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News   June 10, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Inrix Off-Street Parking In Europe And U.S.



Inrix, Inc., has announced that its Off-Street Parking service is now available in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Europe and coming to the U.S. this summer. This newly integrated feature enables drivers to easily find, compare and navigate to available off-street parking spaces using the COMAND infotainment system.

“In the era of the connected car, having access to dynamic parking information is no longer a luxury for drivers but a necessity,” said Andreas Hecht, executive vice president and general manager of automotive at Inrix. “Inrix Off-Street Parking plays a critical role for customers who expect a high standard of performance and innovation in their driving experience.”

Inrix Off-Street Parking provides drivers with real-time parking information that includes routes to the closest garage locations, detailed rates, limitations and restrictions and real-time occupancy. It offers access to the world’s most comprehensive and accurate parking database that includes more than 29 million confirmed spaces in over 90,000 accessible locations spanning 4,000 cities in 64 countries. Inrix Off-Street Parking only displays publicly accessible, non-restricted parking spaces, including both free and fee locations, so users are never misrouted to locations that are unavailable to the general public. SBD, a global automotive technology research firm, recently concluded that Inrix was the “clear winner” in an independent off-street parking study that looked at key parking attributes in Germany and the U.S.

Inrix launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by the first integrated on-street parking solution in June 2015. In August 2015, Inrix acquired ParkMe, a leader in parking location, availability and reservations worldwide, making Inrix  the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, transportation agencies and drivers around the world.



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