ParkTAG started in May 2014 in Germany. ParkTAG can crowdsource curbside parking occupancy purely based on Smartphone sensors. Data from 2-6% of the drivers in a city is enough for the advanced algorithm to predict available parking spaces. www.parktag.mobi
ParkTAG turns smartphones into parking sensors.
Our system allows drivers to see where others will vacate soon. The information about vacating spots is crowdsourced automatically through the existing smartphone sensors.
How it works:
Algorithms that run on the phone predict a departure automatically. All calculations happen on the device so that no movement data ever leaves the device.
Why did you apply for the Next Step Challenge program?:
We fell in love with the support NSC offers in expanding internationally.
How did your company start, how did you get the idea?
Initially we had built an app that auto-saved the final parking position. It rapidly became apparent that finding a parking spot was a huge pain for our user community. So we started working on that. Now the service works well in major German cities (Berlin, Hamburg, Munich).
Fun fact about your company:
We love fighting Nerf battles!
Silvan Rath and Jörg Sädtler