Welcome!

News Feed Item

Parkmobile mobile payment solution now available in Volvo cars

- Parkmobile app offers Volvo drivers an easy way to pay for parking

ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile, a leading provider of services that enable users to pay for parking from their smartphones, has announced its app is compatible with Volvo Sensus Connect. With a few pushes of the node, drivers will be able to pay for a parking space with an on-file credit or debit card, eliminating the need to touch their mobile phone while driving.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/CL86065LOGO)

"Parkmobile enhances the parking experience by eliminating the need to swipe a card or feed coins to a meter," said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO at Parkmobile. "We are excited to extend the Parkmobile offering to the connected car through our collaboration with Volvo Car Group. "Parkmobile looks forward to working with Volvo to offer drivers a more robust means of driving and parking," Fuzzell added.

While it varies from location to location, in some cases drivers can receive a reminder to their smartphone 15 minutes prior to the expiration of their parking session, enabling them to remotely extend their parking session if they have not exceeded the maximum allowed time.

With the launch of Sensus Connect, Volvo Cars reveals the updated on-board solution for connected services, infotainment, navigation and audio. Now, Volvo Cars truly offers customers a fully connected experience. The cloud-based services allow drivers to find and pay for parking from their car.

The application is based on car2infrastructure communication and points the way of new possibilities when the car starts to "communicate" with its surroundings.

The solution is implemented and operated as a managed service of a global cloud-based solution with regional and central nodes. These nodes enable efficient provision and communication of services and information to the cars.

All in all, the 'cloud' offers great flexibility to adjust capacity and local presence of content based end-user demands. The solution covers all Volvo Cars markets around the globe.

"By choosing partners who are the very best in their individual fields such as the parking service provider Parkmobile, we were able to focus on what we do best, providing a safe, comfortable and highly enjoyable ride," says David Holecek, Connectivity Brand Manager at Volvo Cars. "It's all about giving a Volvo driver an enjoyable and intuitive experience. By offering our customers the possibility to find and pay for parking from their car, we truly add value to their everyday life and make it easier."

The updated Sensus Connect will be available in all new Volvo models starting in May 2014. Drivers who already have Sensus Connect in their cars today will be offered an update for their system.

Parkmobile, for iOS, Android, and other devices, is now compatible the parking functionality within Volvo Car. To download Parkmobile, visit http://us.parkmobile.com/members/members-mobile-apps/.

About Parkmobile 
Parkmobile is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, parking guidance using business analytics and parking.  Its offerings include mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit experience.  Their services are used in more than 500 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users.  Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and its call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S.  Parkmobile's investors include BCD Group and Fontinalis Partners.  With annual global revenues of $22.8 billion, including $8.5 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in the corporate and online travel, and off-airport and mobile parking industry. Co-founded by Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford, Fontinalis Partners invests in technology companies improving next-generation mobility. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/ParkmobileUSA or on Twitter @Parkmobile.

About Volvo Car Group
The first mass-produced Volvo car rolled off the production line in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1927. Since then, we have delivered a steady stream of cars equipped with world-leading innovations and world-leading safety-features. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales in about 100 countries. We produce premium cars with the following body types: Sedans, Estates, Sportswagons, Cross Country vehicles and SUVs. Our corporate and brand strategy is "Designed Around You" and puts people at the heart of everything we do. As a responsible company, we want to contribute to a more sustainable society. To ensure that we are in harmony with customers and society, we do our part by spearheading the development of sustainable mobility - from plug-in hybrids and all electric cars to large-scale projects with autonomous driving cars. We are proud to continuously deliver world-first solutions; innovations that put people first, by saving and simplifying their lives. For more information please visit www.volvocars.com/intl/, www.facebook.com/Volvo-Cars#!/Volvo

SOURCE Parkmobile

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
How will your company move to the cloud while ensuring a solid security posture? Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is ...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There’s a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it’s not. It’s about your business. It shouldn’t be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...