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Industry News

June 2, 2021

Access Professional Systems has signed a master service agreement with the City of Phoenix, Arizona to maintain and service all TIBA access and revenue control equipment installed in the city’s convention center parking garages. The municipal garages covered by the contract are managed by the Phoenix Convention Center. 


Cornell Cookson, a provider of closure products for commercial, industrial, institutional and retail applications, has introduced Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, expanding its product line of security grilles featuring award-winning curtain technology. 


In April, APC began Concierge service for The Shores in Long Branch, NJ. The residence is comprised of 132 units with beach access. The APC Concierge is present 24/7, assisting guests and residents alike.


Parker Technology announces the launch of translation services in the lane, the first of numerous innovations scheduled to be released this year from their recently deployed software platform. When Parker’s CSRs encounter a guest in the lane unable to speak English, they can toggle to one of 10 different languages.


Endera, a vertically integrated transportation technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, announced the acquisition of Metro Titan, LLC, a school and shuttle bus manufacturing company. Endera also announced the addition of Jeff Crockett as President of Endera’s Shuttle Division.


WGI, Inc. announced that David Taxman, PE has been named Mobility Market Leader for the firm. In his new role, Taxman will oversee transportation and parking projects across the United States for WGI clients, including municipalities, universities, hospitals, and the private sector. 


Mosman Council has introduced the award-winning CellOPark parking payment app to its suite of cloud-based, contactless and paperless parking solutions for residents. CellOPark, from
Australian technology company Smarter City Solutions, will work in conjunction with the current parking payment methods.


VinFast Trading and Production LLC has selected NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for its new generation of autonomous electric vehicles designed to deliver a superior driving experience to customers. VinFast recently announced it is developing and preparing to start mass production of smart electric cars in all segments.


Beam Global announced that a leading Georgia utility has deployed two EV ARC™ sustainable EV charging systems for public use. The units are located in high traffic areas accessible to the public, with one unit in metropolitan Atlanta and the other in rural Georgia. Beam Global announced that the City of San Diego has deployed two EV ARC™ solar-powered charging systems. 


GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC. announced that Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the ninth largest Freight Brokerage and 27th in its annual listing of Top 50 Logistics Companies. This is the fourth consecutive year that Transport Topics has ranked GlobalTranz among the top ten freight brokerages.


Metropolis announced a long-term, national partnership with Nashville-based Premier Parking. Metropolis’ proprietary computer vision technology and mobile platform will be deployed across Premier’s portfolio, which consists of more than 100,000 parking spaces across 500 locations in 40 cities, by the end of the year. 


The City of Worcester, Massachusetts has announced its partnership with Flowbird Group and Wescor Parking Controls to implement a pay-by-plate parking system aimed at bringing customer ease and a user-friendly experience to drivers. Flowbird and HKT, a Hong Kong telecommunications service provider, have combined their forces to implement a digital transformation strategy with a HK$680 million contract awarded by the Transport Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. 


Fleet Advantage has been named one of the most innovative companies in equipment finance y Monitor magazine.
Monitor magazine is the leading source for equipment finance and equipment leasing industry news. Fleet Advantage announced its Vice President of Strategic Fleet Solutions, Bill Ten Eyck, CTP, has been named to the Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award for 2021.


Conduent Transportation and Hayden AI announced a teaming agreement to deliver technologically advanced solutions that will enhance traffic safety and efficiency for cities and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Conduent Transportation has also announced the implementation of a new system in Bergamo, Italy, to monitor the maximum number of passengers on buses managed by Azienda Trasporti Bergamo and trams managed by its associated company, Tramvie Elettriche Bergamasche.


Nedap has developed the Mobile ID Protocol to enable secure communication between the reader and any third-party smartphone app and can easily be implemented by third parties to develop a mobile application. In addition, NVITE ensures effortless integration into access control or visitor management systems via interfaces.


