ParkAide: Book your parking spot before leaving home


  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014

DRIVER'S AID: ParkAide provides a ticketless solution that allows you to pre-book your parking.

Finding parking in the city is no easy task. ParkAide Mobile (M) Sdn Bhd offers some relief with a mobile app that lets you book and prepay for parking space.

All you have to do is download the ParkAide app, purchase tokens with a credit card or supporting bank, book a spot, and head out.


Each car park will have a kiosk for users to scan their mobile phone and a parking attendant will be on hand to guide users to empty bays.


Currently the booking facility is only available at Menara Citibank and Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur.


The mobile app is also supported at Wisma MCA, Eastin Hotel, The Intermark Hotel and Amcorp Mall but you can only use it to pay for parking and not book in advance.


ParkAide chief technology officer and founder Jason Soong said the company is looking to get more parking operators on board and increase the number of car parks registered with the app to 100 next year.


“We will be looking to expand beyond the Klang Valley in the foreseeable future, “ he said.

 

There is a surcharge with every top up -- for instance, an RM50 top up will incur an RM5 fee. The actual parking fee will be determined by the respective parking operators. ParkAide also has a Family Account feature for sharing tokens with multiple users.


In addition to ParkAide’s core features, it also has an SOS function that sends a text message to your loved ones when you shake the phone.


Soong said, “The app addresses the common problems faced by drivers today such as poor location awareness, inefficient parking bay utilisation and poor season pass management.”


Datuk Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who was the guest of honour at the launch, said, "There are more than 65,000 car park spaces in the city centre today but it is estimated that more than three million cars enter KL on a daily basis.”  

 

ParkAide is available for Android and iOS devices.
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