Drivers looking for parking account for up to a third of all traffic in major cities, according to INRIX, a provider of traffic information, directions, driver services, apps, and tools to car makers and other businesses. The company’s proudct Park Service provides drivers with continuously updated pricing, hours, and availability information for participating off-street parking locations in North America and Europe. The service will be available immediately with all active Audi connect accounts. In the U.S. market, the service brings new benefits to more than 100,000 Audi models on the road today.
More than 18,000 parking locations in the U.S. and 42,000 more across Europe participate in the program. With the INRIX Park, Audi connect customers gain the ability to easily compare rates, gauge proximity to their destination and get turn-by-turn directions to parking entrances. The roster of available parking destinations will continue to grow as data on the locations and available spaces builds.
“Together with Audi we’re making it easier to get new integrated navigation services in your vehicle than it is to update your smartphone,” said Bryan Mistele of INRIX. “With drivers looking for parking accounting for up to a third of all traffic in our cities, INRIX Park demonstrates how new data driven services can help drivers save time and frustration on the road.”
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