Finding a vacant parking space or the nearest multi-storey car park in a strange town can be a nerve-racking experience. ŠKODA drivers are already supported in their search for a parking space through the mobile online services of ŠKODA Connect. Thanks to a new partnership, the scope of the service has been comprehensively expanded. ŠKODA drivers have access to information on millions of parking spaces throughout Europe as a result of the collaboration with Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. Using the vehicle’s navigation system or the ŠKODA Connect App, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, the cheapest and closest parking options are displayed at the respective location or a selected address. In addition to the fees, it also shows whether the parking spaces are actually vacant – in real time, subject to availability. The latest version of the ŠKODA Connect App or the navigation system can also provide route guidance directly to the selected parking space.
Jan Havlas, coordinator of Connected Car projects at ŠKODA AUTO, says: “We are constantly expanding our ŠKODA Connect service offers with the aim of making remote vehicle access and communication more convenient for our customers. The partnership with Parkopedia is another important element of this. Parkopedia offers ŠKODA drivers the parking service and an integrative user experience via the ŠKODA Connect app and the vehicle’s infotainment display”.
Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia adds: “We are delighted to offer ŠKODA our premium parking services in Europe across multiple platforms. This agreement is one more example of how Parkopedia delivers seamlessly integrated parking experiences.”
Founded in 2007, Parkopedia provides detailed information on more than 70 million parking spaces in 15,000 cities and 89 countries worldwide. These include multi-storey car parks, public and private parking facilities.