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Industry News

April 30, 2021

The digital mobility company EasyPark has acquired the mobile management company e24. Both offer smooth parking payments through mobile devices. EasyPark now announces the acquisition of e24’s parking service to further simplify mobility for motorists, parking operators, and municipalities all over Switzerland.


Fast Park responded to the pandemic by completely re-examining operations to adopt a new customer-centric focus that modifies the hands-on, personal experiences upon which the brand was built. The company’s 16 facilities have just completed the installation of contactless payment at all of their Express Lane Exits.


ParkHub has acquired Bonfire, a campground management platform, to promote the optimization of the overall outdoor recreation industry. As part of the acquisition, ParkHub has brought Bonfire’s CEO, Jerry King, onto the company’s team to help direct Bonfire’s advancement.


Neology, Inc. has announced its new corporate brand strategy that consolidates its strengths, captures its focus on innovation, and reinforces its commitment to customers. The newly launched website, www.neology.net, features the company’s new logo and messaging. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Neology, Inc., announced that they have completed the Neology Transportation Research Center and extended their long-term master research agreement for an additional five years, with an optional five-year extension. The new facilities will help advance next-generation technologies in the mobility industry.


Westward Industries has been awarded a cooperative purchasing contract in the Utility, Transport, Golf, and Recreation Vehicles category at Sourcewell. This a multi-year cooperative purchasing contract, meaning a smoother and facilitated purchasing process for customers in the USA and Canada


Blink Charging Co., a provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, has been named as a grant awardee from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund to place 144 Blink 1Q 200 fast charging stations at 32 sites across the state.


Way.com has announced its partnership with San Francisco-based SpotAngels. The Way.com/SpotAngels partnership’s key focus is to improve people’s ability to find the most convenient and affordable places to park in the city. SpotAngels is an app that shows drivers all local parking options, remembers their parking locations, and sends reminders to make sure they won’t get tickets.


Parker Technology’s customer service solution is providing live customer service support for K Street Garage, a Diamond Parking facility in Anchorage, AK. Parking patrons expect to enter and exit garages without interacting with staff, but when they call for help, an intercom call solution can instantly connect parking guests to trained professionals.


TIBA Parking Systems announced that it has appointed Christopher Archer, long time President of the recently acquired Dallas, Texas-based, Associated Time Instruments to the position of VP, and Head of North American Sales.


FLASH announced the acquisition of ParkIt, a cloud-based monthly parking management and AR software solution.


Get My Parking has announced its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India to assist end-users in searching and navigating to an available parking lot. 


Swapalease.com reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70.8 percent approval rate in February. The approval rate is up from the 68.3 percent approval mark in January. According to recent Federal Reserve data, consumer borrowing decelerated again in January, which may suggest that Americans are using the latest stimulus checks to pay down debt. 


Kevin Uhlenhaker has been named OmniPark CEO and is joining the OmniPark Board of Directors. Kevin is the former Co-Founder & CEO of NuPark (acquired by Passport Labs) and is currently an advisor, investor, and mentor to early-stage
technology companies.


Videalert, a UK supplier of CCTV traffic enforcement and management solutions, has integrated its market-leading Digital Video Platform with ZatPark’s end-to-end parking management software.


Cameron Clark joins Dixon Resources Unlimited as a Project Coordinator after spending more than five years demonstrating his expertise in parking data collection and analysis. Previously, he was the Parking Operations Manager for IDAX Data Solutions, where he oversaw all parking data collection projects.


Premium is thrilled to announce the addition of Cristian De Leon, Jr. as the new Market President of the New York metropolitan area. He now leads all Premium’s operations at owned, leased, and managed parking facilities in the territory, as well as new business and implementation. Premium announced the opening of its newest project, The Odeon at South Market District, the tallest high-rise constructed in New Orleans in 30 years. Premium celebrates the opening of the luxury apartment building and public parking at Premium P374 with client The Domain Companies.


