February 9, 2021
Industry News
Ford, GM Invest Big in EVs and AVs
Ford last week committed to investing $29 billion in electric and autonomous vehicle development by the end of 2025. The announcement came on the heels of General Motors’ commitment to end production of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 with its own $27 billion investment in new vehicle technologies. It’s all seen as a massive push toward the future of electric and self-driving vehicles.
Nashville Launches Smart Zones for Unloading
In an effort to decrease congestion and adapt to a big increase in curbside vehicle loading and unloading, the City of Nashville, Tenn., launched eight “smart zones,” that allow drivers to reserve curbside space. Anyone can reserve the spaces to load or unload anything, and the city hopes the program will both reduce traffic from circling and help businesses through the end of the pandemic.
Share Your Experience: IPMI's 2021 Market Trends & Recovery Survey
We need to hear from you! Take the 2021 IPMI Market Trends & Recovery Survey to share your recent industry experiences. All industry professionals are encouraged to participate and share with your network. Take the survey by Monday, March 1 to be entered in a raffle for two prizes: an Apple Watch and a Nintendo Switch.
IPMI Extends Volunteer Terms
In response to COVID-19’s effects on the industry and IPMI in 2020, terms of volunteers serving on IPMI’s Board of Directors and committees have been extended by one year. Board elections will take place in 2022 instead of this year to give members the opportunity to refocus on strategic priorities post-pandemic and the industry’s recovery. Our thanks and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who’s devoted time and effort to IPMI and parking and mobility during this difficult year. To get involved, check out our Volunteer Opportunities.
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