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The Municipality of Cesenatico and local mobility company ATR have worked in synergy with HUB Italia to make the 20-space RV park in Via dei Mille smarter and more functional, right in time for the traditional summer holiday period: the month of August. The area is equipped with a fully automated gated ingress and egress, slim Jupiter stations, a cashless pay station, and instructions on how to navigate the entire experience.

Laney Solutions announced the launch of a new Candidate Career Center on its website at The Career Center was launched to provide candidates with in-depth resources for interviewing and career management through a series of eBooks, guides, videos and more.

For over 30 years, market research firm Strategic Vision has conducted the New Vehicle Experience Study, which asks consumers about a vehicle they purchased, their likes, dislikes, and interest in other vehicles. Nearly every auto manufacturer utilizes the study to provide insight into consumer sentiment and vehicle ownership to guide marketing and product design decisions. “Knowing the hearts and priorities of consumers is essential to helping provide the best tools to make decisions,” states Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision.

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection announced preferred partnerships with six parking vendors, including AAA, ACE, LAZ, Propark Mobility, SP Plus Corporation, and Towne Park. These new partnerships provide member hotels with exceptional valet and parking services and vehicle safety, delivering an excellent customer service experience. Encompassing valet parking service and technology, self-parking management and controls, and comprehensive mobility solutions for hotel properties, these parking operators will provide an extensive range of parking and hospitality solutions.

Flowbird North America announced the release of its latest advancement in parking technology at the 2022 International Parking and Mobility Institute Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. FlowbirdGO is a dynamic off-street system giving operators the flexibility to manage parking in gated and ungated garages and lots. Visitors to Flowbird’s IPMI booth got a first-look at the system’s cloud-based functionality, easy to use hardware, and frictionless entry in action. Flowbird Group announced the promotion of two Business Development Managers, Natalie Snow and Ed Kinkade to Regional Vice President of Sales. Natalie, appointed to Vice President of Sales for the Southeast U.S., has worked in the parking industry for 17 years fulfilling customer facing roles in account management, implementation consulting, and new business development. She joined Flowbird in January 2016 after working for a leading citation management supplier for 11 years. Natalie was recognized by the National Parking Association in 2017, who named her among the ‘Top 40 Under 40,’ highlighting her stature among the industry’s best young parking professionals.

Genetec Inc. has teamed with commute management solutions provider RideAmigos to help organizations deliver a simplified and enhanced experience to commuters returning to offices post pandemic. The solution pairs RideAmigos Commute Hub with Genetec AutoVu Free-Flow and Genetec Curb Sense. RideAmigos Commute Hub helps employers deliver a seamless experience no matter how their employees choose to get to the office.

LAZ Parking recently earned status as an Accredited Parking Organization. APO is a designation for organizations that recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability and access management, safety, data security and risk management, and more. “It’s quite an achievement, which follows a lengthy and arduous review process,” explained Shawn Conrad, CAE, CEO of the International Parking & Mobility Institute

Assa Abloy has acquired J Newton Enterprises Inc, a pedestrian door distributor and service company in Florida. “This acquisition delivers on our strategy to reinforce our current offering within entrance automation,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of Assa Abloy. J Newton Enterprises was established in 2003 and has more than 60 employees. The company is headquartered in Inverness, Florida.

Mobile Smart City Corp announced a sponsorship for Potomac Soccer Association a non-profit youth soccer club for boys and girls, in the United States. “Mobile Smart City was eager to partner with Potomac Soccer Association, we have a shared commitment to working with communities where our users live, work, and play,” said John J. Incandela, CEO and President of Mobile Smart City. Mobile Smart City is powered by Pango, one of the main digital payment and access control platforms, to manage Smart Parking in Municipalities, Universities, Airports, Hotels, and Residential Properties. 

Derq has partnered with Paradigm Traffic Systems, a leading distributor in traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems solutions. The partnership will bring together Derq’s cutting-edge technologies with Paradigm’s strong market presence and long-standing customer relationships to enhance road safety and smart traffic infrastructure in the state of Texas

Enel X Way and HiON Distribution today announced a strategic partnership agreement to supply the fast-growing U.S. market with electric vehicle charging stations and accessories. Enel X Way is the leading global provider of smart EV charging solutions, including residential and commercial Level 2 and DC fast charging stations including residential and commercial Level 2 and DC fast charging stations. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with the Enel X Way team,” said HiON CEO Jim Frank. 

To help reach the IKEA ambition to become a circular and climate-positive business by 2030, IKEA U.S. today announced a collaboration with Electrify America and Electrify Commercial to bring ultra-fast public charging stations and delivery fleet electric vehicle charging to over 25 IKEA retail locations throughout the U.S. This joint effort will enable IKEA U.S. to quadruple its total number of EV chargers, which supports the goal of achieving zero-emission home deliveries by 2025 and halving relative emissions from customer and co-worker travel by 2030.

