Connected Vehicle

Telenav’s Vivid to use Parkopedia information

Global partnership enhances Telenav’s VIVID Commerce solution for automotive OEMs

Telenav and Parkopedia, have announced partnership, under which Telenav’s In-Car Commerce (ICC) products and services for automotive OEMs will feature Parkopedia’s on-and off-street parking information and an ability to reserve and pay for off-street parking.

VIVID Commerce, part of Telenav’s VIVID connected-car platform, enables merchants to offer in-car commerce to drivers and passengers in a safe and convenient manner. The partnership with Parkopedia and its integration into VIVID Commerce means that consumers will be able to search, reserve, and pay for parking directly from their vehicles. VIVID Commerce with Parkopedia leverages in-vehicle navigation to find and reserve parking spots based on arrival times. Furthermore, the solution includes the latest in voice assistance and natural language technologies to ensure drivers and passengers can do all this with the safety of simply using their voice.

“Parkopedia is enabling us to further our commitment to delightful driving experiences by bringing a simple solution to the frustrating issue of finding and paying for parking,” remarked Sal Dhanani, Telenav co-founder and chief operating officer. “Our solution will let OEMs deliver even more value-added services to their customers.”

Parkopedia’s full portfolio of services, covering off-street (garage) and on-street parking, and payment solutions, ensures drivers can find, reserve, and pay for parking across 15,000 cities in 89 countries.

“This partnership between two global leaders in automotive connected services brings an added value to car manufacturers as well as parking operators around the world. Not to mention, it’s perfect for drivers, as it provides them a safe and convenient on-the-go means to find parking near their destination,” said Parkopedia’s COO Hans Puvogel.

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