Connected in-car services regarded as a must for luxury vehicles
INRIX, Inc. leader in connected car services and transportation analytics has announced that its off-street parking and fuel services will feature in the new Porsche Panamera vehicles in Europe and North America.
With these features drivers will be able to easily pinpoint, compare and navigate to available off-street parking spaces.
These luxury drivers will also be able to search for and drive to the lowest fuel prices nearby – a consideration that may seem slightly irrelevant to this demographic of driver.
Andreas Hecht, executive vice president and general manager of automotive at INRIX said, “Dynamic services are no longer just a selling point but a requirement. As a matter of fact, 81 per cent of drivers currently use or are considering using in-car connectivity for information. Real-time information, like traffic, parking and fuel, plays a critical role in the entire driving experience.”
Porsche has joined other luxury automotive companies that have recently incorporated INRIX’s parking services into their vehicles offerings.
Porsche will now allow drivers to access dynamic off-street parking information, including routes to the closest garage locations, detailed rates, amenities, restrictions and real-time occupancy.
INRIX Parking claims to offer access to the world’s most comprehensive and accurate parking database that includes more than 29 million spaces in over 90,000 locations spanning 4,000 cities in 65 countries.
SBD, a global automotive technology research firm, recently concluded that INRIX was the ‘clear winner’ in an independent off-street parking study that looked at key parking attributes in Germany and the U.S.
INRIX Fuel allows drivers to search for nearby stations and view dynamic pricing to find their preferred fuel at the lowest price. The service provides location, brand and real-time pricing for over 277,000 fuel stations in Europe and North America. INRIX Fuel is continually monitored and regularly updated as new fueling locations come online.
INRIX’s driver services can be found in more than half of the connected cars on the road today, and is a leading supplier to automotive manufacturers, transportation agencies and international drivers.
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