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Industry News

May 27, 2020

A new project in Vietnam, including safety systems and traffic offences control renovation, will involve Tattile ALPR cameras through the collaboration with local partners. Several Tattile license plate reader cameras will be used to measure vehicle speed in the most critical stretches of the road and detect red-light runners in the selected intersections. 


The majority of Advanced Parking Concepts’ Residential Division locations are utilizing the company’s Covid-19 Food Delivery Assistance Program throughout locations in the New York tri-state region. APC is offering its Shuttle Division to provide pick-up service at local supermarkets. Over the last month APC staff increased awareness of personal, vehicle, and work station sanitation and social distancing among team members.


Quercus Technologies has contributed to change the way drivers experience parking into a more efficient and satisfying manner. Quercus Technologies’ contribution, its products and services, are all developed in-house, offering a comprehensive Parking Guidance System with powerful technology put on the service of both the operator and the client.


Propark Mobility announced that the company is providing non-clinical services to healthcare organizations across the country, through its CleanCo division. By providing important non-clinical services such as supplemental cleaning and sanitization, environmental services, internal patient transport, concierge services, and more, Propark and CleanCo are able to alleviate that responsibility from healthcare workers. Propark Mobility has announced that it has named Tamer Shaban as Senior Vice President of Operations. “For over twenty years, Tamer has embodied Propark’s commitment to impressive service,” explained John Schmid, Propark Mobility’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner.


RoboSense has been honored as a winner in the Transportation & Logistics Category for 2020 Edison Awards. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence in innovation and honors the most innovative products and business leaders in the world. All the winners were chosen as the “best of the best” by the globe review panel consist of 3,000 senior business executives and academics.


Visionect, an innovator of ePaper solutions, has announced the release of Joan Home. Built on the legacy of the popular room booking management solution, Joan addresses the recent shift from working in the office to collaborating with remote teams from home, and the challenge of dealing with constant interruptions. Joan Home is a home office device which displays your current availability and your calendar/schedule for the day. 


ParkHub has been selected as the Official Parking Partner of SportTechie, a resource devoted to the intersection of sports and technology. “The sports technology space is becoming increasingly vibrant as teams and venues strive to create a more convenient and rewarding experience for their fans,” said George Baker Sr., CEO of ParkHub. 


RATP Dev U.S.A. announces the appointment of Arnaud Legrand, former Chief Executive Officer of Bombela Operating Company, as the Chief Executive Officer of RATP Dev U.S.A. “I am delighted that Arnaud Legrand has joined RATP Dev U.S.A’.s team,” said Mehdi Sinaceur, RATP Dev’s Senior Vice President.


Sharjah Airport Authority has been awarded for managing and operating all vehicle parking at Sharjah Airport to Mawgif, the National Parking Company, in order to improve parking at the airport for the benefit of passengers, customers and employees. Mawgif
will provide new solutions for parking at the airport using the latest technology and systems.


Data Connectors, representing the largest cybersecurity community in North America, announced it will hold its first Virtual Cybersecurity Summit. “Our community has universally expressed appreciation that we will continue to provide opportunities for education and collaboration with government agencies and solution providers,” said Dawn Morrissey, CEO and founder at Data Connectors. 


A consortium made up of Jaguar Land Rover, AppyWay (formerly AppyParking), Coventry City Council, Milton Keynes Council and managed by WhiteWillow Consulting announced their Innovate UK funded project, ‘ParkAV’, is spearheading technical and commercial research to help realize level 4/5 CAV adoption in cities. The project aims to solve the issue of where these vehicles will drop off passengers, and how they park between trips to recharge.


AppyWay has announced their partnership with TFL and the London Freight lab to innovate freight and servicing in London. As part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has created a freight and servicing action plan to tackle the poor air quality, congestion and road traffic accidents that have increased as a result of urban migration and the rise of online shopping. 


