TORONTO, ON, September 17th, 2018 – Today, at the 2018 Canadian Parking Association Conference, HONK – North America’s fastest and most convenient way to find and pay for parking – announced the launch of a new product: HONK KIO. KIO further revolutionizes the parking experience by combining the company’s much-loved digital experience with a payment kiosk that allows non-app users to purchase parking on-site using HONK’s innovative payment platform. This product significantly expands HONK’s presence in the parking market and has already attracted new drivers in search of a modern, affordable and worry-free parking experience. Universities, municipalities and private operators are clamouring for the product to ensure a low-cost yet effective way to manage parking inventory and payments.

HONK is the first parking startup to fully integrate drivers’ digital experiences with portable pay stations creating a new way to pay for parking. KIO accepts all forms of electronic payment and fully integrates with HONK’s existing platform. With no user registration or app download required, KIO is the perfect parking solution for special events and one-time users due to its quick checkout and secure platform. Drivers simply park, pay, and walk away with an emailed or text receipt. No need to walk back to your car with a paper receipt. KIO is integrated with all enforcement applications, making administration a breeze.

HONK has already unveiled KIO at 7 colleges and universities, including: Algonquin College, Conestoga College, Georgian College, MacEwan University, Sheridan College, University of Alberta and University of Windsor.

“HONK KIO is the first of its kind in the Canadian parking industry,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “KIO will not only save drivers time and money, but it will also give parking operators a low-cost, self-serve portable solution to reduce operational costs and grow their revenues. We are following in the footsteps of many digital companies by combining their digital experience with a physical presence to provide the very best customer experience. KIO gives HONK a distinct advantage to build more loyalty, attract new customers and use the data and learnings from both sources to further modernize the parking experience.”

The future of parking has arrived – KIO is the next step in re-inventing parking and providing drivers with the simplest, fastest and most affordable parking experience across North America.