Israeli parking app Pango+ has introduced a new, advanced technological interface, which enables drivers to plan where to park before setting out on their journey. Before reaching their destination, Pango+ suggests a range of parking alternatives, in car parks, street-side blue and white marked paid parking as well as free parking if available.
The new feature is the result of collaboration with Israeli mobility status and parking data startup Anagog using crowdsourcing. The new feature will save drivers the time wasted in looking for parking and lower the amount they are paying for parking by choosing the cheapest option and the most suitable in terms of location.
The new service will not guarantee that the driver will be the first to reach a street side parking space that has become available but will make the driver the first to know about it.
Pango's research found that 9.00 am to midday is the busiest time for parking, while after 6.00 pm much more parking becomes available in city center. The average driver can spend 10-20 minutes per day looking for parking, so the new service can potentially ease traffic congestion and help the environment by lower fuel emissions.
Pango CEO Roy Elbaz said, "We've brought in a revolutionary technological service that improves the driver's welfare is every possible sense from shortening journey time, financial savings and convenience. The urban environment will also benefit from this technological improvement through lower air pollution and more efficient car traffic. Launching the Pango+ parking seeking app is a major tool in Pango's strategy of providing a broad range of services to drivers. The navigation technology to parking places is the fruit of comprehensive development of a number of factors and we are currently bringing good news to the 1.5 million customers subscribing to our services."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 15, 2016
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