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Quick Question Airport Edition: Covid Recovery, Hot Topics and Recent Developments

In less than a week our Airport Parking Network Event returns for its 13th edition. From 27th – 29th November, airport parking managers and solution providers will join together in Madrid to share their experiences and generate solutions to current parking challenges. Ahead of the event, three airport parking experts share their insights into how things stand with the industry. Read on to hear more from: Martin Draper, Consultant Advisor Parking & Ground Transportation Services at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) Michael Pruschak, Marketing, Parking Management, and …

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Industry Insights from Four Parking Experts

During our latest In the Spotlight interviews, we’ve heard from industry experts on a range of topics including the transition from hardware to software, the role of vision technology and machine learning, and the importance of green investments within the parking industry. Read on for short summaries of each of our latest interviews or watch the videos in full below. Filling a Parking Guidance Void with Vision Technology and Machine Learning Chris Scheppmann, Managing Member at EnSight Technologies joined In the Spotlight to explain how vision technology, when combined with AI and …

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What Was Trending at the NPA Convention & Expo 2022?

That’s a wrap for another excellent NPA Convention and Expo! Parking Network was delighted to exhibit yet again and meet with our parking peers from around the world. Held in Austin, Texas from September 18th-21st, parking professionals from across the globe, and on either side of the supply and demand divide, came together to showcase and discover cutting-edge technology tailored to the specific needs of the parking industry, With a focus on the mobilization of parking and reinvention of the industry in a post-covid world, the busy program explored the interconnection of technology, …

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Eight Parking Pioneers You Won’t Want to Miss at the Parking Network Start-Up Stage

It’s time to park the idea that our industry is outdated and instead embrace our thriving start-up ecosystem and culture of innovation. In celebration of the industry’s strength and vitality, Parking Network will present the Start-Up Stage at this year’s EPA Congress and Exhibition. Parking Network and the EPA will welcome eight parking and mobility newcomers to showcase their cutting-edge technology and solutions. Handpicked from the forefront of our industry, these rising stars and entrepreneurs will present a range of creative solutions for mobility, EV charging, and …

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Solar Farms, Range Anxiety, and Retail Trends – A Busy Silly Season

As I write this blog, sun blazing outside and desk fan buzzing in my ear, I’m glad that silly season is drawing to a close. That said, there have still been plenty of newsworthy parking headlines out there for the July and August recap, with EV charging, mobility hubs, solar parking, and changing retail trends all piquing my interest. Reducing EV Charging Range Anxiety and Delivering a Seamless Electric Lifestyle With an estimated 16.5 million electric cars on the road and more coming thanks to the commitment of major auto manufacturers, there is no doubt that we are heading into an …

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Eight Surprising Facts About Parking

From shocking statistics and world records to firsts and unusual stories, the parking world is full of fun facts and interesting trivia. Here are just eight of our favorites: 1.      The Average Car Spends 95% of Its Time Parked According to research conducted by Go City Wide, 95% of a car’s lifetime is spent being parked. So is it any wonder that parking is such a big business with so much technology behind it? 2.

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6 Unmissable Sessions at the EPA Congress & Exhibition 2022

Taking place from the 12th to the 14th of September, the twentieth edition European Parking Association Congress & Exhibition will be focusing on the EU green deal and the future of parking. Alongside the professional exhibition, the congress program will explore parking’s essential role within the urban mobility system and showcase integrated solutions for dynamic urban management. During the two-day long program, attendees can join sessions led by thought leaders from the parking and mobility industries as well as experts in science, politics, and technology.

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In the Spotlight with Eight Parking Industry Experts

Over the past couple of months, we've had the pleasure of interviewing several parking industry experts for our In the Spotlight video segment. They've shared their knowledge on a range of parking-related topics, addressing key trends in the industry and presenting innovative solutions to common challenges currently facing parking operators and managers. Below you will find key highlights from the video interviews, including the benefits of a channel partner model, preparing for the future of mobility, and the role of AI in smart cities.

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Webinars You Can Watch On Demand

Our webinar schedule has been fairly packed over the past few months, with a host of parking industry experts taking to the digital stage to present on a wide variety of topics, from parking payments and dynamic pricing to deep learning and AI. Perhaps you’ve been in the audience for one or more of these webinars yourself, or you’re suddenly feeling like you’ve missed out. Well, fear not, because many of our webinars are available on-demand, to watch at your own convenience.

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Here Comes the EV Parking Boom

In 2015, the Paris Agreement ushered in a new era of international climate change commitments, in the wake of which ground-breaking policy initiatives were adopted. One such initiative is the European Green Deal, approved by the European Commission in 2020, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. Similar reforms have been forthcoming across the Atlantic, by way of the recently updated US climate plan. The transport sector (and consequently the parking industry) is a major contributor to carbon emissions and will continue to see significant changes in the areas of electrifying …

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Parking Industry Blog

As the Content team at Parking Network we are responsible for gathering information about the parking industry from all around the world and posting it on this website. We also write a blog to provide even more news and relevant information about parking. If you have any ideas or information that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us.