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ParkJockey Launches One-Touch Parking™ App

ParkJockey Launches One-Touch Parking™ App in Chicago

Chicagoans Can Now Drive With Peace of Mind & Let ParkJockey Handle the Rest – from Locating to Reserving Parking & Cashless Payments


CHICAGO September 15, 2014 ─ ParkJockey, developers of the “One-Touch Parking™” solution, announces its time-saving and eco-friendly parking locator and reservation tool is now available in Chicago. The no-cost mobile application drastically reduces the time spent searching for a parking spot by providing parking locations, estimates walking distances and even learns your parking-specific preferences so users can make an informed and smart parking reservation, pay for it in advance, and seamlessly sync their reservation with their calendar.

ParkJockey rolled out its One-Touch Parking reservation application in London, Miami and New York earlier this year with rapid adoption rates and we expect to bring the same level of relief to the more than 2.6 million Chicago residents and nearly 40 million people who visit the city annually,” commented Managing Partner, James Weiss, ParkJockey Chicago. “Chicago is known as the City that Works and ParkJockey’s parking application is going to make sure its dedicated workforce gets to work with less stress and without overpaying for their parking.”

At launch, ParkJockey’s application included access and reservation capabilities for more than 6,000 parking spaces in Chicago and this number is expected to grow exponentially by the end of the year.

Our advanced team of technology experts and business leaders have invested and developed an pj_app_handapplication that eases logistical challenges for commuters and travelers, while also helping to ensure parking lot owners and operators are operating at their full capacity and revenue potential,” remarked CEO and Co-Founder of ParkJockey, Umut Tekin. “But we are not stopping there. ParkJockey is already planning to roll out its second application by the end of the year. The premium application has not yet been announced but can best be described as a ‘virtual valet’; we are expecting it to revolutionize parking as we know it.”


Benefits for ParkJockey Users

  • One-Touch parking™ solution predicts the optimal parking space based on your preferences and external factors such as the weather.

  • One-Touch reservations from website or through the application.

  • Saves time and fuel spent driving around searching for parking.

  • Integrates / seamlessly syncs with your Facebook or personal calendar.

  • Access to ParkJockey’s round-the-clock local customer service support.

  • No payment worries; ParkJockey provides a cashless experience.

  • Application learns your parking preferences such as valet versus self-park.

  • ParkJockey Loyalty Rewards Program – one point is given for every dollar spent on daily parking and the user receives a $5 off parking discount once they accumulate 500 points.

Benefits for ParkJockey Parking Operators and Owners

  • Increase revenue potential by tapping into ParkJockey as a sales channel.

  • Optimize capacity utilization with full online control to modify your capacity and parking tariffs.

  • Collaborate with traffic generating venues – your parking operation will be exposed to events, venues and companies in your area to drive reservations and sales to your location.

  • Web-based solution provides real-time operational information and analytics.

  • No monthly fees, no sign up fees, no credit card fees, and no commitment.

About ParkJockey

ParkJockey is led by a team of experienced technology entrepreneurs, management consultants and parking specialists. ParkJockey has unrivalled expertise in the industry and is available in London, Miami and New York. A rapid expansion program is in place and will include Amsterdam, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Paris and San Francisco by end of the year.

ParkJockey is a no-cost mobile application, website and parking rewards program that helps users easily find and reserve parking, in advance or on-the-go. ParkJockey removes the stress out of locating parking, comparing prices and confirming availability for an easy park and go option for today’s busy commuter. ParkJockey is a member of the US National Parking Association and has been recognized in the UK for “Innovation in Consumer Experience”. For more information, visit ParkJockey  is available for download from the iTunes® App Store and the Google Play™ store app.


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ParkJockey CEO Speaks at eMerge Americas TechBash

ParkJockey at eMerge Americas PanelParkJockey co-founder and CEO, Umut Tekin, was a guest panelist on Thursday, March 6, at the BritWeek eMerge Americas’ Transatlantic Tech Bash presented by The Times.

Tekin, alongside Manny Medina of Medina Capital and Diane Sanchez of the Technology Foundation of the Americas, discussed the decision to start a technology-focused business in Miami and London.

The event is part of a week-long series celebrating the creativity and innovation between the U.K. and U.S.

See Also: ParkJockey CEO speaks at eMerge Americas Conference


ParkJockey Receives Business Innovation Award

On March 6, 2014, ParkJockey was awarded the “Innovation in Consumer Experience” award during BritWeek’s prestigious Great Business Innovation Awards Gala. ParkJockey was recognized for its focus on alleviating stress from the life of the consumer.

ParkJockey’s technology helps users easily find and book parking, in advance or on-the-spot, at off-street lots and garages. With its constant focus on consumer-centric innovation, ParkJockey has recently released a new functionality that allows users to extend their parking overnight with one-touch in an effort to reduce the number of drunk driving casualties. This marks just the beginning of ParkJockey’s efforts to improve the parking experience for all.

 BritWeek Innovation Award Umut Tekin receiving BritWeek award

See also: Mayor of Miami Beach Excited by ParkJockey