SKIDATA urges owners of parking assets to look to frictionless parking to protect their staff and patrons, and promote public health. “Owners and operators who already have frictionless technologies in place should encourage tenants and parking patrons to take advantage of the technology and create user accounts. And those who don’t should look into expanding their current equipment into frictionless technology suites,” said Chris McKenty, SKIDATA Vice President. SKIDATA announced that it has completed the installation of a parking technology suite at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center. The parking technology suite includes advanced Parking Access and Revenue Control (PARCS) equipment, pay-on-foot kiosks, and an integrated validation system. 


EnSight Technologies announced that it has been selected to install its smart, simple, and scalable parking guidance technology at 601 Marshall Street, a Class A office building in the heart of Redwood City, California. EnSight’s technology will help tenants and visitors find available parking quickly and conveniently.


The parking industry commends swift action in bipartisan passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES). The scale and scope of the legislation will help small businesses and larger companies bridge the devastating collapse of business during the COVID-19 crisis. Senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle, as well as the Treasury department were in close contact with parking industry leaders throughout the negotiations.


Alan Lazowski, Chief Executive Officer of LAZ Parking, underscored his company’s commitment to protecting customers, clients and employees impacted by the evolving threat of COVID-19, or Coronavirus. Lazowski also assured employees that the LAZ senior leadership response team is monitoring the unfolding situation, tracking developments, and taking all recommended measures to keep everyone safe.


Park Assist has been selected to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. SMH is one of five hospitals owned and operated by Scripps Health. This hospital has been serving the La Jolla community for close to 100 years and is one of the highest-ranking hospitals in the San Diego area. 


MobileNOW! is pleased to provide a platform that supports the lifestyle changes we are all asked to make immediately. With social distancing and infection control top of mind, the MobileNOW! app enables customers and employees to manage parking sessions remotely, access receipts online, minimize contact with frequently touched surfaces, minimize contact with cash, and maintain
social distancing.


Q-Free announced it will deploy a comprehensive parking guidance system (PGS) at the Victorian Square parking garage in Sparks, Nevada. The system will provide real-time information on available spaces, making it easier for drivers to find parking. It will also allow the city to post parking availability information through an app or website, further enabling drivers to better plan their parking in the city.


BendPak is opening a new 100,000-square-foot distribution center near Mobile, Alabama, to better serve customers in the eastern United States. The administrative and shipping complex, which is expected to be fully operational within 60 days, is located in Theodore, just a short drive from the expanding Port of Mobile. 


OHBA Home Builder of The Year, Tridel, has awarded LocoMobi World the contract to install their License Plate Recognition (LPR) system, CondoPark parking management software, Interactive Feedback System, and Added Awareness Intelligent Alert System at Aquabella Bayside in Toronto. The system provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests by reading license plates.


TagMaster launched a cost savings program at its operations in Sweden, the United Kingdom, France and the United States to counter the supply and demand changes caused by the global Corona pandemic. The program includes short-term permits, short-term weeks, changed purchasing routines and general cost savings.


Parkex, due to be held at the Ricoh Arena Coventry June 16-18, will be postponed. We are working to secure a date in the summer of 2021 when we can reschedule the sector’s largest parking trade show at the NEC, Birmingham. The BPA team, in collaboration with Hemming Group Ltd and Brintex, has taken the difficult decision to postpone this highly anticipated event.


ECO Parking Technologies has recently launched a brand-new website supporting their new Falcon Vision Parking Guidance System – ECOParkingTechnologies.com. “With the development and successful implementation of FALCON VISION, ECO has been busy serving customers across all sectors of the parking industry,” commented Jeff Pinyot, President & Chief Strategy Officer of ECO Parking Technologies.


Inugo has launched their third generation Intelligent Gate Controller. The hardware has undergone a complete overhaul in design along with communication enhancements, increasing the ease and speed by which vehicles can enter parking facilities. “The new pedestal design has been a great advancement, for both easier installation and simpler integration with existing PARCS equipment,” says CEO Ben Martel.


