Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Parkopedia are working together to introduce better solutions for parking and charging.
The two firms will join their efforts to come up with enhanced parking information that will be offered through Apple Maps. The partnership means users on iOS can get parking information by simply visiting Apple Maps. Users can discover more than 40 million parking spots located in 75 countries throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America. The feature has been available in the US since March but the announcement highlights the official global launch. This means iOS users can use maps to find parking and it will not be limited to the US. However, it will only be accessible in countries that are supported but the two firms are working on getting access in more countries.
Apple and Parkopedia have also introduced simpler charges, payment types, and users can also get information about their location or the number of parking spaces available and more. The partnership will also introduce a search filter in the future so that it can allow users to find the most affordable parking lots first. Christina Onesirosan Martinez, head of marketing at Parkopedia stated that the firm was pleased to deliver information about more than 40 million parking spaces in 74 countries to customers through Apple Maps. Martinez described the move as a vital milestone for her firm.
The new features will go a long way in helping people to make parking reservations. There is an additional feature that will add value to electric vehicle owners by providing information on where they can charge their vehicles. Eugene Tsyrklevich, the CEO of Parkopedia stated that adding the new features to Apple Maps will allow users to reach their destination conveniently and go the extra mile to cater for their vehicle location. Apple believes that the changes will give it a more competitive edge over its rivals such as Google Maps from Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL).