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ParkWhiz Launches Alexa Skill

The parking app provider lets drivers find, reserve, and pay for parking with voice commands.
Posted Oct 31, 2017
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ParkWhiz has launched a parking skill for the Amazon Alexa service, allowing customers to use voice-activated commands to find, reserve, and pay for parking.

The ParkWhiz skill for Alexa offers a hands-free method to find a parking space near an address, calculate the walking time to their destination, and book parking on ParkWhiz.com. Once booked, drivers will receive email notifications with their parking pass, which they can display on their smartphone for validation.

ParkWhiz believes that incorporating voice-activated technology into its transactions will increase both safety and convenience for drivers when this capability is available in cars.

"ParkWhiz is committed to providing the best possible experience to our customers, so we're investing in the rapidly evolving field of voice-centered interactions to help deliver on that goal," said Elizabeth Lindemulder, vice president of product at ParkWhiz, in a statement. "Our skill for Amazon Alexa shows how we are delivering a friction-free experience. We want to give our customers more ways to find and book parking using whatever device they choose."

Owners of Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, can begin a ParkWhiz conversation with commands and questions related to their parking needs. The ParkWhiz skill for Alexa is free to enable and available on any device that supports Amazon Alexa in English in the United States.

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