Parkmobile App Integrated into BMW & New Cities

There were many announcements from Parkmobile including new cities where the app is available and integration into BMW vehicles.  Parkmobile is available in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area, Kansas City, MO, Houston and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile parking and transit solutions in North America, announced 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.

Parkmobile announced that it has launched parking reservations capabilities into the Parkmobile App. Parkmobile currently enables consumers to pay on-demand for on-street and off-street parking in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada. With this enhanced functionality, available to owners and operators, Parkmobile will instantly enable its more than 6 million users to also find, reserve, and pay for parking in off-street parking facilities, delivering the only complete solution for all parking types through a single application. This release represents the next phase in Parkmobile’s mission to leverage technology and innovation to eliminate friction and maximize convenience and efficiency in parking for the owner, operator, and consumer.

Initially available in iOS, Parkmobile’s latest release is the first of its kind to offer an innovative and comprehensive app for all parking types. Markets launched include Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area, and Kansas City, MO, with many more scheduled to launch in the coming months.

  • Parkmobile and the City of Cape May announced a program that will allow customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at approximately 1,200 on-street parking spaces throughout downtown and along the beach. Customers will be able to use Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones to conveniently pay to park on-the-go. The app will go live to everyone starting on Friday, May 26 starting at 10 a.m.
  • The City of Houston and Parkmobile partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones using a free mobile application available for iPhone and Android.
  • Parkmobile announced its launch of space-level reservations at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With over 6 million active registered users and growing, Parkmobile enables consumers to find, reserve and pay for on and off-street parking in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada.

BMW & Parkmobile

In regards to BMW,  Parkmobile leveragethe 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 prepopulate the zone based on GPS coordinates, enabling 1-touch parking. The offering supports the capability to preselect 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 network 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.