NYC Adopts App-Based Parking Payments
New York City this week made it possible to pay for parking via smartphone. ParkNYC is an app that motorists can use to register their car with the NYC parking system and make payments for parking spots in midtown Manhattan. The service is being offered by the city's Department of Transportation with help from Parkmobile. Properly parked cars' details will be added to NYPD traffic enforcement agents' handheld devices, allowing officers to verify payment details. The app offers alerts to let motorists know when their parking time is about to expire and in some instances will offer them the ability to extend their parking time via additional payments. DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said that while the service is limited to portions of Manhattan at launch, it will expand to all 85,000 parking spaces citywide by summer 2017. The ParkNYC app is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Apr 26, 2017
Google has this week made good on previous promises to make it easier for people to locate their cars after parking them. Maps for Android and iOS is being updated with a dedicated "Save Your Parking" tool that lets people not only pinpoint the location of their car on a map, but add details such as floor level, section, or parking spot for large parking structures.
Aug 29, 2017
Google today expanded the availability of Google Maps' parking tools. To start, the existing "how difficult is it to park" feature is accessible to 25 new cities outside the U.S.
Jan 26, 2017
Google today added a tool to Google Maps that helps people gauge how difficult parking will be when they arrive at their destination. Google will rate parking difficulty across 25 metro regions in the U.S., including major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, and Atlanta.
Nov 12, 2018
iPhone owners will soon be able to unlock and start their Volkswagen using Siri commands. Volkswagen of America today said it is bringing Siri support to its VW Car-Net mobile app.