We’re a long ways off from actualizing the future, but there’s definitely a lot of work being put into getting us there safely. It’s a huge eco-system of automotive, tech, and regulations; and with anything industry-concept in nature, we understand that it’s tough to give concrete examples of projects in the pipeline.
You hear the words connected car and your imagination runs wild. Unmanned vehicles, flying transporters, hyperloop capsules, and automated cars, delivered at the touch of a button. It’s the future. It’s what the Jetsons promised us. But let’s be real we’re a long ways away. Luckily though, we are taking notable steps forward.
“Made in the USA” is more than just a slogan; it’s a philosophy for business, one that emphasizes the importance of staying within the national economy and creating products of the highest quality. At the same time, it’s a smart manufacturing decision, as American-made quality usually stands head and shoulders above outsourced competition. There’s a reason why Apple has recently pledged $100 million in American manufacturing plants for future products.
My interest was piqued last year during a phone call with Nick Allen, a member of my CALinnovates Advisory Board. Nick told me that he was in the process of winding down his fund at Spring Ventures, which would allow him to focus his energy on a new business he founded with Sunil Paul. The new venture, called SideCar, launched in San Francisco last June.
ParkMe todayannounced that it has raised a new round of investment from LA based private equity firm Angeleno Group in a move that will fuel its expansion.
ParkeMe is a comprehensive database and analytics software solution for on-street and off-street parking locations and availability and is a leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data, analytics and services.
Santa Monica based ParkMe has partnered with INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services to help drivers outsmart parking.
ParkMe, a leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data will bring its real-time and static Parking expertise and car navigation systems to INRIX.
Based in Santa Monica, California and founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe, a leading provider of parking information to navigation companies and smartphones to simplify parking using dynamic and real-time parking data has partnered with Los Angeles and Santa Monica cities to help motorists find available parking quickly.