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Industry News

March, 2023

Hörmann North America has had BIM models available for high performance fabric and rigid door models since 2016. Now, BIM content for the HD-DD 3065 rubber door is also available for architects and designers.


Blink Charging Co. launched five new products at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023. The new products include the Vision, EQ 200, Series 3, PQ 150, and 30kW DC Fast Charger. 


Automotus has launched its fourth cohort of the Commercial Curb Challenge. The Commercial Curb Challenge is a private-public partnership initiative aimed at helping cities implement automated curb management solutions without city-led investment.


The new Sunsign triple patented, solar portable display sign is revolutionizing the parking and sign industries. The 1200 lumen bright, double-sided, solar powered, weatherproof, portable sign can provide up to 7.5 hours of LED backlit lighting at night.


The Village of South Orange, New Jersey and the South Orange Parking Authority have announced an exciting upgrade to its parking system in partnership with Flowbird Group. 


The Portland Cement Association’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan, held a press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center to discuss how diverse macroeconomic factors will impact the cement-concrete-construction industries in 2023
and beyond.


eleven-x announced that its eXactpark solution has been named “Overall Smart City Solution of The Year” in the 7thannual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things market today.


The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is excited to announce the launch of their new website and continuing education platform (Rebar U). The public site has been redesigned, and Rebar U upgraded, to provide a better overall user experience.


Parker Technology recently announced the promotion of Heidi Barber to VP of Marketing, formerly Sr. Director of Marketing and Sales Ops. 


At CES 2023, Mercedes-Benz revealed it’ll soon move into the charging network game, with hundreds of sites planned globally. Mercedes already has a stake in the Ionity public charging network along with BMW, Ford and the Volkswagen Group


ZipBy announced the installation of six new sites: The Garage at West Garrett, Annapolis MD; Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC; and Hecht Warehouse, Washington DC; Atrium Lots, Buffalo, NY; 22 S Tennessee Ave, Atlantic City, NJ; and Uline Arena, Washington DC. ZipBy is also pleased to announce the appointment of John Cowley, Vice President of Sales – North America. 


ParkMobile is partnering with Alerus Center, Grand Fork’s entertainment and convention facility and part of the Oak View Group, to offer parking for events. ParkMobile has expanded its services to the City of Manhattan, Kansas. Through the ParkMobile app, users will be able to pay for on-demand parking in the brand-new Aggieville Parking Garage. ParkMobile, part of the EasyPark Group, is partnering with ASM Global to offer parking reservations at The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza.


CPMA is pleased to announce the appointment of two new affiliate board members; Tim MacEldowney with IPS Group, Inc. and Pete Thompson of Cleanstreak. 


Hertz announced a new initiative, dubbed Hertz Electrifies, designed to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The public-private partnership with mayors across the United States will allow Hertz to bring its EV fleet to American cities.


Phoenix Parking Solutions presents a more efficient, profitable, sustainable and safer approach to parking by consulting on mixed-use developments, office buildings, apartments and retail centers before they are even built.


TagMaster North America, Inc. announces the successful implementation of the innovative CT-45 LPR Camera with Hamilton Manufacturing Corp to provide a fully integrated and high accuracy vehicle identification solution for car wash applications.


Smart Growth America and Places Platform, LLC released Foot Traffic Ahead 2023, a new report ranking the top 35 metro areas by their walkable urbanism. The report was co-authored by Michael Rodriguez, AICP, and Christopher B. Leinberger, and using data from Yardi Matrix and Rocktop Partners.


Mobile Smart City participated in the Florida Digital Twins Workshop, organized by the Smartcities Council in Orlando, in February. John Incandela and Luis Garma both joined the workshop.


The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute recently announced the winners of 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.


HONK announced the appointment of Tim Maloney as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to lead the company’s growth and expansion. 


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