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Know the Direct and Indirect Competition of Your Parking Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2016 4:42:16 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Marketplace, Parking management, Online parking

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Parking companies are fighting for customers on two levels: direct and indirect. When they are focusing on direct competition, there’s a real risk that it happens at the cost of the just as important indirect market battles.

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How Parking Shapes Cities Pt 2 - Parking Meters at Every Corner

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2016 2:21:44 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Parking, Parking facts

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After cars became a mainstream item during the 1920s and 30s, their number went up steadily. Of course, the needed number of streets, highways and parking spaces went up at the same rate. This started a whole new chapter in the history of parking

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Are Parking Brokers the New Airline Brokers? No, and Here’s Why

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 5:45:16 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Parking app, Online parking

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Parking is moving online. It's more and more operated on online platforms that bring drivers and parking providers together. And just like in the travel industry, there will be brokers. How are parking brokers different from travel brokers?

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You’re Risking Your City by Ignoring Traffic Congestion

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2016 12:14:35 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Smart city, Accessible city, Parking management

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A city is like the human body. The street network is the cardiovascular system of a city, that makes sure the city functions well when it comes to people, traffic and business and well, everything. When every aspect is in order (in other words, the body is healthy), there are no problems. When something is not right, the health problems start.

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Car Rental Companies Are Adopting ParkMan

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2016 4:25:25 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Parking, Smart city, Parking news, ParkMan news

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Exciting news from the world of ParkMan! We have established cooperation with car rentals. We’ve recently partnered up with EkoRent in Finland and Green Mobility in Denmark to together strive for great customer experiences and more sustainable cities. 

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How Parking Shapes Cities Pt 1 - Dawn of the New Urban Landscape

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2016 5:23:02 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Parking, Parking facts

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Parking has had a much greater effect on the urban life than we even realize. Although it’s not one of those things that first come to mind when thinking about the key features of a city, it is in fact one of the defining characteristics of modern infrastructure.

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What Is Invisible Technology and Why Does the Parking Industry Need It

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 11:11:15 AM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Smart city, Parking app, Online parking

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The very essence of technology nowadays is invisibility - you don’t see it, but it’s there, all the time and with everything you do. Just like any other industry, parking must adopt the concept of invisible technology in order to survive in the digital world.

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8 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Parking

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2016 5:48:56 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Parking, Parking facts

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Like any other topic in the world, parking also has its curiosities. As a long-standing industry on the verge of a revolution towards online parking, it has a rich history that keeps on evolving as time goes by. Let’s take a look at some of the most fascinating facts about parking from all over the world.

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5 Reasons Why Parking Signs Are the Worst

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2016 11:57:49 AM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Smart city, Parking management, Parking signage

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Parking management has traditionally been, and still is, done mainly with traffic signs. In the digital age, it seems strange that information is still given with hardware, especially when it works so poorly. 

 

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Crowdsourcing vs Sensors: How to Successfully Manage On-Street Parking

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2016 4:24:24 PM / by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted in Smart city, Parking app, Online parking

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The parking industry has for long tried to solve the issue of detecting how many people are parking, where and when, and how many spaces are unoccupied at any given time. Crowdsourcing offers a solution that is both cost-effective and accurate compared to previous attempts.

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