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By Michael Giles and Jeff Powell   |   2 min. read Google Maps announced a groundbreaking in-app feature last month, triggering a surge of appreciation from electric vehicle (EV) owners across the globe. Now, by simply typing keywords like “EV charger” or “EV charging” into the Google Maps search bar, drivers can instantly pinpoint...
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By Jeff Van Allen     |         3 min read What is Mobile LPR Technology? Mobile license plate recognition (LPR) is one of the most effective parking enforcement methods available today. Using a series of cameras, infrared lights, optical character recognition software, and license plate databases, mobile LPR allows patrollers to monitor parking...
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Ridesharing Companies in Healthcare: What You Need to Know
In the last 12 months, multiple app-based ridesharing companies have announced plans to enter the healthcare industry by offering patient transportation programs. The move comes at a time where hospitals are increasingly challenged with expanding their service offerings while maintaining their primary focus on clinical care. Healthcare Ridesharing – What Does it Mean? An Estimate...
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Impark Parking Insights: Autonomous Vehicles and the Impact on Parking
Where we’re going In September 2017, the U.S. House passed the SELF DRIVE Act, which permits AV manufacturers to deploy up to 25,000 test vehicles per year and 100,000 annually in three years’ time. Some states, including Washington, have gone even further, signing executive orders that enable test programs to take place without a human...
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EV chargers are popping up at stunning speed in parking facilities across North America. The University of Michigan estimates that in the U.S. alone, there are over 16,000 public electric vehicle charging stations, with nearly 43,000 individual charging connectors or plugs. For EV drivers, this is great news. Charge point popularity is helping to subvert...
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VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 7, 2017): Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) announced today the deployment at parking facilities throughout Canada of hangTag™, a new parking app. HangTag allows parkers to conveniently locate parking facilities on a map, view lot details, get driving directions, and pay for parking without going to the meter. The app also provides...
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VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 25, 2017): Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) announced today the deployment at parking facilities in London and Sudbury of hangTag™ , a new parking app. HangTag allows parkers to conveniently locate parking facilities on a map, view lot details, get driving directions, and pay for parking without going to the meter. The...
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Cooling solar installation prices could trigger a hot new trend in the parking industry. The growth of solar initiatives in the parking sector has, until now, been stunted by sky-high prices — but it appears that the leader of the renewable energy market is on the road to affordability. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)...
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VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 11, 2017): Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) announced today the deployment at parking facilities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of hangTagTM; a new parking app. HangTag allows parkers to conveniently locate parking facilities on a map, view lot details, get driving directions, and pay for parking without going to the meter....
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