Social parking app, Parko — think, Waze for parking — helps identify parking spots before they actually become available.
That wasn’t the only time Neu-Ner has battled the parking gods who have decreed that the average Tel Aviv resident will spend 24 minutes on average looking for a parking spot. But it was the wakeup call that, if Neu-Ner’s new startup Parko succeeds, will transform life for curb-deprived drivers everywhere.
Neu-Ner teamed up with his cousin Itai David, a Technion graduate whom he describes as an “algorithm geek.” Together they created a smartphone app that almost magically senses when a parking spot will become available – even before the car’s driver opens the door.
App steers you to parking spots (Israel21c)
photo: Snapshot of a Tel Aviv parking lot by Nati Shohat/Flash90