Park Assist was selected by Cache Creek Casino to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) in Brooks, California. The Casino, owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, is located about 1.5 hours from San Francisco. On a typical weekend the parking garage is often at maximum capacity and during special events it is overflowing.


SP Plus Corporation has been selected as the parking management company to serve Park-Line Miami, a luxury residential community at Virgin MiamiCentral. The parking facility includes four levels to accommodate more than 900 vehicles. “SP+’s parking expertise, focus on customer service and corporate culture were necessary attributes when choosing a partner for Park-Line Miami,” commented Najam Syed, Head of Asset Management at Virgin Trains U.S.A.


In Arkansas, the Bentonville Street Department is using TraffiCloud from All Traffic Solutions to determine how to solve current road safety challenges and plan for the future. A significant development is that TraffiCloud will also provide data that will be used to measure and plan road capacity needs in line with future economic expansion.


In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, HonkMobile, a provider of electronic payments for the parking industry, announced today it will be providing its HonkTAP pay stations to owners and operators of parking across North America at no cost in an effort to encourage drivers everywhere to pay for parking via contactless payments. The World Health Organization recently issued a statement urging consumers to use contactless payments whenever possible.


Barnacle Parking Enforcement has integrated their Enterprise Management System with Ballparc’s cloud-based enforcement platform. The new integration will support mutual customers including Premier Parking and Allpro Parking. The Barnacle and Ballparc integration allows Parking Enforcement Officers to deploy devices in the BarnacleEnforcer application, with current violations automatically retrieved from Ballparc.


ParkVia has been named Parking Provider of the Year at this year’s British Parking Awards. ParkVia was presented with the award by a 20-member jury of experts from the parking, transport and motoring sector with its examples of exceptional service, innovation and team collaboration.


EDC Corporation, the Syracuse, NY-based developer of the AIMS Parking Management suite of parking management solutions, announced that it has introduced e-Ticketing functionality in conjunction with the company’s proven and popular LPR technology. E-ticketing enables parking staff to issue citations within the parking office, using the violator’s license plate as the primary credential. 


When San Juan Capistrano’s newest hotel, Inn at the Mission, opens this spring it will offer guests an extraordinarily safe, secure, and hassle-free parking experience with a state-of-the-art parking technology suite. San Diego-based Access Professional Systems announced that it has been selected to install an advanced TIBA revenue control suite, which will interface with the hotel’s Property Management System.


Barron Lighting Group is excited to announce the addition of the VARIUS LED Series to our family of horticultural lighting solutions,” said Heather McCune, Vice President, Sales Operations of Barron Lighting Group. The VARIUS LED grow lighting system is comprised of a series of single LED bars, each utilizing their own unique spectral distribution. 


Parking asset owners and operators can get ahead of the technology curve with the launch of FlashParking’s Hardware-as-a-Service, a purchasing model with no long-term contracts. FlashParking’s HaaS model wraps 21st century parking technology, business intelligence, and a lifetime equipment warranty with a predictable monthly payment. 


Parker Technology has been providing 24/7 customer support for the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI since September. With Parker’s customer service platform, guests and visitors to the Radisson Plaza Hotel can immediately reach a Parker Technology customer service representative if they experience problems when entering or exiting the hotel garage. 


The City of Hood River announces the launch of the mobile app, Passport Parking, for downtown parking. With this digital upgrade, residents and visitors can now conveniently pay for parking through their smartphones. Drivers can simply download the Passport Parking app from the App Store or Google Play, create an account with an email address or phone number and enter their license plate, zone number and duration of stay. 


Arrive announced that it has added industry-first features to its enterprise parking platform that will radically transform the way we park: a smart parking recommendation engine that suggests the best on-street or off-street place to park and transacts seamlessly using your voice, in-dash system or mobile phone. The platform, includes navigation details, traffic, weather, on-street parking prices and availability, and dynamically priced off-street parking.



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