Inrix Helps Drivers Shave Time off Trips with Parking Navigation Tool

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For those prac­tic­ing cre­ative visu­al­iz­ing tech­niques, sim­i­lar to meth­ods used by Olympic gold medal­ists who had envi­sioned them­selves surg­ing past their oppo­nents at the fin­ish line, find­ing a park­ing space ahead of time is a typ­i­cal expe­ri­ence. But for those unwill­ing to learn such med­i­ta­tion tech­niques, what about a cut­ting edge nav­i­ga­tion tool that will do the work for you? Inrix, a traf­fic data provider to sev­eral car­mak­ers, debuted such a prod­uct in Las Vegas at the Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show. Inrix Park­ing pro­vides live infor­ma­tion on avail­able park­ing spaces and prices that’s sent directly to dri­vers. Pre­vi­ously, there have been sep­a­rate smart­phone apps avail­able, but Inrix is aggre­gat­ing all the needed data on an inter­na­tional basis, and inte­grat­ing it with nav­i­ga­tion and traf­fic infor­ma­tion. Park­ing infor­ma­tion tends to be very frag­mented with a lot of inde­pen­dent oper­a­tors and a lot of infor­ma­tion is lack­ing on the inter­net, said Scott Sed­lik, VP of prod­uct plan­ning and mar­ket devel­op­ment at Inrix. To deal with that chal­lenge, Inrix is part­ner­ing with two com­pa­nies that col­lect park­ing infor­ma­tion – ParkMe in North Amer­ica and Parko­pe­dia in Europe. So far, they’ve found access to 18,000 park­ing facil­i­ties in North Amer­ica and 42,000 in Europe.

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