Published: November 11, 2014 | Germany
INRIX®, Inc. announced that it is expanding its partnership with Volkswagen to launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel services in new Passat models equipped with Discover Pro and Car-Net navigation in Europe. This follows Volkswagen expanding INRIX real-time traffic information in Europe earlier this year. INRIX parking and fuel services will be available in other new Volkswagen models in Europe next year.
As a real-time connected service, INRIX Park goes beyond static parking Points-Of-Interest (POIs) to provide the current cost to park, real-time information on the number of available spaces and detailed location information for a continuously expanding and updated database of 55,000 off street parking locations in 41 countries in Europe. INRIX Fuel provides location, real-time pricing and payment option information for more than 170,000 fuel stations (94% of total market) in 22 European countries.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Volkswagen to include, for the first time, our parking and fuel services. Volkswagen drivers already benefit from INRIX real-time traffic information and the addition of our parking and fuel services will further help them to save time, money and frustration and reduce congestion on our roads.” – Andreas Hecht, Vice President & General Manager of Automotive, INRIX
Volkswagen will launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel in new Passat models from December 2014 that include the automaker’s top-of-the-range Discover Pro navigation system, with its 8 inch touchscreen colour display and 3D map navigation with voice control, and Car-Net, its mobile online services platform. Volkswagen will launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel in other models using Discover Pro from next year.