Posts by Vivek

driverless cars

The Evolution of Parking in a World of Driverless Cars

April 26th, 2017 Posted by Parking, Technology No Comment yet

It’s been difficult to read or watch the news in the past year without being aware of the rise of driverless cars. Car and tech giants from Uber and Google to Tesla and Ford have identified self-driving vehicles as the next logical step in the industry, and are investing billions of dollars to plan accordingly.

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sharing economy

How Parents Can Save Time, Energy and Money using the Sharing Economy

April 17th, 2017 Posted by Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

If you’re a parent, you know just how much work goes into raising a little one. From diapers and bottles to ballet class and sports practice, there is a lot of stress involved in the process. Fortunately, all of the work is well worth the multitude of snuggles and kisses a parent receives in return.

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Make money with these new parking apps

April 12th, 2017 Posted by Airbnb of Parking, Parking, Parking Apps No Comment yet

Over the last few years, there’s been a revolution in many industries that’s completely transformed many services. Companies such as Uber and Lyft for transportation and Airbnb for vacation rentals have ushered in the age of the sharing economy, also known as the collaborative economy. There’s one area in which this model is severely needed: parking. People are starting to appreciate the need for an Airbnb type model to address parking issues, such as lack of space, congestion, and unnecessary stress. Parking apps including ParqEx, SPOT and JustPark have introduced a solution that’s starting to transform the way people think about parking. Let’s see why we need an Airbnb of parking and how various companies are providing this service.

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West Loop

What Are the Top 10 Restaurants in Chicago’s West Loop?

April 6th, 2017 Posted by Chicago, Parking, restaurants No Comment yet

Chicago is a shopper’s paradise and a diner’s delight. Our city is full of fantastic stores and restaurants. Here are our recommendations for the ten best restaurants in the West Loop.

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Top 10 Cities With the Best Sports Fans

March 31st, 2017 Posted by Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Parking, Sports No Comment yet

No one likes to be coined a bandwagoner. Sports fans are passionate about their favorite team, and that passion often extends to other sports teams in the same city. In fact, across the United States, a few cities have popped up in which sports fandom is so normal, it’s become a part of everyday life.

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Things To Do in Chicago

Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago in April

March 23rd, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking No Comment yet

April is quickly approaching and to many, the best time to visit Chicago is during April and May. Summertime (meaning peak tourist season) hasn’t yet hit. Freezing cold and harsh winds make way for comfortable average temperatures in the 50s to 70s. It’s a perfect time for walking around and exploring the city. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and smaller crowds with the following top ten things to do in Chicago in April.

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Chicago Events

5 Chicago Events to Attend in Late-March

March 20th, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

There’s a Chicago event to satisfy nearly everyone in the early spring month of March, 2017. Visitors and the 2.7 million residents of Chicago have some great options to choose from this year, in addition to the many other recreational events and activities available all year-long. In an effort to inspire some ideas, here are 5 exciting and varied Chicago events to attend in March 2017.

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technology

Technology is changing the auto industry

March 2nd, 2017 Posted by Car, Parking, Smart Parking No Comment yet

We are now well into 2017, and it would seem the future of auto technology has arrived—at least, as far as vehicles are concerned. The many new car advancements and trends expected on the road this year are pretty incredible, and some of them really do make one feel like they’re living in a sci-fi film.

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Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show 2017: Recapping The New Cars On Display This Year

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

If you’ve ever attended the Chicago Auto Show, you know it’s the biggest car show in the nation, presenting car technologies from every leading automaker. Held this year at McCormick Place from Feb. 11-20, Chicago Auto Show 2017 had innovations you’ve only read about, yet perhaps haven’t seen in person. Here, you’ll see it all, including prototypes for experimental cars, plus interactive displays to present what lies ahead.

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IoT

How the IoT is Reducing Parking Woes in Cities by Creating Incentive

February 16th, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

As rapid innovation continues with IoT technologies, the results of their combined use are yet to be fully understood. The reverberations of the shift, though, will be felt as an after effect of the sweeping change, the transformation from outdated legacy systems, modes, methods, and tools – to innovative online software solutions in the cloud.

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How ParqEx is Using IoT to Increase the Supply of Rentable Parking Spots

February 9th, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

Innovative technological solutions over the last few years are solving complex issues and giving everyday people the tools needed to monetize their time and assets; the smartphone is the new receptionist room, as business is increasingly conducted online, mainly, through mobile apps. Let’s learn more as we examine how ParqEx is Using the IoT to increase the supply of rentable parking spots.

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smart cities

Smart cities – smart data – smart parking

February 1st, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

Recently, the idea of using data to create smart cities has grown tremendously. From incredible LED lights that could be fixed in a matter of moments (should they break) to better building designs and more efficient energy usage, there are a number of wonderful reasons using big data to create smart cities would be an amazing step into the future.  (more…)

sharing economy

Gaining Travel Freedom With the Sharing Economy

January 26th, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

As the sharing economy phenomenon sweeps the globe, people from all backgrounds are finding amazing ways to make this incredible revolution work for them. From parents to college students, everyone can find some way to make the system benefit them. (more…)

Chicago events

Five Free February Events in Chicago

January 19th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

February is nearly here, and with it comes a wide variety of fun Chicago events. Whether you are looking for a fun date idea or an activity for the whole family, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in the busy Windy City. Best of all, many of these upcoming events are absolutely free, making them accessible to all, no matter what your budget may be. (more…)

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A Peaceful Night In with the Sharing Economy

January 12th, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

Sometimes a peaceful night in is all parents really want. This is especially true after the stressful holiday season.

Unfortunately, “peace” and “kiddos” don’t always mix. After all, babies will cry, siblings will fight, and toddlers will somehow unroll the entire roll of toilet paper in the 30 seconds that you are not looking, and none of these things lends themselves well to snuggling on the couch to watch a movie. That said, a nice quiet night in isn’t impossible to find when you think outside the box and take advantage of the thriving sharing economy right here in Chicago.

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