ATLANTA, GA– June 6, 2017– Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile parking and transit solutions in North America, recently announced at the 2017 International Parking Institute Annual Conference the availability of its full platform capabilities as an integrated OEM offering in all new BMW vehicles. Parkmobile currently enables consumers to find, reserve, and pay for parking through a single app in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada. With this launch, in addition to reserving parking directly through the car navigation system or companion ParkNow app, BMW drivers can also initiate and pay for on-street and off-street parking across the Parkmobile Network.
Leveraging the car navigation system and GPS, when parking on-street or in other Parkmobile enabled locations, BMW cars will prompt drivers to begin a parking session through the dashboard screen seamlessly and without the need to either pay a meter or initiate a session via mobile app. Similar to the Parkmobile App, the vehicle will pre-populate the zone based on GPS coordinates, enabling 1-touch parking. The offering supports the capability to pre-select the amount of time a driver wants to purchase, with the ability to manage and extend sessions remotely through the companion ParkNow app or Parkmobile app while away from their vehicle. In addition, where parking rules allow, the platform supports start-stop parking sessions whereby the parking session terminates automatically when the driver returns to the automobile and commences driving. Parkmobile’s launch of this innovative new service in BMW cars follows the successful launch last year of in-dash reservations into the BMW 5 Series line.
“We are extremely proud to partner with BMW to deliver this tremendous innovation in the automotive and parking industries alike,” said Jon Ziglar, Parkmobile’s CEO. “By embedding real-time parking payment and advanced reservations capabilities into the automobile itself, we complete the circle of delivering a truly seamless parking experience for drivers in any parking scenario, whether it be on-street, off-street, real-time, or in advance. Furthermore, this is a significant step in paving the way for autonomous vehicles of the future to control and manage the end of their journey unassisted.”
Parkmobile enables consumers to find, reserve, and pay for parking across the largest net-work of parking spaces and locations in North America, while empowering public, private and commercial parking owners and operators to maximize efficiency and revenue. The Parkmobile platform is the most robust, scalable, and feature-rich parking and mobility engine in the industry, powering end-to-end parking solutions for any need, and integrated into mobile, web and now vehicle-based interfaces.
Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. its mission is to leverage technology and innovation to maximize convenience and efficiency for the owner, operator, and consumer. Parkmobile’s services have been adopted by over 6 million consumers and are available in more than 2,000 locations, including 39 of the top 100 cities in the U.S.. Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, airport and event reservations and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 250 cities, 150 events and venues, and 20 airports with on-demand, permit and reservations parking solutions. For more information, visit us at www.parkmobile.com, on Twitter @Parkmobile, or facebook.com/Parkmobile.