Never fight for parking again: INRIX rolls out new service to help Audi drivers find parking

Audi Parking Service with INRIXYou’ve probably faced the parking challenge in your city, circling several blocks as you prowl for that perfect spot or best deal. Now, Audi drivers will have a little help, thanks to the new INRIX Park service.

The new offering, which is being rolled out to Audi Connect users at no added cost today, provides detailed analysis of the best off-street parking options at 18,000 parking garages and structures across the U.S. as well as 34,000 in Europe. Audi drivers who use the service can get turn-by-turn directions to the parking structures, as well as rates and hours. In some cases, the service will even show the number of parking spots available in the garage.

Finding a parking garage can be especially challenging in urban areas where a garage may be located on a one-way street opposite from the building’s entrance.

Audi is the first auto maker to roll out the new offering from INRIX, which historically has provided its traffic navigation service to device makers and auto manufacturers. Parking information represents a major move in a new area.

“With drivers looking for parking accounting for up to a third of all traffic in our cities, INRIX Park demonstrates how new data driven services can help drivers save time and frustration on the road,” said Bryan Mistele, president and CEO of INRIX.

INRIX rolled out the new parking service today at the Annual Telematics Detroit Conference. The service is available immediately on more than 100,000 Audi vehicles on the road.

  • Mike Christensen

    Useless. I’ve never had any problems finding paid parking lots downtown; they’re on every street and almost never full. Now, if it could locate street parking, then they’d have something to write about!

    • Justin Graham

      While off street parking in Seattle may not be as much of a challenge, this will be incredibly useful in:

      1. More densely populated cities
      2. Cities where the business day to resident population ratio is high.

      Think NYC, Boston, London, Chicago and increasingly cities in China (poorer public trans options, top country for automobile sales growth in the world).

  • Guest

    I’m confused. Is this not what Google Maps does if you put in “parking seattle” and then bring up the navigation option? All Google needs is to add rates, which users can put in for them.