Energy Co., Ltd. announced its wholly owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary delivered their second electric service truck to the City of Woodland, California. These trucks are the first All-Electric Medium Duty Commercial Service Trucks of their kind to be built and used in the industry. The first vehicle was delivered earlier this year.


Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. announced that it was awarded a $2 million contract to provide engineering services for the Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District. The newly awarded contract will remain in effect for a term of five years. “The Atlas team was one of two contracts awarded, and we are grateful for the longstanding partnership we have built with TxDOT,” said Atlas CEO L. Joe Boyer.


ev Transportation Services Inc. announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with Blink Charging. The agreement calls for evTS to distribute Blink’s EV charging equipment to fleet customers along with the Company’s FireFly ESV essential services vehicle. 


SKIDATA’s exclusive digital customer event on May 20th, 2021, will focus on ways to ensure profitability in tomorrow’s parking business. CEOs, Operators, Marketing Experts and Technical Directors will benefit from the latest insights into current digitalization trends in the parking business. SKIDATA announced a new technology integration partnership with Openpath to integrate Openpath’s touchless and mobile access control technology will be withy SKIDATA’s parking access and revenue control equipment.


The City of Durham will assist downtown businesses with attracting customers back to downtown, the City’s Transportation Department is providing free daytime parking in all City-owned parking garages from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7. 


Motorists in China reveal they want premium in-vehicle parking services including parking data, in-car express parking payments, reservations and EV charger data according to a new survey by Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. The study, which surveyed 1,600 drivers across Tier 1 and 2 cities in China in March 2021, offers a deep insight into driver behaviors and preferences for the automotive and parking industries looking to develop parking products.


The demand for robotic valet parking systems in the United States has intensified as developers and users continue to enjoy the substantial benefits provided by automated parking. This trend is demonstrated by the recent completion of four new fully automated parking systems in Manhattan, all with technology made in the USA, the PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parking system.


SP Plus Corporation a provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced the successful implementation of its Sphere Commerce™ On Demand technology to help gateless parking facilities transition to offering touchless, flexible payment options.


Blink Charging Co. a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced the appointment of seasoned renewables and EV charging executive, Harjinder Bhade, as Chief Technology Officer. The appointment of Mr. Bhade signals the Company’s focus on aggressive development of its product line-up and technology infrastructure.


A plan to boost the price of parking in downtown Barre, Vermont is suddenly moving again after having been stalled for well over a year. Though only three of them were serving when the 16.67 percent rate increase was narrowly approved in November 2019, city councilors unanimously agreed to invest $12,000 to get it back on track during a recent meeting.


Irwin, Pennsylvania’s old parking meters just aren’t cutting it anymore. The old meters have actually been costing the borough money instead of making it. “We decided to upgrade these ones to the digital, to the current century. We got an audit from the Department of Weights and Measures and ours were giving away time,” says Irwin borough manager Shari Martino.


Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and telematic software solutions, today announced the addition of Andrew Rodriguez as Vice President of Software Operations. Rodriguez will be responsible for software management and operations.


Videalert, part of Marston Holdings has announced the appointment of Rupert Hector as an electronics engineer at the company’s Mobile Enforcement Vehicle (MEV) engineering hub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Hector joins direct from Siemens where he completed an electronics technician apprenticeship.  


Fleet Advantage announced several promotions within its organization.
The promotions are a testament to the continued commitment and dedication provided by the Fleet Advantage team to their clients and partners. Bill Ten Eyck, CTP and Don Davis, CTP have each been promoted to Senior Vice President National Accounts. 


Folkestone & Hythe District Council has awarded NSL, a Marston Holdings company, a three-year contract extension for the provision of parking enforcement and debt recovery services. Under this contract, which was originally awarded in 2017, NSL will continue to provide enforcement of on and off-street parking regulations, including the management of coastal car parks, special events and ongoing liaison with the police.


LAZ Parking has announced a new electric vehicle charging program. The initiative will bring 500 new Tesla Connectors to LAZ Parking locations nationwide. Company officials said that Tesla vehicles account for more than 85 percent of electric cars in use across the United States. 



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