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Audi INRIX Park

If you’re in the market for a new Audi in Tucson, you’ll find an exciting new feature. With the addition of INRIX Park, Audi is simplifying the unpleasant task of finding off-street parking.  INRIX park is a real-time navigation service for all existing and new Audi connect® subscribers.

INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world.

Audi is the first automaker to offer the breakthrough service developed by INRIX to customers around the world. It will be available immediately at Audi dealers with all active Audi connect accounts. In the U.S. market, the service instantly brings new benefits to more than 100,000 Audi models already on the road today plus thousands more new vehicles sold every month.

With the INRIX Park, Audi connect customers gain the ability to easily compare rates, gauge proximity to their destination and get turn-by-turn directions the entrances for more than 18,000 participating parking locations in the U.S. The roster of available parking destinations will continue to grow as data on the locations and available spaces builds.

Audi offers vehicle owners this newly launched service through Audi MMI® Navigation equipped vehicles with Audi connect* in the U.S. Delivered via the INRIX platform, the parking service is available as part of an options package that includes Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity, INRIX’s dynamic fuel price service as well as real-time news, local traffic, travel and weather information.

INRIX Park allows search beyond a static point of interest to navigate to the closest available parking location and best entrance based on the drivers’ approach route and traffic, pricing including hourly scaling and the number of available spaces. Key feature benefits include:

  • Find available parking closest to a destination; save favorite locations
  • Compare by distance or current price; prices include the rates charged for length of time parked
  • Navigate with precision via the most direct route to the closest entrance from the vehicle’s location.

Audi is no stranger to technology. Audi connect also provides the occupants of the vehicle with other services that give motorists and passengers the ability to access the most current information and enhance their enjoyment of their Audi vehicle. Services include Voice-activated Google Earth, Google Local search, Real-time Information, myAudi Destinations and Rolling Wi-Fi Hotspot.
For more information on Audi cutting-edge technology, visit Audi of Tucson.