DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ParkMe, the leading global provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies, auto manufacturers and consumers, and MultiPark, one of the largest parking providers in Brazil, have joined forces to help drivers find the closest, cheapest and best parking in Brazil.
ParkMe offers on-the-spot pricing and availability data to users looking for parking, especially in Sao Paulo, where MultiPark has 150 parking facilities. This service creates a hassle-free way for drivers to find the best parking available. ParkMe will soon allow users to reserve spaces in MultiPark garages, making trip-planning even easier. And with parking options near the Guarulhos and Congonhas airports, ParkMe will help air travelers find the best deals on parking – and still make their flights.
"We're thrilled to be launching in Brazil and partnering with one of Brazil's largest parking providers, MultiPark," said Co-Founder and CEO of ParkMe Sam Friedman. "This, along with our worldwide database, firmly positions ParkMe as the leader in global parking data."
MultiPark will be able to reach millions of users who are accessing ParkMe and provide ParkMe with real-time occupancy data from its parking facilities. The data will let drivers find the best place to park based on location via a map of available parking, which includes rates, hours of operation, payment types and, soon, reservations.
ParkMe continues to be the leading aggregator of parking data, including real-time data, across the globe, with coverage in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and now South America. ParkMe users are able to find the perfect parking spot in more than 50 countries and seven continents. Download the free ParkMe iOS app by visiting the iTunes App Store or get the Android version at Google Play.
Based in Sao Paulo, MultiPark works to meet motorists' expectations of convenience, ease and safety when parking. To fulfill this mission, the company has established a commitment to contribute to the professionalization of business parking lots, considering it essential to provide a standard of service excellence in the reception, handling, storage and delivery of vehicles. Meeting parking needs with quality, efficiency and low operating cost is the philosophy that has led, in recent decades, to MultiPark attaining a prominent position among industry leaders, with a strong presence nationwide.
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading global provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems, ParkMe.com, online widgets, and the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe's mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking, and has built the world's most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 28,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 50 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at ParkMe.com, on Twitter @ParkMe and on Facebook Facebook.com/TheParkMeApp.
ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. Founded in 2001, Angeleno Group is a leading growth equity firm dedicated to investing in next generation energy and natural resources companies globally.
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