We are proud to announce that INRIX has received the 2018 Supplier Innovation Award for the “Digitalization Category” from BMW Group for our industry-first parking technologies developed for BMW’s On Street Parking Information (OSPI) service.
This coveted award is based on the development and implementation of the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service in a connected car, which uses historical and up-to-the-minute parking data to predict the availability of parking spaces. First launched in 2016, BMW’s OSPI feature shows drivers where to find the best available street parking.
“We are thrilled the BMW Group has recognized 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 parking service available in the car.”
This award also recognizes two other industry-first parking technologies developed by INRIX that were rolled out by BMW in 2018 to enhance the quality and user experience of this service: INRIX Parking Path™ and our Ultrasonic Sensor Parking Availability Technology.
INRIX Parking Path, which powers BMW’s Park-Search-Route (PSR) feature, is the first solution to combine real-time traffic, incident and parking availability data into the navigation experience. Parking Path simplifies the last mile by guiding drivers along the fastest route to find available parking, saving time and frustration.
INRIX Ultrasonic Sensor Parking Availability Technology leverages floating car data generated from BMW cars to improve the accuracy and coverage of OSPI. INRIX uses data collected from ultrasonic sensors, commonly referred to as “parking sensors,” as the vehicle drives down the road to scan, collect and transmit real-time parking occupancy information to other cars of the BMW Group.