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CKC announces Kevin Austin is joining its ownership team. With a 20+ year history in navigating and delivering Parking Technology, Kevin brings all round project experience and parking operations capability. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science – Oregon State University and earned a CAPP Certification.

Parkopedia announces its parking information, reservation services and integrated payment platform is now available to Toyota Motor North America covering both Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S.A. Parkopedia’s parking service covers 60,000 off-street locations and more than 6,000 reservable locations in the U.S.A

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, which operates eight saltwater beaches and associated parking facilities, has once again partnered with LAZ Parking to modernize, digitize, and streamline parking for more than one million annual beachgoers this year.

kerbside management, and intelligent parking company AppyWay has today announced that forward-thinking home delivery firm BJS have integrated with the AppyWay Parking API. BJS, the family run delivery business, sought to improve the wellbeing for their 180 strong fleet and improve customer satisfaction through innovation.

AppyWay and Morrison Energy Services, a part of M Group Services, have joined forces to provide its London-based Smart Metering teams with enhanced, real-time parking information.

Endera has announced its EV partnership with Pritchard Ford. Under the partnership, Pritchard Ford will serve as a supplier of Ford Chassis and provide servicing for Endera vehicles. Pritchard Ford has also signed a contract committing to purchase 250 EV vehicles. Endera has also announced its commitment to supply SP+ with 8 fully electric shuttle buses at the San Diego International Airport to replace an older fleet.

Beam Global provided energy resiliency, emergency preparedness and transportable EV charging for military and civilian use at the 2021 Electric Mobility Symposium at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego on June 24. Beam Global announced it was added to the Russell 2000® Index which will be reconstituted and effective after the U.S. market opens on June 28, 2021. Beam Global also announced that a utility in the State of Hawaii deployed two EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems to charge utility fleet electric vehicles and an ARC Mobility™ trailer to move them around.

Flowbird Group launched the Flowbird app in the City of Akron, Ohio at the end of June. The smart mobile parking solution brings ultimate convenience to motorists, allowing users to find and pay for parking with their iPhone or Android devices. 

The City of St. Pete Beach, Florida, recently awarded as the #1 beach destination by TripAdvisor in the U.S., has partnered with Flowbird Group and upgraded Flowbird kiosks with 9” full color touch screen displays and converted from their standard black exterior to a custom blue and teal design that reflects the City’s brand and welcoming message.

WhereiPark, a technology solutions provider that empowers property owners to create new revenue sources through unused parking spaces, has acquired San Francisco-based MonkeyParking, which allows property owners to monetize unused spaces by making them available through its app. 

California based Phoenix Motorcars, a group company of SPI Energy Ltd. recently exceeded the 2.75MM electric mile mark, counting all their fully electric trucks and shuttle buses in operation. This includes their first-, second- and third-generation products that have been driven across a wide variety of end-use applications. SPI Energy Ltd. announced its wholly owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary appointed Ira Feintuch, the former COO of Blink Charging Co. (previously known as CarCharging Group), as its new SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions.

Ryan Givens joined the Parker Technology team as the West Coast Sales Executive. Givens possesses over 12 years of operational and leadership experience in the parking industry and maintains a CAPP certification. Paying for parking just got easier and more convenient than ever with the launch of Parker Technology’s new Text-to-Pay feature. “With our new text-to-pay technology, our customer service representatives can instantly text a PayPal link to drivers so they can pay and get on with their day,” said Tammy Baker, COO of Parker Technology.

Fleet Advantage has been named a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics Magazine for the third consecutive year and fourth time overall. The Food Logistics Top Green Providers award recognizes third-party logistics (3PL) providers, transportation providers, cold storage providers, technology companies, and more. Fleet Advantage announced that Matt Wiedmeyer, Director of Fleet Services, achieved his 2021 NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) recognition. 

Following the decriminalization of the non-payment of parking fees in France in 2018, the management of violations passed into the hands of municipalities and private companies. These companies began to establish digital parking payment verification using systems using smart traffic ANPR cameras such as those from Tattile.

Quercus Technologies’ comprehensive global parking solution now features a new outdoor parking guidance system, SC Outdoor, capable of detecting available spaces in outdoor and rooftop parking facilities, and designed to facilitate parking mobility. Quercus’s smart parking guidance system achieves over 99 percent accuracy in vehicle detection.

Westward Industries, the North American manufacturers of the GO-4, just finished the first five months of 2021 with a busy production line, expecting to keep up the pace as Covid restrictions ease throughout the U.S.A. 

Customers of the 1200 Poydras Street Garage in downtown New Orleans, managed by Poydras Parking Company, will now be able to quickly and easily pay for parking on their phone using T2 MobilePay. The mobile payment platform, from parking technology leader T2 Systems, will be available in all of the garage’s 382 spaces.

EnSight Technologies announced that Jonathan Herrera has joined the company as Director of Marketing. In his new role, Herrera will oversee EnSight’s branding, marketing, advertising, communication, and public relations initiatives.

Gtechna announced that through their partnership with the city of Washington D.C., they’ve been honored with an Award of Excellence from the International Parking and Mobility Institute for Innovation in a Mobility, Transportation, or Parking Program.

The Miami Parking Authority and Swiftmile have announced a partnership to bring a network of micromobility charging stations to Miami, in an effort to increase access to sustainable, electric transportation. Swiftmile began installing Mobility Hubs throughout Brickell and Downtown Miami this week to coincide with the highly-anticipated CoMotion Miami Live event.

Phoenix Parking Solutions knows there is only one chance to make a good impression. It is the company’s mission to handle this responsibility by consistently providing a welcoming presence and five-star greeting to guests at hotels, restaurants, country clubs, shopping centers and corporate and community events.

FlexPost Inc. is proud to welcome Jay Allen to its team. Jay has recently joined FlexPost as Sales Manager. Jay brings over 18 years of sales and marketing experience to FlexPost, working in a variety of industries, including Tourism and Hospitality, Sports, and Specialty Print.

In a move to streamline the management of parking infringement collection, The Hills Shire Council in New South Wales has introduced integrated parking compliance technology solution, vCompliance, to work in conjunction with the NSW State Government’s Print and Post program.

Denver’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center has selected ADVAM ParkCharge to enable ticketless parking. Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s Express Park program, powered by ADVAM’s ParkCharge, enables shoppers to create an online parking account that integrates with the on-site parking access control system.

Despite major government policy and auto industry developments aimed at helping more U.S. drivers switch to electric vehicles (EVs), most EV drivers (78 percent) say they don’t have enough options for charging their cars at work. Only 22 percent of EV drivers say there are always enough charging stations where they work, according to a report from market research firm Ipsos and EVBox Group.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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