The nation’s largest car park operator NCP and app developer Mobikats have launched a map-driven smartphone app to help motorists find the nearest parking site to their destination and get them there in the shortest timeframe – and to help them find their car again when they return.
The app shows users which of NCP’s 600 or so urban and airport car parks is closest to your chosen destination, as well as mapping details of its location, costs of parking and precise directions on how to get there.
The app will help get to users to their chosen destination quicker with the minimum of fuss. By entering details of final destination, the app’s nifty integrated mapping feature also provides users with a map and walking directions to get there.
But there’s more to this phone app. There’s also a car finder feature, allowing motorists to save a parked car location on a map as well as an image of their car in the car park and the slot it’s been parked in. Motorists simply view the saved map and image of where their car has been parked to quickly get to their cars – gone are the days when you can’t remember where you parked your car and run around the car park looking for it.
Alternatively, for a truly augmented reality experience, users can simply hold their phone up and instantly see where their car is parked superimposed on a video camera feed from their phone.
“NCP is a customer-centric business and this app is consistent with our corporate goal to maximise the customer experience at our car parks nationwide,” says Alison Sams, NCP’s head of marketing and retention. “We believe our new smartphone app will quickly become a must-have tool for motorists and help end their urban and airport parking nightmares.”