Smart Parking’s strategic relationship with Telstra continues to go from strength to strength.
On the back of the sales agreement signed in October 2017 we secured five contracts across Australia, four of which are already up and running:
- The City of Greater Geelong has a 209-bay installation
- City of Casey has a 904-bay installation
- City of Joondalup has a 120-bay installation
- Cairns Regional Council has a 224 bay installation
Read more about these completed projects below.
The City of Greater Geelong is making a move into IoT that includes parking
Geelong was part of a Telstra smart cities proof of concept initiative, with a number of different technologies being provided to the city.
The smart parking initiative was identified by the city as a key part of its Digital Geelong strategy. A pilot process was required and a high-profile location on the Geelong Waterfront was selected to incorporate the new smart city technologies.
Smart Parking was engaged to install its latest generation sensors, which in turn provided the city with real-time data and analytics on driver behaviour using its SmartRep dashboard.
Smart Parking deploys its technology as part of the City of Casey’s Smart City initiative
In December 2017, Smart Parking finished phase 1 of a 904 bay sensor project. The SmartEye sensors were installed in the Bunjil Place precinct, located in the City of Casey.
These will monitor parking space availability, including mobility bays, and will feed information back to the variable message signs strategically located in the carpark, meaning motorists will be able to follow real time guidance and directions to free parking bays.
Along with the information affording drivers an easy parking experience, the data is also fed into Smart parking’s analytics tool and dashboard, SmartRep, allowing a view of how the smart car park and its infrastructure is being used.
Joondalup – home of Australia’s smartest park
As part of the City of Joondalup’s strategy to establish digital transformation they partnered with Telstra, which meant – as Telstra’s preferred supplier of intelligent parking technology - Smart Parking were able to fulfil the contract and integrate into the Telstra IoT platform.
Tom Simpson Park is visited by thousands of people each month, and in an effort to ease congestion, help visitors find car parks and help traffic flows during peak periods, Smart Parking were asked to install 120 sensors, as well as occupancy signage and analytic reporting.
This real-time data and IoT dashboard has helped the City of Joondalup monitor the park’s occupancy behaviours, as well as providing a resource in decisions around future planning of the city.
Smart Parking provides a working solution on the main streets of Cairns Regional Council
Smart Parking stepped up after it became apparent that a camera-based system simply wasn’t going to work.
After installing 224 V3 sensors, as well as responsive LED signage, the two main streets of Cairns are now enjoying improved traffic flow and ease of parking.
The new smart system works with the Smart Parking mobile app and allows for future integration with PARCS and pay by phone. The system is also scalable and additional sensors and LED signage can be added at any time, meaning a smart, future-proof solution.
Live management information and a reporting dashboard are available for the Council to review occupancy at any time.
Smart Parking are looking forward to completing our other scheduled installs in early 2018. There are also further projects that are currently being worked on as part of Telstra’s focus on Smart Cities, with the aim of helping to improve the customer parking experience across Australia. Ben Williams, Smart Parking’s National Sales Manager, says “The partnership with Telstra has been fantastic and we are proud of what we have achieved with them in a relatively short space of time. 2018 is shaping up to be a very busy year and we look forward to working with Telstra on their ever growing Smart Cities offering ”