Self-driving cars are the next big unknown in the parking industry. Will they reduce the number of cars on the road? Where will they live? How does parking fit into the driverless future of the world?
First of all, building parking facilities costs, and so does maintaining them. In that sense, the term “free parking” is, in itself, already an oxymoron. In this post, though, we are looking at parking pricing from the perspective of city functionality. According to research, only smartly priced parking is a good idea - why? And how can that be achieved?
As a ParkMan user, you already know the basic (and awesome!) things that you can do with our parking app: see parking areas on the map, see the rates, extend or end parking whenever and pay for parking with one tap. In short, an overall improvement of the parking experience. (For a more concrete breakdown of the “traditional” parking experience, check our previous blog post).
Ekaterina, our Online Marketing Specialist, makes sure that as many drivers and parking providers as possible know about the awesomeness of the ParkMan app. It’s her making that the reach of our product and vision is constantly expanding, and that more and more people know that we can help them solve parking.
Now that tech is here, the one looming fear is that when some tasks will be replaced by automation, that will result in job loss. So, while digitalization is exciting, it also arises doubts and speculation. In this post, we will explain how technology affects parking operators - and why there's no reason to be afraid.
As of early in 2017, the ParkMan app has been in use in Italy, and currently works in three cities with more on the way. Our Country Manager for Italy, Francesco, our born and bred Sicilian is the reason Italy is one of the six countries where drivers can park with our parking app.
After successfully conquering terrain in Europe, ParkMan has made the big leap across the ocean and achieved the ultimate milestone: as of May 2017, we have our first client in the U.S.A.