15 Jun 2020 Smart Thinking Articles
With over 64,000 commuters driving in to the city centre each day, Cardiff Council invested in a smart city parking and guidance system.
Motorists now have the ‘Park Cardiff’ bi-lingual app that allows them to check for travel times and parking availability, as well as promoting Park & Ride services as part of Cardiff’s multi-modal transport integration.
Council officers can also use the SmartCloud management platform to view live parking events and generate detailed reporting for better insights into parking behaviour.
170 bay sensors - Enforcement of limited waiting bays & visibility of use and abuse.
The enforcement efficiency gains have been immediate, as CEOs are alerted to all overstaying vehicles in real-time. Sensor arrival messages are used as the first observation which allows for immediate enforcement by the CEO on arrival to the area. The SmartCloud dashboard allows the Council to view the site in real-time, and understand and report on contravention, occupancy, turnover rates and more.
100 bay sensors – EV, Disabled & Coach Bays
The Council is now able to compare charge time with bay occupancy in the EV bays, which is key for turnover and fair use. Coach parking has become more regulated, and the Council now have a better idea on how spaces are being used.
All parking information is made available via the SmartCloud management platform, and this in turn integrates with the Borough’s smart city Urban Sharing Platform.
Smart Parking also offer a range of car park leasing options, ideal for Councils looking to realise the full revenue potential of their parking estate. We are dedicated to forging long-term partnerships with Councils, offering flexible leasing options to enable continuous development.
We appreciate the unique complexities of each and every car park and use a blend of the latest parking payment technology, space management innovation and ethical enforcement to put positive parking experience at the forefront.
"At Smart Parking we help our customers truly recognise the potential of their parking asset. By deploying the latest in car park technology across a parking footprint - no matter how large or small - we are able to give councils and operations both an overview of how their car park is being used, as well as enabling customers to take a deep dive and really look at their parking asset at a granular level. Our technology is designed to be flexible and customisable, so we can deliver a smart city working solution to almost any car park space."
Smart Parking Director of UK Sales