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Parking app roundup

Parking app roundup

| January 21, 2016

The latest crop of parking apps delivers remote car access, a map of cheap fuel options, and access to private parking spots. The only catch? Most of these innovative apps are only available in certain locales; the parking app market remains sadly fragmented: FordPass Happily, the app isn’t just for Ford drivers. Through a partnership […]

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Parking app ParkMe now takes Android Pay

Parking app ParkMe now takes Android Pay

| December 22, 2015

Stop the circling! ParkMe, the app that provides users with realtime on- and off-street parking data, is now inviting drivers to reserve and pay for parking via Android Pay. The latest version of the ParkMe Android app is equipped with the feature. “We want to make it easier for businesses like ParkMe ​to offer a […]

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Q&A: INRIX’s ParkMe acquisition

Q&A: INRIX’s ParkMe acquisition

| September 15, 2015

Real-time traffic data company INRIX just announced its acquisition of ParkMe, one of the biggest databases of parking in the U.S. While ParkMe and Inrix have been working together for three years (ParkMe is the powerhouse behind INRIX’s Off-Street Parking app), now, ParkMe will deliver up-to-date information on tens of millions of spaces in nearly 2,000 […]

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Student parking passes: environmental and policy implications

Student parking passes: environmental and policy implications

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

College students are interested in reducing greenhouse gases, and one of the top ways to address climate change is via new transportation habits. A new study, “Factors associated with students’ parking-pass purchase decisions: Evidence from an American University” by Selima Sultana, investigates students’ tendency to purchase parking passes, and its implication on a school’s goal of […]

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Shared autonomous vehicles may cut parking needs by 90% – study

Shared autonomous vehicles may cut parking needs by 90% – study

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing in self-driving cars may reduce the demand for parking in urban areas by up to 90 percent, according to a recent study led by Wenwen Zhang, “Exploring the Impact of Shared Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Parking Demand: An Agent-based Simulation Approach,” which investigates the potential impact of shared autonomous vehicles, or SAVs, on urban […]

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Chat with Kush Parikh, president of mobile parking app PayByPhone

Chat with Kush Parikh, president of mobile parking app PayByPhone

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Geneva, Switzerland recently joined the ranks of other international cities — among them locales throughout the U.S., U.K., France, Australia and Canada — pioneering mobile parking payments with PayByPhone. The app allows drivers to use the location number, found on their parking machine, as a reference point to pay for parking spots via smartphone or […]

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New apps for drivers contact DUI lawyers, punish bad parking, and more

New apps for drivers contact DUI lawyers, punish bad parking, and more

| June 2, 2015

An array of apps for drivers are showing up on the market, with functions that range from DUI prevention and parking policing to valet service and coin-free payment. Our latest roundup: GoParkIt GoParkIt may phase out currency, or at least pocket change, faster than BitCoin. The app lets drivers pay for their parking meters via smartphone; they […]

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New app for finding accessible parking in Hawai’i

New app for finding accessible parking in Hawai’i

| May 19, 2015

A new smartphone app is helping drivers find accessible parking in the state of Hawai’i, according to Maui Now. DPark, an app supported by the Hawai’i State Disability and Communication Access Board, displays 500 photos of accessible spots that are available at airports, government office parking, certain malls, medical facilities, local venues, and state parks. App […]

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Parking apps turn driveways into hot property

Parking apps turn driveways into hot property

| April 2, 2015

Driveways are a woefully untapped asset — at least that’s what certain parking app creators are betting on, as they launch apps that let users rent out their drives and other car-sized spaces.   The idea isn’t new — and in many markets Craigslist may still be the best spot for finding, well, a spot — […]

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Q&A: Jonathan Corbin, founder of parking app Veer

Q&A: Jonathan Corbin, founder of parking app Veer

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Launched in December 2014, parking app Veer helps Boston drivers find the cheapest, closest parking space available. We talked with co-founder Jonathan Corbin about what sets Veer apart, how he first sourced parking garage information (spoiler: it involved a lot of walking!) and how technology is saving drivers time… and trips around the block. When […]

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Is Waze a threat to police officers?

Is Waze a threat to police officers?

| February 2, 2015

Some police officers are calling for Google to disable the enforcement-tracking features in its navigation and traffic app, Waze, claiming that it isn’t just dangerous for police, it also inhibits cops’ ability to catch speeders. The National Sheriffs’ Association, which had previously complained that the navigation app negatively impacts police safety, has extended its scope, […]

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