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    trive.park – a data and payment platform for digital car park services

    In Germany, parking search traffic generates costs of 40 billion euros annually.1 A desire for more usable space and less traffic in cities is growing strongly among the population. At the same time, many drivers hesitate to drive into car parks because the process offers little customer convenience and the cost structure is usually intransparent. Currently, traditional suppliers offer only a few options to solve those problems of car park operators. The idea for trive.park emerged to digitize car parks. trive.park is a data and payment platform for car park services - especially as a solution for car parks with conventional barrier systems.

    The trive.park app was developed by trive.me – a brand of EDAG Group. The app offers the possibility of booking parking spaces in advance at offer price, a selection of different tickets is available. The user can control the barrier opening, the payment process is simplified and contactless. The user does not need to pay at the terminal or search for coins. In addition, the payment process can be completed directly in the app, and various payment services such as credit card or Google Pay can be used.

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    A unique function of our system is the barrier opening via Bluetooth. It offers a simple solution for digitizing parking services in all car parks with barrier systems. For this purpose, the barrier is equipped with our "Smart-Barrier" hardware kit, which is compatible with barrier systems from various manufacturers and converts each barrier into an IoT device. So far, our technology is integrated in car parks in Munich, Berlin, Fürth and Augsburg.

    In addition to the app, trive.me has also developed a dashboard for car park operators to simplify the management of parking offers and individual car parks. The data generated in the barrier are transmitted in real time to the online dashboard.

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    Functions of our dashboard for car park operators:

    • Reporting and analysis in real time
    • Overview of barrier openings
    • Create and manage offers and tickets
    • View booked tickets

    It is important for trive.me to offer car park operators maximum transparency. Therefore, we make every single barrier opening available online. In addition, the built-in filter and search functions allow to quickly and specifically display selected barrier openings. For example, it is possible to filter the display according to specific time periods, car parks or different types of barrier openings (e.g. trive.park app opening, manual supplement, paper ticket, other 3rd party service, ...).

    The VISION

    Parking management has to be an integral part of the Smart City mobility ecosystem, which is currently created. Drivers want to concentrate on the essentials, namely the upcoming meeting, concert or a simple shopping trip – experiences that can be ruined by an uncomfortable mobility experience.

    With the software stack, trive.me creates a new operating system for parking garages to turn them into Mobility Hubs. Using an app, drivers can easily find offers in their area, select the best offer and book and pay conveniently from home or on the road. There is no need to pull a ticket, the user gets full price transparency and an overview of available parking capacities.

    Since the complete user journey has been displayed digitally, trive.me is breaking new ground with the idea to integrate parking into the holistic context of "mobility". Thus, new business cases like charging services or cleaning and maintenance work can be tested and implemented.

    The trive.park app is available for both Android and iOS operating systems and can therefore be downloaded free of charge from the Playstore and App Store. There are no costs for registration. Paying can be so easy, you just deposit your credit card or ApplePay in the trive.park App and from now on you always save the way to the cash machine. The app is perfect for all car drivers who are often looking for parking spaces in cities. Commuters, business people, but also residents can benefit from the app. The app offers short-term parking tickets or shopping packages, and weekly or monthly tickets can also be booked as required. If you would like to try out the trive.park app, depending on your smartphone operating system, you can download it from the Google Playstore or Appstore.

    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the trive.park app, please contact Alexander Süssemilch.

     

    1: research of inrix on parking search traffic https://inrix.com/press-releases/parking-pain-de/

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