SEAT and Saba promote the creation of the connected car ecosystem

SEAT and Saba sign an agreement to develop vehicle services associated with parking, such as booking and advance payment of parking spaces The collaboration lays the foundation for projects like Parkfinder 2.0, which will enable drivers to know in real-time from their car which parking spaces are available The partners will explore the possibilities of new services that take advantage of the time spent that cars are parked, which is 95% of the time.

Luca de Meo, president of SEAT and Josep Martínez Vila, Saba CEO

SEAT and Saba, a leading operator in the development of urban mobility solutions and specialized in parking management, have signed an agreement in the framework of Automobile Barcelona to provide new services to the vehicle mobility ecosystem currently underway by SEAT.

In line with the goal of becoming a front-runner in connectivity, SEAT will add Saba to its ecosystem so that between the two they can create new services that facilitate drivers’ mobility, with new parking related functions. Among others, the partners are studying the way to offer a mobile reservation and payment system for parking spaces, which will enable Saba clients to make electronic payments for services and which will be included in the digital solutions that SEAT is currently working on.

In addition, the collaboration lays the foundation for projects like Parkfinder 2.0, which will enable both companies to offer drivers real-time information on which parking spaces are available and recommend a car park according the real needs of each client, among others. They will also explore other services associated with the time vehicles spend stationary, such as shopping delivery or refuelling. On average, it is estimated that privately owned cars spend 95% of the time parked.