The ampido app and its new smart service “ready to park+” puts the fun back into parking and offers spots exclusively for smart drivers in Cologne and Munich.

It simply isn’t fair. smart drivers already have the edge when it comes to city parking – they can squeeze into spaces others have to pass, often cursing under their breath.

Now, the ampido app and its new smart service “ready to park+” take this advantage even further: In downtown Munich and Cologne, the service offers 100 parking spots per city just for smart drivers. And it doesn’t end there: “ready to park+” also features a continuously growing selection of parking spots available for convenient online booking.

So, how does it work? It’s simple: All you need to do is register with parking spot sharing service ampido as a smart driver and then download the app. Use their interactive map to find available spaces, book spots up to 30 days in advance, or use the service in real-time and let the sat nav do the rest. The whole thing isn’t just easy as pie, but also offers great value: prices undercut the going local rate by up to 50 percent.

Readytopark App
Stop looking for a parking spot in Cologne and Munich. Book online in real-time or 30 days in advance.

Airbnb for parking

What makes this idea so ground-breaking is its underlying premise. The service doesn’t just offer conventional parking spots, but allows anyone to rent out their own, private spot by the hour: It’s like Airbnb for parking. A world-first – that helps everyone. Those looking for a space can maintain their zen and save money, while those renting out unused spots get to make some extra cash. The environment benefits too, since drivers no longer go around in circles looking for a place to park.

“’ready to park+’ lets smart drivers park in urban top spots at radically reduced rates,” explains smart CEO Dr. Annette Winkler. “It saves time, nerves, and money during the parking spot search, making it a typical smart solution.” And this is only the beginning: Following the launch in Cologne and Munich, ready to park+ is set to roll out across other cities, too.

smart parking
“ready to park+” offers smart drivers access to 100 exclusive parking spots in Cologne and Munich.

For more information on “ready to park+”, visit the ampido website.

Price (ampido app): free
System: iOS 6.0 or higher / Android 4.0 or higher
Size: 11.4 MB / 4.3 MB