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Parking app roundup

Parking app roundup

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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PayByPhone parking app hits Boston

PayByPhone parking app hits Boston

| June 30, 2015

Parking meters throughout the U.S. are disappearing, one app at a time. As we’ve reported before, regional parking apps are popping up that allow drivers to pay for parking in garages, and on the street, via the convenience of their smartphones. Collaborations between local government, such as Parkmobile, which is available throughout the country, make single-spot […]

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Best parking apps 2014

Best parking apps 2014

| December 22, 2014

Time spent circling, hefty fines, illegible signs: Parking seems more of a hassle than its worth in our age of tap-and-go ride sharing and cheap public transit. But if you’re in a pinch and need to find parking, take a look at our roundup of our current favorite apps that’ll get you parked quickly and cheaply. HIGHLY […]

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Audi testing cars that predict open parking spaces

Audi testing cars that predict open parking spaces

| January 29, 2014

Finding an empty parking space remains one of the most daunting tasks drivers face, but Audi’s got you covered. The German automobile manufacturer is working on an Urban Intelligent Assist research initiative that predicts when the parking spaces around your destination will open up. Initiative to address parking woes Besides its own group of researchers […]

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App fights parking tickets for you

App fights parking tickets for you

| January 21, 2014

In the fiscal year 2011-2012, San Francisco collected more than $83 million in parking-ticket revenue—and that was before it installed 1,300 additional parking meters in the city, creating more opportunities for officials to ticket drivers. David Hegarty doesn’t need to hear any of this. The entrepreneur behind the new parking app Fixed knows from experience. […]

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How to find a parking spot during the holidays

How to find a parking spot during the holidays

| December 4, 2013

Fighting for a parking spot may be less dramatic than gladiatorial combat, but it can be just as fierce, oftentimes turning deadly. The problem peaks during the holidays with flocks of shoppers hitting the stores, endangering pedestrians and motorists alike. With over 38 million holiday travelers hitting the roads between Wednesday and Sunday — all looking […]

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