Sunny day for car renters with Parkopedia

  • March 14, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Dutch car rental service Sunny Cars is helping its customers find parking spaces in busy cities using technology from London-based connected vehicle services provider Parkopedia .

Parkopedia helps millions of drivers to find parking every day, and will now provide Sunny Cars customers with parking information for both street and car park locations across 89 countries worldwide.

Parkopedia gathers information about every parking location, including the precise position, number of spaces, prices, hours of operation, electric vehicle charge points and height restrictions. Its dynamic data, which will be added to the Sunny2go app later this year using a combination of real-time data and predictive algorithms to determine parking space availability at any time. This gives drivers a local knowledge of parking during their travels, providing occupancy insights, as well as the probability of finding parking at a destination.

Sunny Cars is a car rental specialist and, rather than owning vehicles directly, works with selected fleets from all over the world, with more than 8000 locations in over 120 countries. The Sunny2go mobile app is provided to customers 14 days prior to vehicle rentals via a link to act as a personal concierge service with features such as a free telephone concierge, map functionality, holiday checklists and all booking information for their trip.

Parkopedia says it welcomes the expansion of its digital parking services into the mobility, transportation and logistics industries, using accurate and complete parking data to provide support for a range of services, from parking for car rental users and holidaymakers, to creating greater efficiencies for last-kilometre delivery drivers.

“Our parking information will provide an integral part of Sunny Cars’ extensive all-round carefree package,” said Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia. “Travellers utilising Sunny Cars’ services typically have the greatest demand for local knowledge and support for services such as parking while on their journeys, so we are pleased we can help ensure positive customer experiences. As part of the continued expansion of our parking services, we are confident that our market-leading accurate and complete parking data will support an even greater number of drivers globally and we are actively welcoming further integrations from mobility companies and the associated industries.”