Spark Parking and NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge semifinalist ParkWhiz partner to provide real-time parking availability

Spark Parking, a leading provider of parking management services, has partnered with ParkWhiz to offer a location-aware parking finder available via mobile phones.
ParkWhizs Mobile Parking Information Search application, a semifinalist in the 2007 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge, displays real-time parking occupancy to help drivers quickly locate available parking spaces that meet their requirements.

Spark Parking uses wireless sensor technology to deliver a range of parking management services to owners of parking lots and garages. ParkWhizs Mobile Parking Information Search tracks a driver's position via global positioning system (GPS) technology and delivers detailed parking information about the surrounding area. While on the move, drivers can get information on parking near destinations, including prices, specials, distance away, hours of operation, number of handicapped-driver spaces, and more. Drivers will also have the option to reserve parking in advance of reaching their destination. This partnership with Spark Parking allows ParkWhiz to also display real-time availability of parking spaces your mobile phone can now inform you if your preferred parking lot or garage is full. In the future, youll even be able to find street parking spaces via your mobile phone.

Parking your car can be a frustrating experience for consumers, said Aashish Dalal, CEO of ParkWhiz. By having access to detailed parking information and the option to reserve your spot before you reach your destination can save consumers time, money, and frustration. In addition to local GPS-powered searches, customers can also use ParkWhiz Mobile to search for parking by entering a city, state and zip code, save their favorite locations to the phone, and map their current location and all the available parking nearby.

About Spark Parking Inc.

Spark Parking is a dynamic company dedicated to reducing the expense and complexity of operating, enforcing, and auditing on-street and off-street parking. Using a simple, patented system based on wireless communications, Spark Parking offers parking monitoring and management services that allow cities, universities and businesses to generate parking revenue, improve parking availability, and make data-driven decisions in a cost-effective way.

About ParkWhiz Inc.

ParkWhiz represents a breakthrough in the way that people park. We help people park their cars quickly and efficiently by providing them with the tools to make an informed decision. Instead of driving around to find parking, you can use ParkWhiz to get the best parking to suit your needs.

For parking owners, ParkWhiz introduces revolutionary tools to turn your unused parking into cash. You can sell parking for special events, advertise monthly parking permits, and increase utilization of parking lots and garages.
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