William S. Lerner Introduces The Safest And Easiest Way To Find Parking Garages In Greater NYC
NEW YORK CITY (December 7, 2015) – Many automotive technology features which were created to enhance safety can actually become major distractions for drivers. With 25% of all accidents being caused by driver distraction, many of them now result from user error with navigation systems. Accident statistics surge in congested, downtown/urban areas because of drivers negotiating unfamiliar streets or looking for parking garages. The latest hands-free/voice-command technologies allow drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel, eyes on the road, and park safely at their destinations.
“The newest Android and Apple phones have a voice command that turns the phone on,” says William Lerner, automotive safety expert and executive consultant for iPark/Imperial Parking. “Before approaching your vehicle, to find the nearest iPark garage, these are the steps to follow with a Galaxy S6 Edge (for example): ‘OK, Google...Open Google Maps...OK, Google...Navigate to the nearest iPark’. These simple steps will get you to your destination in the fastest, safest way possible.”
Voice-command navigation works the same way using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which will soon become the model of in-car navigation systems. Available heads-up displays (navigation projected directly onto the windshield above the steering wheel) place turn-by-turn directions in front of your car, eliminating the need to look at the navigation screen on or in your dashboard. Whether visiting NYC from a local area or out-of-state, this technology will safely navigate to the iPark garage closest to your destination.
Founded by Jack Lerner, Imperial Parking Systems, now iPark, has been in the parking business for over 60 years, and is currently New York’s largest family-owned parking garage. Imperial Parking Systems began with a single 25-car lot and Lerner’s commitment to service and attention to detail. Decades later, iPark stands as a growing monument to the vision of its founder. With over 100 parking facilities throughout metro New York - and still growing - iPark is a pinnacle of service in the parking industry. www.ipark.com.