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TomTom Launches On-Street Parking Service to Help Drivers Find that Parking Spot More Quickly

MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
edited January 2019 in News and announcements

Paris Motor Show, 29 September 2016 – TomTom today announced the introduction of an On-Street Parking service, a game-changer for drivers on the hunt for that hard to find parking spot. The service will be initially available as a data feed[1] for 25 cities[2] in Europe, with additional geo-expansion to follow. The TomTom On-Street Parking will complement the existing Off-Street Parking (parking garage) information service already available to TomTom customers and licensing customers.

TomTom uses its vast supply of GPS data to determine where drivers are looking for parking places and at what times of the day. With this information, the TomTom On-Street Parking service provides drivers with the probability of finding a parking spot on a street level, as well as the average search-time for a spot. To further enhance the parking experience, TomTom will also publish pricing and restriction information where available.

The new On-Street Parking service represents another step for TomTom towards the future of driving, where the service could be used by autonomous vehicles to seamlessly find a parking spot and park themselves.

“TomTom On-Street Parking offers drivers peace of mind and a less stressful parking experience, in addition to helping them save time and money,” says Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Head of Traffic and Travel Information at TomTom. “The service also helps reduce congestion in cities and thus lower CO2 emissions, and enables cities to better understand and manage street parking inventory to improve urban mobility”.

TomTom On-Street Parking will be showcased along with TomTom’s complete automotive product offering at the Paris Motor Show in the TomTom booth - Hall 3, Booth 104.

Please, see below a video about the new On-Street Parking service:

For the full press release, please see here.

[1] Data feed will be available for the 25 launch cities before the end of 2016. TPEG-PKI service for direct delivery of the information to end-user devices will be available at a later date.

[2] Brussels, Copenhagen, Marseille, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Milan, Rome, Turin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Oslo, Moscow, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Birmingham, London


  • dhndhn Posts: 33,365
    Interesting but how is the information delivered to the driver? Not clear about that.
  • MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi dhn,

    This new service is at early stages yet. I'll update here when more information becomes available.

    Cheers, Mikko
  • HarryRuleHarryRule Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    How can this data feed be obtained and used by the general public? How long is 'at a later date' for delivery of the information direct to end user devices? Will 'On Street Parking' be free of charge to existing users of devices with lifetime traffic and built-in SIM cards?
  • MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi Harry,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Those are very good questions :D Unfortunately, there isn't much information available about this new service yet, but you can read a bit more about it here.

    I'll post back here as soon as we have more information to share.

    Cheers, Mikko
  • HarryRuleHarryRule Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    Thanks for the link, I hope this service is rolled out to users soon. It really should be included free, like traffic and speed cameras, for always-on devices, since most of the information required to make this work is generated by the end user!

    One thing I noticed when reading about the new On Street Parking service was that it mentioned this would complement the 'existing' Off Street Parking service. However, this is not active on my GO 6200, which is the very latest device TomTom offers. I can see parking garages but I don't get the prices or current space availability. Is Off Street Parking already available and, if so, why does it not appear on my device?
  • dmulvdmulv Posts: 675
    I've a horrible feeling this will be added on a time restricted trial basis to existing 520x/620x users, following which there will be a subscription fee - similar to traffic cameras on the 500x/600x series. Then with great fanfare the 530x/630x will be launched, which will include a lifetime subscription to the parking services.

    I'd love to be proved wrong though :)
  • HarryRuleHarryRule Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    No further news? It was supposed to have been 'introduced' as of 29 September, so that's already two months ago. Also, re my previous post, where is the 'existing' Off Street Parking facility?
  • HarryRuleHarryRule Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    So, where is this On Street Parking option, which was trumpeted by TomTom over three months ago? I would also appreciate a reply to my question concerning the Off Street Parking function, as it does not seem to exist on my device.
  • harsh1311harsh1311 Posts: 196 [Supreme Navigator]
    Any update on how / when this service can be used?
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