INRIX and Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store are collaborating to offer parking availability and rates.

Inrix ParkMe enables drivers to find, compare and navigate to open parking spaces in more than 150 countries.

Faurecia Aptoide’s solution offers carmakers and their customers a connected and upgradeable App Store managed through an HMI and covering a range of needs and use cases, including navigation, fuel and parking information; music, video and audiobook streaming; gaming, weather and point-of-interest recommendations.

OEMs can select apps to offer based on customers’ priorities in different regions.

Faurecia Aptoide keeps the apps automatically updated and the ecosystem tailors to the driver’s security.

“Faurecia Aptoide offers an excellent opportunity to bring our parking services to a wide range of users throughout its automotive App Store,” said Inrix VP of Automotive EMEA, Reinhard Richthammer.

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“Through this partnership, drivers can access the most robust and comprehensive parking product available, including on-street and off-street parking availability and dynamic rates straight from the dash.”

For his part, Faurecia Aptoide GM, Thijs van Herkhuizen, added: “We’re happy to be partnering with Inrix and to be creating a solution for drivers around the world that simplifies the way they park.

“By combining the knowledge and know-how from both companies, we will provide drivers a seamless experience, making parking an easy task.”

Inrix says it launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by the first real-time on-street parking solution in June, 2015. Faurecia Aptoide will soon provide users with routes to the closest street and garage spot, including rates, restrictions and real-time occupancy.

Inrix Parking offers access to parking databases in nearly 150 countries.

Faurecia Aptoide is a joint venture between Faurecia and Aptoide, one of the largest independent Android App Stores.

Faurecia and Aptoide joined forces in 2019 to develop and operate Android App Store solutions for the global automotive market.