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BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city traffic

BMW has acquired Parkmobile, an app that provides guidance and services for those looking for parking in North America, including on-street and garage parking payments and spot reservation. BMW Group

Ford and Autonomic are building a smart city cloud platform

Ford and Silicon Valley-based Autonomic will work together to build a new open platform upon which cities can build out infrastructure communications, including connected traffic lights and parking sp

Parking Kitty makes parking in Portland adorable

Portland, Oregon, continued to keep it weird (and cute) this week when it rolled out Parking Kitty, a new app that lets you pay for metered parking. The app is based on Passport, one of the largest pa

SpotHero acquires Parking Panda

SpotHero is an app that allows you, a driver in search of a space, to reserve and prepay for a spot in a parking garage before you even leave the house. Parking Panda came at the problem from the othe

See you on Wednesday in Boulder

A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Companies will have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges a

Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter

Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the ma

Google Maps will now tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

A new feature in Google Maps will help you find parking – or rather, it will mentally prepare you for how difficult it will be to find a parking space at your destination. Google says it’s

Volkswagen purchases PayByPhone for parking

PayByPhone, the app that lets you pay for parking (and parking tickets) with a smartphone, has been acquired by Volkswagen Financial Services. PayByPhone is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and o

The Barnacle means no more boots on your wheel

The Barnacle is a new way for parking patrols to immobilize vehicles. Instead of using a boot to keep a wheel from moving, officers can slap a Barnacle across the windshield, suction it to the glass,

SpotHero is ready for the future of autonomous parking

SpotHero is not new to the on-demand parking game. It raised $2.5 million in 2012, and another $20 million in Series B funding in 2015. This for a service that allows drivers to prepay for a parking s

Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

Sometimes the government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the company that began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through the use technology, has been acquired. Fi

Meter Feeder lets you ditch coins and codes, pay for parking with GPS

Parking tickets actually earn cities less money than when people pay the meters like they should. The problem is that even new meters that let you pay by phone or credit are such a hassle that people

ParkWhiz Acquires BestParking, Announces $24M Raise

On-demand parking apps may not be the most glamorous of startups; they're mainly all about access. In addition to announcing its largest raise to date, ParkWhiz announced an acquisition today that wil

Ford Launches New Programs To Make Driving And Car Ownership Less Of A Hassle

Ford announced a number of new initiatives today that all aim to make driving and owning a car a little bit easier for Ford and non-Ford drivers alike. At the core of these new programs is FordPass &

Inrix Buys ParkMe To Add Smart Parking Services To Its Real Time Traffic Data

Inrix, a startup out of Washington that provides real-time traffic and other data to car companies like BMW and Tesla, tech companies like Samsung and Google, and 400 other enterprises, has made an ac

Anagog Raises $1M To Help Drivers Find Street Parking With Real-Time, Crowdsourced Data

One of the best decisions I ever made was to get rid of my car. The thing that really drove me over the edge? The constant search for parking, particularly in big cities, and the parking tickets that

Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that could indicate some additional functionality it’s building for its automotive-focused mobile features – the tech described offers a w

SF Sends Cease-And-Desist To Apps Selling Public Parking Spots

Turns out you’re not allowed to rent away public property like parking spots as if you owned them. Parking app Monkey Parking received a cease-and-desist order today from San Francisco’s City A

Parking Panda’s Parking Spot Rentals Service Launches In San Francisco And On iPhone

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.parkingpanda.com/">Parking Panda</a>, the startup that lets individuals rent out their unused parking spaces and allows garages to discount their lots during slow

Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

Anyone who’s ever driven in a city can attest to the fact that it’s an utter pain in the rear to find somewhere to park. New York in particular is a nightmare for skittish drivers (like myself), b
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