ParkWhiz, the Official Parking App of NAIAS, will share with show visitors how drivers can use Google Home and Amazon Alexa to find, reserve and pay for parking on demand. A leading provider of scalable, on-demand parking services to both consumers and enterprise customers, ParkWhiz will be exhibiting in AutoMobili-D, Jan. 14 -21.
ParkWhiz will be conducting product demonstrations at its display and feature a giveaway of Google Home and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
With ParkWhiz, drivers can locate parking near an address or landmark, calculate walking time to their destination and book a space. Once booked, drivers will receive an email notification with a parking pass they can display on their smartphone for validation.
According to company officials, ParkWhiz is the first on-demand parking service to develop a hands-free method to find a parking space. The company expects that enabling voice-activated transactions will increase both safety and convenience for drivers as auto manufacturers build voice technology into connected cars.
“These new features will allow drivers to focus on their destination rather than the hassle of finding parking,” said Jeff Judge, chief technology officer at ParkWhiz. “comScore predicts over 50 percent of the world’s searches will be performed via voice by the end of 2020. Not only do we believe integrating this growing technology into our experience will put ParkWhiz on the cutting edge, we believe it will push the envelope for all players in the mobility tech space,” he said. “We’re excited to lead the charge in the future of transportation.”
ParkWhiz helps consumers find parking with detailed data on over 27,000 parking facilities across the United States and Canada. It delivers integrated parking data and transactional solutions to millions of consumers, mobile devices and connected vehicles through partners like Ford, Ticketmaster, Stubhub and more. For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com.