When the book The Secret and the law of attraction was all the rage, one of the most common examples we heard of how people used their innate ability to create whatever they wanted in the world was some variation on, “I envisioned there being an open parking spot.” Now you can skip the book and the visualizations with the global parking navigation service launched by Inrix at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.
Tapping into the databases of ParkMe and Parkopedia, and using Kenwood Wi-Fi-equipped in-dash receivers also introduced at the show, Inrix provides drivers with real-time information on 18,000 off-street parking facilities in North America and 42,000 throughout 36 countries in Europe. That means not just if there’s an empty spot, but “detailed location information,” such as how many spaces there are and how much it costs to park in a particular facility.
There’s a press release below with more information. It doesn’t quite explain the in-dash integration of parking navigation shown in the image above – some info on those Kenwood units would help – but no matter, help finding a spot is coming your way, somehow, soon.