First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
has reached an agreement with Sweden-based Cale to establish a new umbrella organisation in parking services and urban mobility. The transaction aims to provide additional resources for research and development (R&D) as well as create a worldwide client base.
The new organization will consist of 500 R&D engineers along with a significant increase in capacity for the development of hardware, software, sensor systems, machine-learning and AI, business Intelligence, Information Security, UI/UX design and mobile development.
Danny Hassett, Parkeon’s Regional Parking Director in the UK, will take over responsibility for the Cale business in the UK and confirmed that both brands will continue as separate entities in the parking services market place.
Hassett, said: “For customers of Parkeon and Cale, it will be very much business as usual in terms of customer service and product line-up,” he said. “What customers will see over time is accelerated innovation in parking and payment-related systems as the company leverages the expertise of its enhanced design and R&D resources. There will also be a combined presence at key industry events and exhibitions.”
“This will help create ‘smarter’ urban areas by developing digital technologies that optimise the value of parking systems, providing benefit to towns and cities, parking operators and end users across the UK,” added Hassett.