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Industry News

September 1, 2021

Westfalia Technologies, Inc., announces the release of the Westfalia Parking App, an all-in-one consumer parking solution that will increase efficiency, safety, and convenience in automated parking facilities.


Following an extensive two-year development and testing period Tattile has launched the final version of its Axle Counter System. The layout of the system fills the missing link of providing all relevant vehicle information automatically to determine the correct toll for a given vehicle.


Oobeo has launched a new event parking app to complement its existing parking software suite for taking rapid cash and card payments at events including contactless payment methods such as Apple Pay and Google wallet.


Parkaze, the parking software startup for residential and commercial real estate, and HqO, the premier end-to-end tenant experience provider for office buildings, have partnered to deliver a safe tenant parking experience for the Commercial Real Estate industry.


Parking Revenue Recovery Services, Inc., providing parking enforcement and revenue collections services, yesterday announced the sale of the company’s majority stock to GB & Partners Investment Management. GB & Partners and its portfolio company, Asura Technologies, own the majority share in PRRS.


Beam Global has announced that the County of Ventura in California has ordered ten EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems for fleet and public use.


Spot’s innovative smart city technology was selected to develop smart digital curbs for cities in Colorado to improve the urban mobility customer experience. The competition, called the ‘Revive! Challenge’ was arranged by the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. 


Premier Parking announced that two members of the Premier Parking team have earned recognition as part of the National Parking Association’s 2021 40 Under 40 Class. The Premier Parking recipients of this award are: Mark Raymond, Seattle Area Director; and Anthony Leone, CPP, Detroit Area Director. Premier Parking announced today that new technology, made possible through an exclusive partnership with Metropolis, will make parking easier, safer and more consumer-friendly in Austin. 


Flowbird Group, a global leader in smart city and campus solutions, has announced that it has launched the Flowbird app in the City of South Lake Tahoe, California. The smart mobile parking solution will bring ultimate convenience to motorists, allowing users to pay for parking with their iPhone or Android devices.


The City of Chicago Department of Finance received a 2021 Innovation Award of Excellence from the International Parking & Mobility Institute for its work with Conduent Transportation. The IPMI award recognizes the city for its data-driven programs to reform parking fines and enforcement, aiming to reduce the disproportionate impacts on marginalized and low-income families.


IBI Group was awarded an 18-lane toll system contract, and related services, by the Michigan Department of Transportation for the modernization of the existing toll system infrastructure at Blue Water Bridge (connecting Port Huron, Michigan to Sarnia, Ontario) and International Bridge (connecting Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario). IBI Group has joined Urban Movement Labs, a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Mayor of Los Angeles’ Office of Economic Development and the three largest goods and people movement agencies in the City of Los Angeles — the Port, the Airports, and the Department of Transportation — to implement innovative transportation solutions that will improve the lives of citizens and visitors. 


Blink Charging Co. announced that it has been awarded Phase 2 grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to deploy DC fast charging stations. The 25 sites, featuring a total of 52 DC fast chargers, will be located in high-traffic areas along Florida’s major interstate highways,


Endera announced Ryan Polanco as Vice President of Product Management. As Vice President of Product Management, Ryan encompasses various roles. He oversees the company’s marketing strategies and executions. Endera also announced the appointment of Jason Shaver as the Endera Chief Financial Officer. Shaver is a seasoned financial executive with experience in accounting, finance, energy and administration. The company also announced the addition of Joe Pritchard as a member of the Endera Board. 


T2 Systems has released its Residential Permits solution, a mobile web application and backend platform that enables parking operations to sell and manage property-based permits. 


According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavy-duty truck-related crash fatalities in 2020 declined by 2 percent after years of increases. Fleet Advantage continuously promotes the vast improvements safety technologies have brought to keep heavy-duty truck drivers and motorists safer in recognition of July as National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month. Fleet Advantage announced significant achievements and milestones for its fiscal year ending June 30, reflecting the company’s efforts to help its clients navigate the difficulties of 2020 and economic rebound at the beginning of 2021. Fleet Advantage announced Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, has been named a NextGen Leader for Monitor Magazine’s 2nd Annual NextGen Leaders Award. 


