Parkmobile announced the availability of its full platform capabilities as an integrated OEM offering in all new BMW vehicles. It currently enables user to find, reserve, and pay for parking through a single app in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada. In addition to reserving parking directly through the car navigation system or companion ParkNow app, BMW drivers can also initiate and pay for on-street and off-street parking across the Parkmobile Network.
Leveraging the car navigation system and GPS, when parking on-street or in other Parkmobile enabled locations, BMW cars will prompt drivers to begin a parking session through the dashboard screen seamlessly and without the need to either pay a meter or initiate a session via mobile app. Similar to the Parkmobile App, the vehicle will prepopulate the zone based on GPS coordinates, enabling 1-touch parking.
The offering supports the capability to preselect the amount of time a driver wants to purchase, with the ability to manage and extend sessions remotely through the companion ParkNow app or Parkmobile app while away from their vehicle. In addition, where parking rules allow, the platform supports start-stop parking sessions whereby the parking session terminates automatically when the driver returns to the automobile and commences driving.