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1871, a Private Business Incubator, welcomes to their Chicago based tech hub. is bringing instant parking to the world through an artificial intelligence powered SaaS API. After launching at the Parking Industry Expo 2021, keeps the momentum moving forward by joining 1871.

Verra Mobility, a provider of smart mobility technology solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire privately held T2 Systems from software investment firm Thoma Bravo for $347 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis, plus an additional up to $9 million related to an impending asset acquisition by a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of T2 Systems.

Beam Global announced that the Leon County’s Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Florida has deployed the EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging system to charge department fleet EVs. The system was purchased through the Florida Sheriff’s Association contract number FSA20-EQU18.0 Heavy Equipment which has pre-negotiated pricing and simplifies the procurement process.

Derq, a Detroit– and Dubai-based start-up, gave presentations at the Oliver Wyman Global Mobility Executive Forum Series – Mobility Infrastructure for Growth, Smart Mobility Conference in DubaiIRF World Meeting and Exhibition, and CoMotion LA. Executives at Derq have been sought out by convention organizers as they have multiple, successful deployment case studies to speak on, and are a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) proprietary technology. 

TCS International is excited to have its original founder, Greg Parzych back on the team. After a 6-year absence, Greg has rejoined the group in the role of Executive Vice President and will concentrate on Business Development. TCS International is entering its third decade of providing Parking Guidance and Way Finding solutions to the global market. 

FREE NOW, Europe’s multi-mobility platform and Dott, the European micro-mobility company, have announced that Dott eScooters will soon be available to book via the FREE NOW app. Dott’s eScooters have been available in London since June 2021, when the provider was selected in a competitive tender process for a trial of service.

Gryd, a young Winnipeg-based tech start-up, has expanded its suite of services for the real-estate industry, creating a consumer-facing parking app that matches drivers searching for parking with unused spots in privately owned parking lots. The platform opens the availability of flexible, low-cost parking options to local drivers via the GrydPark app.

EVgo Inc. announced an expansion to its EV charging program for rideshare drivers on Uber’s platform. With nearly one million rideshare vehicles on the road, electrification of rideshare provides a significant opportunity to add high-utilization drivers to EVgo’s network.

TagMaster North America, Inc., a provider for Intelligent Identification and Mobility Solutions in the U.S., announces the successful partnership with Titan Security Group for the implementation of its License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras at the Riverway in           Rosemont, Chicago IL.

 Wheels, the last-mile, shared electric mobility platform, announced its partnership with UMass Boston, bringing first-last mile connectivity to students, faculty, and staff. In addition to providing service on the university campus, Wheels will also be available at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in the coming weeks.

Parkopedia is now working with OPnGO, the digital subsidiary of INDIGO Group, to provide seamless in-car parking reservation and payment services across France, Spain and Belgium. OPnGO is a universal digital parking service that aims to transform the driver experience in urban areas by aggregating a complete off-street parking offer. 

Parking Australia announced the winners for the 2021 Parking Industry Awards at a virtual event held in November. The Parking Industry Awards are an opportunity to recognize excellence in the industry, by showcasing exemplary projects from the past 12-18 months. Many of the submissions reflected how the parking industry had adapted during COVID-19 lockdowns, by focusing on the needs and wants of the customer during this challenging time.

VISION celebrates another deployment in Denver. Providing a turnkey experience with no high levels of revenue sharing allow our full-service team to enforce your lot with customer service at our core. No bad BBB reviews. No attorney general calls. No vandalism. Just increased revenue in your asset on a consistent basis.

Curb, the ride-hailing app for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America and HQ, the largest company for corporate mobility, announce their partnership. Fueled by customer demand, the integration allows HQ to add Curb on-demand taxis to its aggregated supply of mobility solutions to corporate customers, which also includes shuttles and private cars.

ParkHub, the B2B parking technology provider, was selected by the City of San Luis Obispo to power the city’s mobile parking payment program. ParkHub’s CurbTrac platform will allow the city’s visitors and residents to easily pay for parking through multiple options, including PayByPhone, HonkMobile, ParkMobile and IPS. ParkHub announced Danielle Kormushoff has been named Chief Technology Officer. As the company’s CTO, Kormushoff will spearhead research and development strategies integral to the company’s growth.

Skyports, a vertiport designer, builder and operator, and LAZ Parking announced a partnership agreement to develop and deploy vertiports for electric air taxis in Los Angeles. Vertiports are dedicated sites that enable take-off, landing and recharging of electric aircraft. Through the partnership, Skyports and LAZ will develop vertiports supporting passenger air taxi operations at locations across the region.

HONK, North America-based provider of contactless payments, has launched TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES — an end-to-end contactless payment solution for parking at event venues. With no hardware to install, no app to download, and no need for any contact, HONK’s cloud-based payment solution facilitates safe and quick parking at venues across the U.S. and Canada.

Los Angeles World Airports and LAZ Parking have been recognized by the International Parking & Mobility Institute with a 2021 Award of Excellence for the LAX-it Taxi and Pickup Service Ride App. LAX-it received the award for Innovation in a Mobility, Transportation, or Parking Program, placing the service among the industry’s top programs.

The shared parking service for the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames is expanding its usage of Videalert’s unattended rapidly deployable CCTV systems. The cameras, used to enforce a wide range of bus lane and moving traffic applications, ensure that roads are safe for motorists and pedestrians, reduce pollution and protect the parking needs of residents, businesses and visitors to both boroughs.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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