evopark and PARCO Start Cooperation
App Based Parking in Car Parks with Mobility CONNECT
The technology provider evopark starts a cooperation with the provider of traffic management solutions SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS GmbH for their mobile parking app PARCO. By connecting the app to the manufacturer- independent mobility CONNECT platform, in the future, PARCO users will be able to park and pay digitally in many car parks. Instead of pulling out a ticket, drivers can use their registration in the PARCO app to park contactless and cashless in connected car parks via license plate recognition (LPR) in connected car parks.
PARCO is the end-customer parking service of SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS GmbH and is currently available in more than 200 German cities for on-street parking. With the PARCO app, mobilists can conveniently find and compare curb side parking spaces or parking spaces in public areas, let themselves be navigated there and pay for their parking transaction via smartphone. By connecting to mobility CONNECT, PARCO is opening up the new business field of off-street parking. The parking process in the car park then starts and ends automatically with the entry and exit due to the integration to evopark. All parking transactions can be viewed in the personal customer account permanently and at any time.
Both companies benefit from this exciting cooperation. evopark gains another strong partner for the expansion of its mobility CONNECT network and PARCO benefits from the network of already connected parking operators as well as car parks. The cooperation is focused on Germany for now, however, the extension to other international markets is a significant milestone on the roadmap for both companies in the course of the next few years.
Henk de Bruin, Managing Director at evopark, says: "For us, the cooperation with SWARCO and their parking app PARCO is an important milestone building block on the way to becoming the leading provider of an integration platform between mobility providers and car park operators. SWARCO has been an important strategic partner of the Scheidt & Bachmann Group for many years and we are looking forward to the cooperation in the field of "digital parking". We are convinced that this will lead to a higher acceptance of digital solutions in the parking industry and increase the number of digital transactions. Parking garage operators will thus have another important app provider available for the application in the off-street sector in the future."
Uwe Pertz, Head of Parking & Electromobility at SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS GmbH, adds: "The cooperation with evopark is another important step towards simplifying the parking process for mobilists in cities. With our PARCO app, users can already park in more than 200 German cities today. We display detailed information on available public parking spaces at the curbside and in parking areas, enable easy navigation via smartphone, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and finally offer convenient payment of the parking session directly from the mobile phone using payment methods such as Google Pay, Apple Pay, credit card or SEPA direct debit. All of this without wasting any paper – instead, we provide cashless billing to the minute for on-street parking and parking tariff-based billing for connected car parks. We are pleased to integrate the evopark car parks that are already connected to mobility CONNECT, into the PARCO app and thus further broaden the offer for our customers."
evopark is a German company, based in Cologne. It was founded in 2014 as a start-up with the aim to significantly simplify parking for motorists. Today evopark is renowned as the digital pioneer in the German parking industry and focuses on digital end-to-end products for parking operators and mobility providers. evopark has developed various digital parking solutions for B2B partners such as Daimler or Porsche. The solutions help to increase the online visibility and attractiveness of car park offers for the end customer. They support operators in digitizing their paper-based processes, enabling them to offer new innovative parking services and help to improve the efficient occupancy of car parks and thus result in a reduced traffic searching for parking. Mobility providers use the platform mobility CONNECT to offer their customers digital, innovative parking services. Since 2018 evopark belongs to the Scheidt & Bachmann Group, an internationally operating system house and leading supplier of parking solutions, systems for fare collection, systems for fuel stations and systems for signalling technology. Jointly, the companies offer digital solutions that cover the entire customer journey of parking. Find out more about evopark at https://www.evopark.com/en/start-en/.
About PARCO and SWARCO:
PARCO is the end-customer parking service of the traffic management solutions provider SWARCO
Traffic Systems GmbH. The development was launched in 2018 with the aim of supporting cities in digitizing their parking management, making it easier for road users to find a suitable free parking space, and enabling digital – meaning ticketless and cashless - parking payment across cities. The app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and is initially available in Germany. Further information can be found at https://parco-app.de/.
SWARCO's guiding principle is to improve the quality of life by making travel safer, faster, more comfortable and more environmentally friendly. To this end, the Austrian transport technology group produces and supplies a wide range of products, systems, services and turnkey solutions in the fields of road marking, urban and extra-urban traffic control, parking and public transport. Cooperative systems, infrastructure-to-vehicle communication, electromobility and integrated software solutions for the liveable city are forward-looking topics in the group's portfolio.
SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH is the largest company in the SWARCO Group. The company is a system integrator for traffic signal systems and intersection control systems, motorway and tunnel guidance systems, parking guidance systems and charging infrastructure for e-vehicles, including software development. A Germany-wide network of service technicians ensures that the traffic technology systems are ready for use and well maintained around the clock. The company is shaping the mobility of the future through solutions for connected, cooperative driving, holistic parking and charging management of fleets and cities, and nitrogen reduction in cities.
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