INRIX, which develops connected car services and transportation analytics, has announced the availability of its On-Street Parking service in the new BMW 5 Series. INRIX says it is delivering the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service in a connected car, which uses historical and up-to-the-minute parking data to predict the availability of parking spaces.
According to recent INRIX research, 72 percent of respondents said real-time parking availability is the navigation feature they desire the most.
Joe Berry, vice president and general manager of automotive at INRIX told Connected Car, “Real-time parking is the most sought-after navigation feature because it addresses a pain point that affects everyone. The first automotive deployment of INRIX On-Street Parking solidifies BMW’s position at the forefront of connected car technology with a focus on delivering the services drivers want the most.”
The BMW 5 Series also includes a real-time traffic service, powered by INRIX in North America, for up-to-the-minute and predictive traffic flow information for routes, travel times, and alerts to accidents and incidents on over five million miles of roads. INRIX Traffic incorporates information from its network of more than 300 million connected vehicles and devices in over 40 countries.
The INRIX On-Street Parking service is live with BMW Group in 16 cities in Germany and the U.S., with more cities set to launch in 2017