In the media

Park Smart in Manuka: five things you need to know

Posted on April 27, 2016
I drive through Manuka, and I feel like I know every inch of it…so when a collection of large LED parking signs recently suddenly appeared I was all ‘um…where did they come from?’

Getting information where it’s needed with the internet of things

Posted on April 18, 2016
Connected cities benefit us all. This was something Milton Keynes Council latched on to. They have around 25,000 parking spaces, and forecasts suggest they might need another 12,000 by 2020. But Brian Matthews, their head of transport, thought there could be another solution.

“Smart parking” will mean 3500 sensors instead of coupons soon

Posted on April 15, 2016
Wellington commuters will be able to pay and walk away as part of the new ‘Pay by Space’ parking system expected to go into operation later this year. The Council is to install 3500 parking sensors around the CBD after trialling the systems in Blair and Allen streets.

Smarter parking in the Smart Capital

Posted on April 15, 2016
Wellington commuters will be able to pay and simply walk away as part of the new ‘Pay by Space’ parking system being rolled out in the city and expected to go into operation later this year.

How the rich invest: Car parking pays off for Computershare founder Chris Morris

Posted on April 13, 2016
The Australian Financial Review looks at how the wealthy are making money for the column, How the rich invest.

Smart Parking: making money from parking bays and plays

Posted on April 02, 2016
Not surprisingly, Smart Parking’s “real agenda” stresses the technology side of its business, including the provision of real-time sensors, apps and radio frequency identification (RFID) for contactless payments in the same way as a tollway tag.

Smart detection of disabled bay abuse

Posted on March 10, 2016
The provision of disabled parking bays has become commonplace - but so has the abuse of these bays by the able-bodied motorists. Now London's Westminster City Council is running a trial of technology that detects when a vehicle is illegally parked in a disabled bay.

RFID Monitors Parking Spaces for the Disabled

Posted on February 09, 2016
The English city of Westminster is using technology provided by Smart Parking to identify when unauthorized vehicles are parked in spaces reserved for specific motorists with disabilities.

TfL releases new open data feeds to help Londoners find station parking spaces and avoid congestion

Posted on January 27, 2016
Live information on the number of parking spaces available in London Underground car parks, as well as improved traffic camera information that will help drivers avoid disruption, are the latest open data feeds to be released by Transport for London (TfL) to help make journeys easier for customers.

Finding a parking spot is about to become a lot easier in London

Posted on January 27, 2016
Forget driving around for hours hunting for a space, soon you'll be able to check if any of 11,000 TfL car park spaces are available.

Smart Parking Technology Expands in Costa Rica

Posted on January 23, 2016
Costa Rica is rapidly developing and increasingly recognized for its commitment to sustainability by ranking third in 2014’s Global Green Economy Index behind Sweden and Norway a notable accomplishment for such a small country.

Improved Roads Open Data – Car Parks & JamCams

Posted on January 22, 2016
London Underground has over 60 car parks with over 11,000 spaces. With the help of our partners Smart Parking, we have released live data showing available spaces for 25 of these car parks. We are seeing whether we can expand the feed to cover all London Underground car parks in the future.

5 Industries On the Verge of IoT Disruption

Posted on January 18, 2016
In Australia the only genuine application of IoT comes from the ACT, who are currently undertaking a ‘smart parking’ trial. This system can alert drivers on parking space availability before they leave their location or as they arrive at the parking space.

Smart technology ends search for city centre parking spots

Posted on January 08, 2016
The struggle to find parking in city centres may be over thanks to new smart parking technology. About 3000 high-tech parking sensors, capable of detecting when a vehicle has occupied a parking space, are to be installed in Wellington's CBD by bay sensor technology company Smart Parking.

Trial for parking sensors that tip off wardens about blue-badge fakers

Posted on December 17, 2015
BAD parkers beware: traffic wardens are to test technology that will finally give them the upper hand when it comes to ticketing drivers. The system uses sensors buried in parking spaces, which notify wardens if cars are parked illegally. If the trial is successful, the technology could be introduced to allow wardens to identify where overstayers are parked without having to patrol the streets.

Under the Hood: An Evolving Industry – Rebecca Grainger

Posted on December 16, 2015
The IT industry, in all of its sectors, is constantly evolving to provide better services and technological capabilities to users, and the parking industry is no different.

How Smart Parking is harnessing 3G/4G ‪#‎M2M‬ connectivity as a resilient & flexible alternative to fixed wire.

Posted on December 14, 2015
Global-leading parking solutions provider parks fixed line communication and turns to mobile connectivity for rapid and secure deployments across the UK

Hi-tech crackdown on illegal parking in disabled bays in central London

Posted on December 01, 2015
A London council is using groundbreaking technology to crack down on inconsiderate drivers parking illegally in disabled bays.

Intelligent parking trials proves successful

Posted on November 25, 2015
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.

Infra-red parking sensor installation, Westminster

Posted on November 16, 2015
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.