Transportation analytics provider Inrix is providing its On-Street Parking service to the new BMW 5 Series Sedan cars.
Inrix’s new system is claimed to provide real-time on-street parking service in a connected car that uses historical, as well as up-to-the-minute parking data to predict the availability of spaces.
Inrix automotive vice-president and general manager Joe Berry said: "Real-time parking is the most sought-after navigation feature because it addresses a pain point that affects everyone.
"The first automotive deployment of INRIX On-Street Parking solidifies BMW’s position at the forefront of connected car technology with a focus on delivering the service's drivers want the most.”
The new BMW 5 Series will also feature a real-time traffic service, powered by Inrix in North America, which has been designed to provide up-to-the-minute and predictive traffic flow information for routes, travel times, and alerts to accidents and incidents on over five million miles of roads.
Inrix Traffic uses information from its network of more than 300 million connected vehicles and devices spread across 40 countries.
The company’s On-Street Parking service is currently live with BMW Group in 16 cities in Germany and the US, with plans to launch in more cities this year.