trive.me – Outdoor/indoor navigation for a new digital parking experience
The mobile solution for end-to-end navigation in parking garages
Even before users start their journey, trive.park provides important information about the journey time and the best route to the parking garage. Once there, it selects a free parking space that is perfectly tailored to the driver’s and vehicle’s requirements – for example, close to the exit for mothers with children, wide enough for an SUV, or with a charging station for electric vehicles. The technical implementation of this end-to-end navigation solution, which works for both car drivers and pedestrians, is based on clever interaction between the user’s smartphone and vehicle sensors. By combining different positioning technologies (radiolocation, motion sensors, compass and satellite navigation), users and their vehicles can now also be precisely located in parking garages and directed to their destination.
The interactive indoor maps provided by Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH’s Deep MapTM technology are an essential component of this intuitive end-to-end navigation system. “People find their way around visually and often struggle to get their bearings in building complexes – especially if their layout is as homogeneous as it is in parking garages. Our interactive indoor maps give users a quick and simple overview of where they currently are in the building and then guide them conveniently to their destination,” says Dr. Matthias Jöst, Managing Director of Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH.
Alexander Süssemilch, who is responsible for the development of trive.park, sees great potential for other markets in the unique mobility experience achieved through the collaboration between Heidelberg Mobil and trive.me: “Our trive.park product components can also be used for VIP parking reservations. This is a great opportunity for retailers looking to add real customer value, since trive.park’s end-to-end navigation doesn’t stop at the parking space – customers can even be directed all the way to the product they are looking for in the shop. This makes it an attractive way to support promotions.”
An initial installation of trive.park has been available for approximately 1,500 parking spaces in a parking garage in Wolfsburg since July 2016. Visitors to the opening ceremony of the new EDAG Development Center in Wolfsburg at the beginning of September were also wowed by this new digital parking experience.