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A London council is using groundbreaking technology to crack down on inconsiderate drivers parking illegally in disabled bays.
Studies have shown that 30% of city traffic congestion is caused by people looking for somewhere to park. Our research indicates that the average time to find an available space is 14 minutes but using the app that is reduced to eight.
Significant demand for parking in Central London means that drivers can spend an average of 15 minutes looking for available spaces. While drivers search and wait for availability, they continually contribute to the congestion and air pollution of the Capital. The distribution of vehicles across parking spaces can also be massively uneven; under-used parking areas are regularly in close proximity to saturated areas and drivers unaware of available spaces nearby.
Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) wins a 12 month car parking sensor trial in the A.C.T.
Work on the trial of smart parking technology in the Manuka shopping precinct will begin next week, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced. The 12-month trial will cost around $330,000 and will roll out in the first quarter of 2016, once all of the car park sensors, real-time traffic signs and smartphone applications have been installed
The ACT Government will hold a 12 month trial of "smart parking'" in the busy Manuka shopping precinct at the start of next year. Ground sensors will be installed to gather real-time parking information, which will then be relayed to drivers through a smartphone app and traffic signs.
The UK town that will be one of the pilot sites for autonomous vehicle testing later in the year, is expanding its ‘smart parking’ system, which was deployed in early 2015 as another mobility pilot project.
Hours spent crawling round Cardiff’s streets to try to find a parking space could be a thing of the past when a new pilot scheme of “smart parking” is expanded in the city. There are already 225 sensors installed in the city but another 57 have been put in place.
The Smart Parking Trial scheme which launched in Cardiff this summer has been expanded to cover the Cathays Park area of the city. A further 57 Smart Parking RFID-equipped SmartEye vehicle detection sensors, linked via SmartLink data transmitters have been installed in addition to the original 225 sensors which were originally installed in West Grove, The Walk, Museum Avenue, North Road, Museum Place, Park Place, Wellfield Road, Albany Road, Severn Road Car Park and Sofia Gardens Car Park (access road to the car park).
Smart Parking Technology has started installing 225 RFID-equipped SmartEye vehicle detection sensors, linked via SmartLink data transmitters, in some of Cardiff’s central parking hotspots.
City council tests software hooking up sensors and mobile app to guide drivers to empty bays
It is billed as a tool which can help Cardiff's residents and visitors find vacant spaces in an instant... but does the Smart Parking app really work?
An app capable of showing people where to park their cars is currently being piloted in Cardiff. Smart Parking, which can be downloaded on both Android and iOS, allows you to locate vacant parking spaces in real-time. Wales’s capital is the first city outside London to get the technology, with the council looking to extend the project if it’s a success.
The Smart Parking technology uses vehicle detection sensors installed at parking bays in the city to indicate available spaces - shown as green icons - with filled spaces showing as amber or red.
Smart parking technology offering live information to motorists is being trialled in Cardiff. Cardiff City Council is working with firm Smart Parking Ltd to pilot a system that allows people to see where parking spaces are available throughout the Welsh capital.
Smart parking technology offering live information to motorists is being trialled for one of the first times outside London.
In a move which could transform how residents, visitors and commuters park their car in Cardiff, The City of Cardiff Council is working with Smart Parking Ltd, to carry out a pilot scheme testing how effective this new technology is for the Welsh Capital. Cardiff will be the first city to use this technology on street, outside London.
The initial momentum on smart cities was focused around solving the specific problems of cities, problems that have been critical for a long time. Smart parking solutions were soon identified as important projects for improving parking options in cities, particularly in city centres. Read the full M2MNow Report here
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City of Cardiff Council has moved to improve its on-street parking capability, with the installation of 225 vehicle detection sensors around parking hotspots.