professionals as the latest member of the Propark leadership team,” said John Schmid, Propark’s Chief Executive Officer. 

OHBA Home Builder of The Year, Tridel, has awarded LocoMobi World the contract to install their License Plate Recognition (LPR) system and CondoPark parking management software at Scala, designed by Wallman Architects, in Bayview Village, North York. The fully integrated cloud-based system provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests by reading license plates.

Videalert, a UK supplier of intelligent traffic enforcement and management solutions, has supplied Wiltshire Council with a new mobile enforcement vehicle (MEV) which is initially being used to enforce residential permit parking in Salisbury.  The vehicle is equipped with a complete suite of Videalert software giving it the ability to be used in future for a wide range of safety-related parking applications.

For the fifth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY has teamed up with ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to help fans park in time for the Big Game. “It’s been a great privilege supporting SP+ GAMEDAY as we’ve grown as a company,” said George Baker Sr., founder and CEO of ParkHub.

The Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) announces its partnership with SpotAngels, the first free, community-based parking app that helps drivers identify parking that meets their needs, avoiding future parking citations. “I applaud the Parking Authority of Baltimore City for looking at new and innovative ways to address old struggles for drivers in Baltimore City,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young.

CloudCar Inc., a Silicon Valley company and provider of infotainment services for the automotive industry, and Parkopedia announced a cloud-based integration to enable complete, predictive parking services through the CloudCar infotainment platform. With this partnership, CloudCar is also now authorized to provide Parkopedia’s parking services globally.

Barron Lighting Group, the parent company to Trace-Lite indoor and outdoor commercial and industrial lighting, announces the addition of the LPA-CP Series color and power switchable LED flat panel. Barron Lighting Group, also the parent company to Growlite indoor and greenhouse horticultural lighting, announced the addition of Corey Burrows to the Growlite team as Product Specialist. “We are excited to have Corey join the Growlite team,” said Alan Tracy, President of Barron Lighting Group.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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