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Find great parking in major US cities

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This integration provides parking guidance via smartphones, in-car navigation systems, and ... More

Editor's review

Published 6 Jul 2012

Parking is one of the banes of the modern city, isn't it? It can be hard to find and quite expensive. Very expensive if you get parking fines. For the city council it causes headaches as well as a valuable form of income. For the commuter there is little more frustrating than being behind someone new to the city looking for somewhere to park their car and see the sights. ParkMe goes some way to alleviating many of those problems by providing parking data to give solutions to the seemingly eternal problem of big city parking. This free transport and travel application for smartphone rolls out masses of info on the best places to park in major US cities.

ParkMe, one of the  leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data in the US and formerly known as Parking in Motion have joined together with Parkeon, the worldwide leader in multi-space parking solutions, to put together an integration which will enable the companies to provide free parking solutions to residents of major US cities. This integration provides parking guidance via smartphones, in-car navigation systems and personal computers. It even includes maps displaying the best places to find parking. In order to achieve this, ParkMe’s system combines meter transaction data from the Parkeon system with historical occupancy information, parking space turnover, rates, the time of day, day of week and a complex series of proprietary algorithms. In addition to helping motorists find parking, this system can help cities adjust their parking policies to ensure the proper occupancy level on the street. And, by guiding motorists to the most available parking areas, cities not only ensure a higher level of driver satisfaction, but also help reduce their environmental footprint. Traffic in cities is improved as well, opening up lanes for other motorists and buses. Businesses can also download a free widget to add to their websites that will enable their customers or other visitors to find available parking nearby.

I'm sure your city is just the same as the one that I live in. Clogged and hard to find a park. ParkMe is a very well researched free transport application that amalgamates official traffic and parking information to provide free parking spots in major US cities. Of course there are many benefits for this, not the least the lessening of a city's carbon imprint as cars won't spend ages trawling the backstreets looking for a parking spot. ParkMe suggests to me that this is an app that the savvy resident or traveler will gobble up to get one up on the rest of the city.

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