Parkopedia's parking service to be included as an update to the Toyota Entune® and Lexus Enform® App Suites
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ -
New service will help Toyota and Lexus drivers in North America to easily find parking
Parkopedia, the world's largest parking service provider, announced today that it has been selected by Toyota and Lexus to provide a new in-car parking service on select legacy vehicles and newer vehicles via the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites.
This new in-car parking service, which will launch in early 2018, will feature information on over 20 million off-street parking spots across the United States. The new parking service will help direct users to the nearest and most convenient parking location to their chosen destination and will include key parking information such as facility/lot name, opening hours and pricing.
"The Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites are innovative and versatile in-car systems that provide up to date content to millions of drivers and which now includes parking information," commented Parkopedia's CEO Eugene Tsyrklevich. He added that, "In the era of the connected car, it is exciting to see leading OEMs such as Toyota and Lexus underlining the importance of parking by making an effort to add parking service applications even for vehicles that are already on the road."
"The exponential growth in multimedia data and technological innovation continues to make changes to the way we work and live. Our partnership with Parkopedia represents an opportunity to help optimize the driver experience by expanding the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites to include parking information," said Steve Basra, vice president of Toyota Connected Technologies.
The announcement was made at AutoMobility LA.
Parkopedia is the world's leading parking service provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Apple, Audi, BMW, Coyote, Ford, Garmin, GM, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and many others. Parkopedia provides detailed static information on 60 million parking spaces in over 8000 cities, including real-time parking space availability information in over 2000 cities. The service allows drivers to find the closest parking to their destination, tells them how much it will cost and whether the space is available. Parkopedia also allows drivers to pay for parking online, through a mobile app and in-car.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 - and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.
For further information: Media Contacts: Christina Onesirosan Martinez MBA MCIM, Head of Marketing and Operations, Parkopedia, T: +44-(0)798-005-8760, E:[email protected]; Ming-Jou Chen, TMNA Corporate Communications, T: +1-469-292-3799, E:[email protected]