New agreement could mean integration of parking guidance and payment into single mobile phone app

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Parkmobile USA, Inc. and Streetline Inc. have announced that they have formed an agreement to integrate their smart parking technologies, including pay by phone and parking guidance, into their mobile phone applications.

Together the companies will create the world’s first parking app that integrates motorist guidance with mobile payments for parking, offering drivers the ability to choose the best place to park based on distance and cost, while paying for a parking space from the convenience of their mobile phone in select locations.

According to the agreement, Streetline will integrate Parkmobile’s pay by phone option into Parker, Streetline’s new parking guidance mobile app that gives drivers an instant, location-based map pinpointing the city blocks with the most available parking spaces. The Streetline Parker app also delivers information about parking space time limits, pricing, and types of payments accepted.

In turn, Parkmobile will integrate Streetline’s Parker guidance app into its pay by phone parking service – giving drivers the ability to find available spaces that accept payment by mobile phone.  Through its ground breaking payment app, the first of its kind in the market, Parkmobile offers users a simple and convenient way to safely pay for parking with just the touch of a few buttons.

“We are excited to partner with Parkmobile to offer this first of a kind service to motorists who are constantly looking for two things – to find cheap parking fast and pay for it easily,” said Zia Yusuf, CEO of Streetline. “Drivers will not only have an app to guide them to the closest open parking spot, but have a convenient mobile payment capability as well.”

“We are pleased to integrate Streetline’s Parker app with Parkmobile’s pay by phone parking solution,” said Albert Bogaard, President and CEO of Parkmobile USA.  “Parkmobile offers Streetline Parker users a new and better way to pay for parking. It’s faster, more convenient and offers a better customer experience, while Parkmobile users can add parking guidance to find the best parking spaces.”

Parkmobile is the global market leader in innovative parking solutions for municipalities and off-street parking facilities. Parkmobile’s holistic parking solution is currently operational in cities around the world. Recent customer satisfaction surveys indicated that using pay by phone is the preferred method of parking.

Streetline’s Parker app is based on Streetline’s patented smart parking platform that detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in each parking space. This information is then transmitted back to mobile smart phones and web applications that give drivers a live, accurate picture of open parking spaces across a city. The entire system helps cities, airports, universities, transit operators and private organizations reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and alleviate the environmental impact of traffic caused by parking.

Now there’s an app I can’t wait to use over here in Europe!