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HERE Technologies has partnered globally with APCOA and Propark Mobility to add over 400 indoor parking garages to its indoor map. Coverage expansion has started in North America with Propark Mobility, one of the largest privately-owned parking companies in North America.

Melbourne-based tech company InnerVision Engineering has developed a smart parking solution that is touted to deliver a frictionless parking experience for drivers. Dubbed Beyond Park, the solution comprises a smartphone app for drivers that provides directions to the nearest carparks for a given location, smart gantries and cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

London Stansted Airport has installed Videalert CCTV enforcement cameras to eliminate the incidence of tailgating as drivers attempt to leave the drop off zones and short-term car parks without paying. The cameras were switched on in February 2021 and were supplied as part of an ongoing contract with NSL, the UK’s leading provider of parking enforcement services, which includes back-office processing and debt recovery services.

Walker Consultants announced that the Board of Directors has named Robert “Bob” Stanley, PE, NSPE, LEED AP BD +C, as Managing Director. In his new role, Stanley will oversee Walker’s Western Region office locations providing professional services within 12 states. Walker Consultants also announced that the Board of Directors has named Dave Ryan, PE, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ryan was promoted to President and COO in September 2020 and has been with Walker since 1998.

Sawatch Wellness announced it has launched its first kiosk in the Atlanta-metro area. These innovative new kiosks provide a wide range of premium, 100 percent natural CBD products to customers looking to access CBD products on-demand.  During this initial launch, Sawatch will be focused on establishing a kiosk footprint in gyms, airports and parking facilities.

Amano McGann, Inc. is pleased to announce PSX will be the sole authorized dealer for the State of Michigan effective January 17th, 2022. PSX has humbly accepted this opportunity by opening its newest office in Detroit, Michigan. PSX is uniquely qualified to take on this challenge and is excited to bring its service-first philosophy to the parking community in Michigan.

The City of Des Moines, Iowa, has just announced an exciting upgrade to its parking system in partnership with Flowbird Group. Flowbird, along with its local distribution and service provider, Baker Group, is in the process of implementing a smart multi-space pay station solution offering several exciting features to downtown motorists.

Propark Mobility announced that the company acquired Sovereign Services, a parking management provider in Houston, Texas. “Sovereign Services is a phenomenal five-star parking management company. They have led the parking industry in Houston with a guest-first approach that strongly aligns with Propark’s own values. We’re thrilled to welcome them to Propark Mobility and collaborate with their team in Texas,” said David Schmid, Propark’s Chief Investment Officer.

eleven-x announced that its SPS-X smart parking sensor received IoT Breakthrough Awards’ “IoT Sensor Product of the Year”. The annual award, now in its sixth year, is presented by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today.

The Medical University of South Carolina transitioned to AIMS in late August of 2021 after using a university developed system for 25 years. The transition to AIMS has provided them with a software package that manages permitting, ticketing and financial reporting in one system. MUSC implemented the AIMS Mobile Enforcement App for real-time citation issuance with built-in LPR.

Premium Parking welcomes Michael Collins as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A. Michael has extensive experience over the past 20 years as a product and corporate strategy consultant, including having worked at Microsoft, HP, Yahoo! and several startups with successful exits.

Nedap N.V. is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Schuurman as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) as of January 2022. This appointment is in line with Nedap’s strategy, which is focused on increasing the organization’s commercial strength.

NMI announced it has acquired IRIS CRM, a merchant services CRM and comprehensive merchant management platform servicing clients in the payments industry. Together, the duo will provide added value for partners by bringing together easy sign-up and onboarding for merchants with the ability to quickly monetize payments.

Nuvocargo announced that Lauren Burdick has joined the company as Head of People. In this new role at Nuvocargo, Burdick will leverage her 10+ years of experience leading operational teams and projects in the U.S. and in Mexico to manage the company’s employee experience and ensure that it is closely aligned with its vision, mission and values.

