Audi adds innovative INRIX Park Service to Audi connect® services
Audi is first automaker to offer INRIX Park worldwide
Service immediately available to all Audi connect® subscribers at no
INRIX provides drivers with continuously updated pricing, hours and
availability information for off-street participating parking
locations in North America and Europe
Audi is simplifying the unpleasant task of finding off-street parking
with the addition of INRIX Park a real-time navigation service for
all existing and new Audi connect® subscribers.
Demonstrated today for the first time at the annual Telematics Detroit
2013 conference, Audi is the first automaker to offer the breakthrough
service developed by INRIX to customers around the world. It will be
available immediately with all active Audi connect accounts. In the
U.S. market, the service instantly brings new benefits to more than
100,000 Audi models already on the road today plus thousands more new
vehicles sold every month.
"Helping to ease the challenges that Audi drivers face in their
daily drives is the core mission of the Audi connect suite of
connected car services," said Filip Brabec, Director of Product
Management, Audi of America. "By offering the ability to easily
navigate to the best parking spot available for their vehicle, Audi
has further simplified and improved the ownership experience."
With the INRIX Park, Audi connect customers gain the ability to easily
compare rates, gauge proximity to their destination and get
turn-by-turn directions the entrances for more than 18,000
participating parking locations in the U.S. and 42,000 more across
Europe. The roster of available parking destinations will continue to
grow as data on the locations and available spaces builds.
Audi and INRIX demonstrated the technology today at the Telematics
Detroit 2013 conference.
"Together with Audi we're making it easier to get new integrated
navigation services in your vehicle than it is to update your
smartphone," said Bryan Mistele, President and CEO of INRIX.
"With drivers looking for parking accounting for up to a third of
all traffic in our cities, INRIX Park demonstrates how new data driven
services can help drivers save time and frustration on the
Key feature benefits include:
Find available parking closest to a destination; save favorite
Compare by distance or current price; prices include the rates
charged for length of time parked
Navigate with precision via the most direct route to the closest
entrance from the vehicle's location.
Audi offers vehicle owners this newly launched service through Audi
MMI® Navigation equipped vehicles with Audi connect* in the U.S.
Delivered via the INRIX platform, the parking service is available as
part of an options package that includes Bluetooth® mobile phone
connectivity, INRIX's dynamic fuel price service as well as real-time
news, local traffic, travel and weather information.
INRIX Park allows search beyond a static point of interest to navigate
to the closest available parking location and best entrance based on
the drivers' approach route and traffic, pricing including hourly
scaling and the number of available spaces.