Parkopedia has announced a new deal with Volkswagen of America to provide parking reservation services to Volkswagen drivers using the Car-Net service and the associated smartphone app in the USA. The service is now live for drivers and will cover both legacy and new vehicles produced by Volkswagen that support Car-Net services. 


Parkopedia and ThinxNet have partnered to improve the refueling experience for drivers, automakers and fueling stations across Europe, through intelligent connected solutions that enable drivers to pay for their fuel directly through their vehicle head unit. 


IPsens, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Whorton as Executive Vice President-Business Development. In her new role Teresa will oversee all commercial development aspects of IPsens as we move towards an exciting future of Open IP Parking Solutions, Making Parking Friendly for all. 


As car park occupancy rates start to rise again with the relaxation of Covid travel regulations, PSD and its sister company The Parking Shop are relaunching the innovative, simple, and effective Pillar Protector into the UK market. The product, already popular in Europe with installations including Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, is aimed at multi-story and surface car park operators.


Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc., manufacturer, distributor and service provider of traffic and parking control products, is proud to announce it is now a distributor of Blink Charging’s electric vehicle charging stations, including installed and portable stations.


SKYCHARGER, a company dedicated to creating environmentally conscious communities announced a new partnership with JuiceBar, an industry leader in fast electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The introduction of this partnership is a step forward in meeting the evolving demands of the expanding EV market.


In May, Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent was granted a Notice of Approval from Miami-Dade County Building Department. The Miami-Dade County’s Product Control Approval System conducts high standard testing of products designed to comply with building codes including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone.


ROKER Inc., a provider of technology solutions aimed at urban space management inclusive of parking and enforcement, today announced that it has closed on a deal to acquire SecurePark Technologies of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 2009, SecurePark offers a software-as-a-service parking enforcement platform for municipalities, parking operators, airports, schools, hospitals, security and property management users.


ParkHub announced its acquisition of CurbTrac, a parking payment management platform. As a result of the agreement, ParkHub will adapt CurbTrac’s software into its suite of services, and CurbTrac’s CEO, Charley DeBow, has joined ParkHub’s team to help direct the platform’s growth.


Today, EnSight Technologies announced the company’s co-founder and managing partner, Chris Scheppmann, has been named a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s 40 Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 award. This prestigious award honors young business leaders and innovators “who are making waves, creating impact, and leaving a positive mark on the San Diego Community.”


JuiceBar, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations in the United States, is proud to announce that all of the chargers produced by the company meet the Made in America criteria set forth in the Buy America provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The complexity and strict guidelines that need to be followed to meet the Made in America criteria make this announcement even more impressive.


Parker Technology and TIBA Parking announce their official partnership agreement. The two technology organizations have worked collaboratively to engineer an integrated two-way video customer experience solution on TIBA’s X-60 line of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) equipment. 


Much-anticipated new parking has come to Mineta San Jose International Airport with the opening of the new Economy Lot Parking Structure on July 1. This marks completion of the first phase of a three-phase transformation of the long-term economy lot. The five-story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot was delivered by the Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team.


Los Angeles International Airport’s Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility is a big step closer to completion after officially topping off the structure with the last of 233,000 cubic yards of concrete poured since breaking ground in 2019. 


CKC announces Steve Womack is joining its ownership team. With 20+ year history in navigating and delivering Parking Technology, Steve brings all round project experience and parking operations capability. One highlight is the project management of parking upgrades at Orlando International Airport (MCO) across three generations in three decades.


TagMaster North America, Inc., an AVI solution provider in the U.S. began in 2006 focused primarily on long range RFID in Tacoma, Washington with President and founder, Ali Khaksar. Since inception 15 years ago, the company has been producing identification solutions for vehicle-based access control that have evolved with the ever-changing technology landscape.


With CivicSmart’s patented technologies and automated parking solutions, the parking experience becomes as simple as driving through an electronic toll lane. CivicSmart’s automated parking solutions use advanced radar and edge AI with LPR or RFID to detect the entry and exit times of a parking session, identify the vehicle occupying the space, and apply parking rules associated with the space and vehicle.


EasyPark is now launching a brand new tool that will enable a data driven approach to parking management and planning. The tool can thus be used for optimization of traffic flow and decision making in multiple areas. Pricing, enforcement, planning of new parking locations and restrictions are some examples, as well as planning for alternative transport options such as public transportation. The new service is called “Parking Data as a Service”.


 



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