Blink Charging Co. launched seven new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, an unprecedented achievement in the company’s 13-year history. The new products include the MQ 200, HQ 200 (Smart and Basic models), Vision IQ 200, and 50kW DC Fast Charger. Blink Charging Co. also announced it is deploying EV chargers at General Motors dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, Blink is supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to participating GM dealerships across North America.

BD Loops is pleased to announce they have acquired a larger facility in order to accommodate the needs of their growing business. BD Loops has relocated from their 4,000 sq ft building in Stanton, CA.  to a new larger 12,000 sq ft building located at 1907 Nancita Circle in Placentia, CA. “We were busting out at the seams of our old building.” said Brian Dickson, President of BD Loops.

The construction of the Christian Street Parking Garage, future home of the Lancaster Public Library, new event space with green roof atop, 4,500 square feet of new retail space, and a direct pedestrian passageway from Queen Street to Christian Street is nearing completion. As well, in Fall 2022, the statue honoring Barney Ewell, the Ewell Plaza landscape, and a public art facade on the front of the garage and above the Lancaster Public Library will be complete.

World of Concrete, Informa Markets’ exhibition serving the thriving construction and masonry industries, concluded the event’s 47th annual event – Expo, January 18-20; Education, January 17-20 – at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Convening close to 37,000 registered professionals, the consistent foot traffic in the expo halls, high engagement with the comprehensive educational offerings, and overall vibrance exuded from participants underscores the industry’s critical need for in-person connection.

TEZ Technology is thrilled to announce the addition of two new key leadership positions. JG Biebighauser joins TEZ as Vice President of Product, along with Russell Wiant who will serve as Vice President of Engineering. JG and Russell bring a unique and valuable combination of expertise that will enable TEZ to continue to develop and improve its innovative parking technologies, as well as propel its brand within the parking and mobility industry and beyond.

Metro Supply Chain released a white paper, “Driving fleet electrification forward: A guide to zero emission last-mile delivery,” which outlines both the business and environmental benefits to companies from adopting electric vehicles. The white paper details Metro Supply Chain’s ongoing journey to transitioning its last-mile delivery fleet to zero emission.

Parker Technology, the customer experience solution of choice for parking, celebrated unprecedented success in 2021, launching in 169 new locations across the United States, an increase of 57 percent over 2020. Parker also partnered with 38 new parking management companies, an increase of 42 percent. Overall, company revenue increased by 45 percent in 2021.

Parking Revenue Recovery Services, Inc. named Michael Drow as its new President and CEO effective February 1, 2022. Drow is recognized as a proven leader in the parking industry having built several technology-based solutions and service operations during his 15 years in the industry.

Fleet Advantage announced new milestones achieved in exceeding over $2.5 billion in lease originations over the last ten years and helping it become the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks.

Beam Global announced record 2021 deployment growth of its flagship EV ARC charging systems ordered through the California Department of General Services State Contract #1-18-61-16 which simplifies the procurement process for eligible entities. State and local government agency purchases of EV ARC™ sustainable EV charging systems through DGS in 2021 increased by 317 percent over the prior year.

Residents and visitors of San Luis Obispo have a new way to make smarter parking decisions through PayByPhone. PayByPhone will be available at 2400+ spaces at surface lots and on the street around the city. Residents and visitors of San Luis Obispo, known to be the “Happiest City in America,” will now have one less thing to worry about.

Derq, a Detroit- and Dubai-based artificial intelligence technology company, and Parametrix, an established planning, engineering, technology, and management consultancy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver smart technology solutions for more livable communities based on Derq’s platform and Parametrix’s innovative solutions.

Los Angeles World Airports announced the successful placement of the third of six pedestrian bridge structures that will connect terminals to Automated People Mover stations in the Central Terminal Area. The latest bridge, which crosses over World Way, will connect the West CTA station to Terminal 3 once the train system is complete.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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