Frogparking came up with a solution that was tailor-made to meet the needs of the University of Southern California. Vehicle Count+ uses its patented laser-precise class-1 eye-safe laser sensor to ensure accurate vehicle detection. Data collected by the system is enriched.


University of Warsaw has installed Quercus Technologies LPR Cameras for access control. The historic main campus of the Warsaw University is one of the city’s main academic as well as tourist attractions.


Inc. magazine recently announced that FlexPost Inc. is included on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list. This regional list represents the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.


Get My Parking, a technology-based parking management platform that is digitizing the parking industry has confirmed the acquisition of Mobilytics, a Delhi NCR based startup that enables battery-as-a-service application for parking lots and electric vehicle ecosystem.


SpotHero has reached a parking industry first by launching dynamic pricing capabilities at over 1,000 parking facilities. SpotHero IQ offers the most extensive demand data set in the $36B North American parking industry, incorporating real-time demand data for the most complete view of consumer behavior.


Propark Mobility announced today that Luis Garcia, Senior Vice President of Mobility for the company’s mobility sector, will now lead its university, corporate campus, municipality, and stadium divisions. “For more than a decade, Luis has contributed to Propark’s growth across a variety of verticals on the West Coast,” said Rick DiPietro, President of Propark.


Informa Markets, organizers of the World of Concrete, has received approval from the Nevada Department of Business and Industry to move forward with its 2021 in-person edition. It will be the first large show to return to Las Vegas June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Appyway is working with DfT and Valtech to help unlock the future of transport through standardized TRO data. The three are part of the Alpha project, which explores how a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) data publication and distribution system could transform how traffic order data is accessed and published.


SKIDATA, a provider of parking access and revenue management, has been selected to create frictionless parking suites for three parking garages owned by Strategic Property Partners in Water Street Tampa, a new mixed-use development in downtown Tampa.


Fleet Advantage announced it has been celebrating National Asset Management Awareness Month in March by offering fleet modernization studies for organizations with transportation fleets. The company also announced its CEO, John Flynn, has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s list of 2021 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry for the third consecutive year. In addition, Ludmila Manin, Remarketing Sales Associate, has been named Top Women to Watch in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association. This award celebrates top performers who go the extra mile to support other women and help to improve gender equality – at their own companies and/or industry-wide. Ludmila believes that education is key to expanding her influence in the transportation industry, particularly for women in a male-dominated field. 


DERQ is partnering with Control Technologies Group for a multi-year distribution agreement. CT Group will be distributing DERQ’s leading AI video analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles as well as traffic and safety insights across its wide network in the U.S.   


Automotus, a video analytics platform that monitors curbside traffic to help cities better allocate and manage curb space, has raised $2.3M to expand its footprint to more cities and launch nationwide partnerships with commercial fleets. Investments were made by Quake Capital, Techstars Ventures, Kevin Uhlenhaker (co-founder & CEO at NuPark, acquired by Passport), and Baron Davis.


Park Burlington, a public-private partnership between Burlington Business Association and the Department of Public Works, announces the release of a new interactive parking map covering downtown Burlington. The map was created by Lauren Grimley, Lee Peters, Jon Russell, and Michael Muzzy, as a capstone project at Burlington Code Academy.


Parkopedia announces production version of indoor mapping services for automotive navigation use that aims to solve key driver pain points by easily locating and navigating to available spaces, parked vehicles or EV chargers.


Flowbird Group, a global provider of curbside management and urban mobility solutions, announced that it has launched the Flowbird app in New Jersey’s State Capital, Trenton, together with Flowbird’s local distribution partner, DEVO & Associates. Flowbird has installed 273 pay and display terminals for the London Borough of Hillingdon, completing one of the largest parking contracts awarded in the last 12 months.


The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is pleased to announce Midwest Region Manager, David Shepherd, AIA, has received the Concrete Sustainability Award by The American Concrete Institute. He was selected for the recognition for his “…exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry.”


LIDL and Scheidt&Bachmann have come together to provide customers of the chain an innovative customer service experience with the help of SURVISION ANPR (Automatic number-plate recognition) technology.



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