Westminster City Council’s ground-breaking deployment of SmartPark, Smart Parking’s solution that helps drivers find a parking space quickly and conveniently is recognised as a finalist in the category of Excellence in Technology and Innovation at the 2015 Parking Industry Awards.
The contract has seen Smart Parking deploy over 3,000 SmartEye sensors across the central London borough, with a further 7,000 bay sensors to be installed. The scheme aims to take the stress out of searching for a parking space for millions of motorists in some of the busiest parts of Central London.
The 2015 Parking Industry Awards were presented at an industry dinner in Sydney on 19 August 2015, attended by over 150 members of the parking community.
Industry association, Parking Australia, operates the prestigious Parking Industry Awards program which distinguishes outstanding achievement and excellence in the Australian parking industry, recognising leading examples of new car park development and refurbishment, excellence in innovation and technology and exceptional use of on street and public space, as well as individual achievers.
Entries to the 2015 program were judged by an independent panel of thirteen industry professionals including Nick Lester-Davis, President of the European Parking Association, David C. Hill, Director at the World Parking Symposium and International Parking Institute and Susan Harris, CEO of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems).
Larry Eade, Smart Parking’s Head of Operations commented: “It’s certainly very rewarding to be recognised for a project that we have worked hard with Westminster City Council on. We believe it makes a genuine difference to motorists driving and searching for a parking space in Westminster”.
"Parking Australia congratulates the 2015 finalists on their achievements. Awards submissions show a strong commitment towards excellence in the control and management of parking facilities. We commend finalists for pursuing the type of innovations that drive the parking industry forward and advance the reputation of the parking industry whilst doing so," said Parking Australia CEO, Lorraine Duffy.