september 29, 2020 - Skoda

ŠKODA joins forces with Parkopedia to help drivers find parking spaces quicker and easier in real time

  • The services of world’s leading parking service provider integrated into ŠKODA Connect
  • Real-time information on available parking spaces provided via navigation system or ŠKODA Connect App

Mladá Boleslav, 23 September 2020 – ŠKODA drivers now receive enhanced support in their search for vacant parking spaces. To achieve this, the Czech car manufacturer has concluded a cooperation agreement with #Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. As a result, ŠKODA drivers have access to real-time information on millions of parking spaces throughout Europe, which is displayed via the vehicle’s navigation system or the ŠKODA Connect #app. The parking space locator is one of many features of the mobile online services included in ŠKODA Connect.

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.