EVgo Inc. announced that it has entered into a new supply agreement with Delta Electronics, a global provider of power and energy management solutions and leader in EV charging solutions. Under the agreement, Delta will supply EVgo with 1,000 fast chargers with up to 350kW power output, which supports EVgo’s recently announced project with General Motors and Pilot Company, as well as other EVgo eXtend and fleet projects and expansions to EVgo’s owned and operated charging network.

Clopay Corporation introduces the Visionaire MicroCoil Grille, available through both the Cornell and Cookson brands, expanding its product line of security grilles featuring award-winning curtain technology. The patented, ultra-slim profile of Visionaire MicroCoil Grille requires nearly 30% less headroom than standard industry grilles. The curtain coils tightly and efficiently, providing a security solution for facilities with low headroom. Previously only available in high-performance construction, this technology is now available in standard-cycle, standard-speed
rolling grilles.

Parking on SCSU campus just got a lot easier with St. Cloud State’s new mobile app. St. Cloud State says they’re launching a new mobile payment app for people who use the pay parking lots. The app is called Flowbird and is now available on the IOS or Android app stores. 

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, a Trophy Class office building located on Washington’s most prestigious thoroughfare contains fourteen levels of above-grade office space, approximately 763,000 rentable square feet, and just over 41,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Scheidt & Bachmann chose Survision Nanopak Rugged LPR Cameras to upgrade the parking facility with License Plate Recognition capabilities

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is proud to announce the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS design and construction awards program. Ten projects were selected to receive recognition from the numerous entries submitted. Project entries were evaluated on the basis of Satisfaction of owner objectives, Development of innovative solutions, Maximizing project value, Effective use of reinforced concrete, and Overall aesthetics. Seven submittals received a premier HONORS Award while three received Merit Certificate recognition.

Connected vehicle services provider Parkopedia now allows drivers to find and pay for parking from behind the wheel, at more than 3 million parking spaces, across almost 5,000 locations in 60 major cities in China, thanks to a recent partnership with ETCP. As one of the largest parking payment providers in the country, ETCP manages nearly 600 million transactions per month. 

V2 Composites introduces the new and improved T-Biscuit, a premier product and go-to solution for the repair of failed shear connections in concrete parking structures. V2’s proprietary carbon fiber T-Biscuit has proven to be the simplest and most economical solution on the market today to repair failed flange-to-flange shear connectors of pre-cast double tee beams, which often fail as a result of fatigue and/or corrosion.

Cardinal Tracking Inc. is celebrating 40 years in Permit Management and Parking Enforcement. The company pioneered at-a-glance technology to present all relevant data on one screen, was first in mobile enforcement and a leader in permit management. The company is proud of its innovation, strong partnerships and extensive integrations.

Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, announced the delivery of their fully electric Endera shuttles to ACE Parking for use at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. As part of Sky Harbor International Airport’s parking operations, these will be the first fully electric shuttles deployed as circulator shuttles at the airport.

Blink Charging Co. announced that an agreement has been signed with the City of Chula Vista, California to install 31 Blink IQ 200 fast Level 2 charging stations in various locations within the city. The five-year agreement with automatic renewals reaffirm the city’s and Blink’s commitment to providing accessible, reliable, and fast EV charging infrastructure throughout the community. Blink will own and operate the EV chargers.

ParkHub announced the acquisition of another Dallas technology company, payments integrator Fuzse. The acquisition sees ParkHub increase its commitment to innovation in payments not only through integration with its industry-leading parking management software, but as a key driver of customer insights for the company’s hundreds of customers in an array of industries and destinations. ParkHub recently named company veteran Chris Elliston to the position of Chief Revenue Officer.

Alchemco is not only known for its cutting-edge products, but also adhering to the highest green standards for the industry. As a company that prioritizes creating non-toxic products without volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Alchemco is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council. The USGBC is an organization committed to growing the number of buildings and structures operated through LEED – the world’s predominant green building rating system. Alchemco, is proving its product and company credibility by having its products tested and listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL Solutions) and certified to demonstrate that it meets elevated safety standards.
UL Solutions provides testing, inspection and certification services to support product innovation and business growth for manufacturers. The UL Certification mark is a recognized symbol of trust, and commitment to advancing the organization’s safety mission.

PayByPhone is expanding into the City of Naples to launch a safe and convenient parking payment experience.  Through the partnership, visitors will be able to pay for on-demand parking at over 230 parking spaces at two beach locations in the City of Naples. PayByPhone makes the transition to cashless parking payments easy.  The app is simple to use, and parking payments can be made in three quick steps.

ZipBy announced a partnership with Joyce Parking to equip Joyce Parking off-street garages and on-street lots with ZipBy Contactless Parking technology. For on-street parking, the ZipBy parking solution will allow drivers to book and pay for parking via their cellphones, eliminating the need to use cash or touch parking equipment. Parkers can extend their parking session via the ZipBy app without having to return to the meter to top up. This saves the driver rushing back to the parking meter or risk a parking fine.

Beam Global announced a multi-million dollar battery module order to power UgoWork energy as a service solutions. The battery modules include Beam’s patented thermal management technology for superior safety, higher energy density, broader operating temperature range and longer life. UgoWork is a Canadian company focused on sustainable energy solutions for the material handling industry.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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