INRIX Expands In-Car Parking Services with PayByPhone Partnership
NOVI, Mich., June 8, 2016
INRIX, Inc., a leading provider of dynamic connected car services worldwide, announced at TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 the integration of PayByPhone’s on-street parking data and payment options into INRIX’s end-to-end parking solution for the connected car. This partnership strengthens the prediction capabilities of INRIX On-Street Parking by adding historical and real-time parking transaction information. It also adds significant coverage to INRIX’s in-car payment solution in North America and Europe.
“PayByPhone plays a vital role in making INRIX On-Street Parking the highest quality service with the broadest coverage, and solidifies INRIX as the preferred end-to-end smart parking solution for the connected car,” said Alex Israel, Vice President and General Manager – Parking at INRIX. “In an industry where the most accurate data and seamlessly integrated user experiences will win, INRIX Parking will give our OEM partners a critical edge over the competition.”
INRIX launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, and introduced the first integrated on-street parking solution in 2015, which will soon be available in BMW ConnectedDrive. The company’s investment in the parking industry was highlighted by the acquisition of ParkMe in 2015, positioning INRIX as the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, including Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, as well as transportation agencies and drivers around the world.
“Our partnership with INRIX enables us to create an integrated solution for the connected car, allowing millions of consumers to easily and securely find and pay for parking right from their dashboard or companion app,” said Kush Parikh, CEO of PayByPhone. “Like INRIX, our goal is to provide intelligent parking solutions, and we’re excited that our high-quality data and payment services will be coming to cars very soon.”
Vancouver-based PayByPhone is an international leader in payment technologies with more than five million parking, tolling, public transit, bike share and EV charging transactions a month in cities across North America and Europe. With payments available via mobile web, smartphone, smart watch applications and now the car, PayByPhone makes it easy for consumers to handle parking transactions on-the-go for some of the largest and most complex parking markets throughout North America, France and the UK.
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and intelligent movement, a new approach that leverages big data and the cloud to help manage urban mobility. By aggregating a variety of sources and applying intelligence, INRIX delivers comprehensive data and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward.
Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small. We are literally everywhere with over 450 customers across 65 countries. INRIX has offices in Kirkland, WA, Seattle, Santa Monica, London, Manchester and Munich.