Inrix and Apcoa Parking Group have announced a new partnership to exchange parking information.
The deal with Apcoa will provide Inrix with access to information from 1.4 million parking spaces at more than 9,000 locations in 13 countries, which will feed into its off-street parking service.
Existing Inrix customers will have their data updated with the additional information, and new customers will have the enhanced data available from launch.
“Parking remains a key issue for drivers and cities across the globe and is a major cause of traffic congestion,” said Alex Israel, general manager and vice president of parking at Inrix.
“We have seen lots of innovation in navigation but finding parking at your destination is a problem that still needs solving.”
Through the integration of data from the Inrix parking database of 100,000 locations across 8,700 cities in more than 100 countries, drivers in Europe who rely on Apcoa’s services and applications will benefit from enhanced parking information.
“This deal marks a turning point in the parking, automotive and mobility industries,” said Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO, Apcoa Parking Group. “We have joined forces with Inrix to enhance our digital services and improve the search for parking, which ultimately helps cities, the environment and of course drivers.
“Big data is set to have an increasing impact on the automotive and parking management industries, and this partnership will enable us to make parking more user-friendly and accessible for our customers.”
Inrix launched its first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by its integrated on-street parking solution in June 2015, before acquiring ParkMe, a leader in parking location, availability and reservations worldwide.