Traffic data company INRIX has won BMW Supplier Innovation Award for its work on the development and implementation of a real-time on-street parking service in a connected car using up-to-the-minute and historical parking data to predict the availability of parking spaces.
Its data suggests drivers in the US, UK and Germany spend an average of 17, 44 and 41 hours a year searching for parking, respectively and that 90 percent of drivers indicated they would like their navigation system to be able to guide them to available parking.
It has announced the availability of INRIX Parking Path technology in new BMW vehicles in the United States and Europe, which combines real-time traffic, incident and parking availability data into navigation which it says simplifies the last mile by guiding drivers along the fastest route to find available parking, saving time and frustration.
“We are thrilled the BMW Group has recognised INRIX as one of the premier suppliers that is improving the driving experience,” said Bryan Mistele, president and CEO at INRIX. “Our goal has always been to provide BMW drivers with the most innovative, accurate and reliable connected services available in the car.”