TomTom today announces a collaboration with ParkMe, a leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data. Through this collaboration, ParkMe will provide TomTom with access to the largest parking database in the world.
ParkMe’s parking data provides TomTom with location information for parking garages and lots, as well as contact information. Data for more than 16,000 parking facilities throughout the U.S. is available. This information is integrated into TomTom map products as a Point of Interest (POI), allowing end users to quickly find and navigate to parking as a destination.
“TomTom’s inclusion of this data emphasizes the value of giving drivers important parking information to improve their overall navigation experience,” Rogier van Egmond, vice president of TomTom Places, said. “We are excited to be able to work with ParkMe to provide this data to our customers.”
“This is an exciting step towards making the search for parking a thing of the past,” Sam Friedman, co-founder and CEO of ParkMe, said. “This partnership will allow us to enhance the navigation experience by adding the very important element of parking. We are thrilled that TomTom has chosen us to be a parking data provider.”
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2.AS) is the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.
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Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of parking information to navigation companies and smartphones. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe’s mission is to make parking easier. ParkMe collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking and has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 25,000 worldwide locations in more than 500 cities, 19 countries and three continents. ParkMe’s free app, ParkMe, helps drivers find parking in real-time from their smartphones. ParkMe can be found on Twitter @TheParkMeApp, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theparkmeapp.
ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners and IDG Ventures. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. For more information about ParkMe, please visit: www.parkme.com.