How accurate are the parking spots found by the ParkZen API?
ParkZen determines parking in two different ways: (a) by monitoring a user's smartphone connection to their car's bluetooth, and (b) by processing the user's smartphone motion & activity data to determine when they are leaving a parking spot or once they have parked. Parking availability is calculated within pre-determined geographical regions that can be adjusted for the specific needs of our partners and determined based on where there is higher demand for parking within a certain city. Our beta testing shows an impressive 96% success rate in determining available parking spots in real-time and within 15-30 feet (5-10 meter) accuracy.
Does running the ParkZen API drain the phone battery?
ParkZen takes pride in having created the most energy-efficient smartphone background parking detection technology. We achieve this by only requesting high location accuracy data for a limited amount of time, starting from when a user enters a pre-determined parking area (defined as a geofence) and stopping when the user is found to have parked, typically within 1-5 minutes. We then activate our software in the background only when a user is found to leave a parking activity area showing their spot as available on a map in real-time. Our beta testing has shown that the average battery usage on an iPhone 12 over a period of 10 days is less than 1%!
Does ParkZen respect the privacy of its users?
How can I utilize the ParkZen AI-Driven Parking Insights Service©?
The ParkZen AI-Driven Parking Insights Service© offered to our Professional Plan partners greatly enhances our standard ParkZen Live Parking Availability Service©. This added service utilizes our historical parking data to predict parking availability in advance. This is done by layering a heat-map on top of the existing ParkZen map to guide users through the most optimal parking search route within a congested region.