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Parknav, a provider of real-time on-street and off-street parking information technology, and AnyPark, a parking application and integrated mobile payment solution for drivers, join forces to deliver an enhanced parking experience for their users with Parknav On-Street Parking Service Data. Parknav’s machine learning technology will be helping drivers in Poland find parking in the city fast and easy. 

Connecticut-based EV charging company JuiceBar participated at the 2021 BOMA International Conference & Expo and platinum sponsorship of the event. The conference took place October at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. JuiceBar charging stations are manufactured in Connecticut and are one of the only EV charging stations made in the USA.

Fine Airport Parking has acquired two off-airport parking facilities in Houston, Texas, located at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and William P. Hobby Airport. These facilities are Fine Airport Parking’s third and fourth locations and first expansion since 2017. Fine will incorporate its standard of excellence into the newly acquired facilities.

Monument Parking of Washington, D.C., and Propark Mobility of Hartford, Connecticut, are pleased to announce their new strategic partnership in the Washington-Metropolitan area. Monument Parking was founded by Sylvan Gershowitz and cofounder Alan Slavin in 1964. 

SKIDATA, a provider of industry lift and parking access solutions, is moving to a new location in Golden, Colo. To mark the occasion, they celebrated “Austrian-style” with an Oktoberfest Grand Opening. We congratulate SKIDATA on their new digs. SKIDATA is transforming the parking experience at Mineta San José International Airport with the addition of state-of-the-art parking technology. The new frictionless parking suite will use an advanced parking access & revenue control system, License Plate Recognition technology, and other parking management tools to improve the user experience.

Premier Parking announced that new technology, made possible through an exclusive partnership with Metropolis, will make parking easier, safer and more consumer-friendly in Detroit. This new wave of parking is made possible by new, proprietary technology created by Metropolis: an AI-powered autonomous commerce platform built to modernize parking and empower the future of mobility. Premier Parking is proud to announce that it has been selected as the official provider of valet and other support services for the UCHealth network of hospitals. Premier Care, Premier’s healthcare division, commenced valet, enforcement, and shuttle operations at nine hospitals in the UCHealth network. 

Beam Global announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has placed a first order for 21 EV ARC solar-powered EV charging systems to be deployed across 14 Marine Corps bases in the continental U.S. and Hawaii to support Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Beam Global announced that Beam Global has been added to the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project EV charging program. Beam Global also announced the California State Department of Motor Vehicles has purchased fifteen EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems for public use. 

TagMaster North America partnered with smart-Tecs to deploy a long-range RFID solution complementing their GOS and OCR systems to automate and optimize gate operations at port terminals to move trucks transporting containers in and out of their facilities with greater speed and efficiency.

Phoenix Parking Solutions is rewriting archaic parking rules by utilizing a cloud-based parking method to replace antiquated systems that feature paper tickets, costly gate arms and high-maintenance payment kiosks. Phoenix owner Jeff Patterson is a leader in this digital conversion, and his business practices bring both value and convenience to his clients and their customers.

omniQ Corp. and 911inform LLC have entered into a partnership to deliver technology solutions for AI-based object recognition and location discovery. 911inform is an emergency management platform that provides first responders and on-site personnel with real-time situational awareness and pinpoint location data during an emergency. 

This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week took on a new meaning, as the pandemic and other economic changes have continued to add significant challenges for America’s truck driving community. As a way to show its ongoing appreciation, Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management became an official sponsor of by making a donation through its Kids Around the Corner foundation. Fleet Advantage announced Brian Antonellis as its new Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations. Antonellis has extensive experience with private fleets and has a keen understanding of fleet operations, asset management and equipment procurement.  

Videalert, part of Marston Holdings and one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions, has launched a new electric mobile enforcement bike. This is the only bike currently available with Manufacturer Certification and will enable councils to efficiently enforce a wide range of moving traffic, parking and clean air zone contraventions whilst demonstrating their commitment to reducing emissions.

EasyPark Group, the global parking tech company, released a study about the most intelligent and future-proof cities in the world that reveals which cities are best adopting new technological solutions to improve their sustainability and liveability. As mobility innovators, EasyPark Group recognizes the impact that new technologies have on societies, and how it can help to create sustainable and forward-thinking urban areas that enhance the lives of their inhabitants. The company therefore set out to determine which global smart cities are leading the way in embracing technological advancements, and proving themselves to be Cities of the Future.

Italian ANPR specialist Tattile S.r.l., part of TKH Group, recently announced that it has released the first version of an online learning environment for its channel partners. The learning portal will contain courses about all ANPR Cameras and related products within the Tattile portfolio and in addition, will present online problem-solving tools and an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section.

Guests at Los Angeles International Airport now have access to one of the most advanced economy parking facilities at any U.S. airport with today’s opening of a $294 million, state-of-the-art parking structure. LAX Economy Parking, known as the Intermodal Transportation Facility-West during construction, is the first major component of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program to be completed and opened to the public, and will become a centralized hub for ground transportation in the future. 

At Milipol Paris 2021, the leading event for Homeland Security and Safety, Leonardo, the manufacturer of the highly advanced ELSAG Plate Hunter automatic license plate recognition technology for law enforcement, announced a new, autonomous license/number plate reader that delivers an economical means of deploying ALPR/ANPR in cities and neighborhoods—a solution that answers a specific request from customers., the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, released today new data that uncovers a growing trend in auto leases that is directly tied in with the ongoing microchip shortages and new-vehicle dealership inventory challenges. Over the past 12 months is seeing a nearly 500 percent increase in the number of leases getting bought out in its nationwide online marketplace.

Fleet Advantage announced Jackie Jacobs, Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, made presentations at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 60th Annual Convention that took place October 24 – 26, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Jacobs’s session was titled Fleet Modernization – Utilizing Data and Analytics from Acquisition through Remarketing.

Denison Parking began managing the parking facilities encompassing 12,337 parking spaces at The Houston Galleria of Houston, Texas. In October, Denison assumed the parking management of the parking facilities for Northgate Station of Seattle, Washington. Andy Brez, Vice President of National Accounts and leader of both projects said: “Procuring the parking management of The Houston Galleria and Northgate Station is a tremendous complement to our relationship with the Simon Property Group. The Houston Galleria is a very prominent shopping center that is well known as an upscale, diverse property that is a large and complex operation.”

Zoba announced it has closed a $12M Series A round of funding led by NTTVC, with significant participation from existing investor CRV. These funds will be used to build the company’s go-to-market efforts (including sales, marketing, and customer success) in both the U.S. and Europe while also significantly expanding its engineering and data science capabilities in the U.S.

Honda drivers in China will be the first to find nearby available parking via voice assistance, and pay for their parking via integrated services, as Parkopedia partners with telematics technology firm, MXNavi. 

The US Olympic & Paralympic Museum was constructed as part of the City for Champions development project in Colorado Springs, CO. This $91 million, 60,000-square foot museum is dedicated to American Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their stories. Arriving guests first encounter the Museum’s wide open, free flowing paid parking lot where they can purchase entry passes online or pay at a Kiosk. The AI driven digital parking system was provided by Clancy Systems, Inc., and its partner Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. Boasting a seamless interface to on-site T2 Luke payment kiosks as well as online payments by Parkmobile make this Digital Parking System aa customer service highlight. Clancy Systems, Inc. also created parking operations for the horse capital of the world, Lexington, Kentucky. The city’s high parking demand calls for an enforcement solution that will go the distance. 

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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