As populations grow, urban mobility becomes a priority for city planners. The ability to move people around urban areas efficiently is essential for access to jobs, education, healthcare, and other essential services.
Cities around the world are facing increasing traffic congestion, which leads to longer commute times, reduced productivity, and increased air pollution. Difficulty in finding available parking spaces only adds to increased congestion, wasted time and fuel. The use of personal combustion engine vehicles is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which in turn has adverse impacts on public health and the environment.
Public transportation options may sometimes be inadequate, making it difficult for people to get around efficiently and affordably; and safety and accessibility concerns on public transport are also challenges.
Smart cities see the need to address all these challenges with a comprehensive approach that considers the needs of all users and promotes sustainable and efficient options. Smart mobility solutions, such as intelligent transportation, parking systems and shared mobility services, can help improve urban mobility and create more liveable and sustainable cities.
There are several reasons why parking guidance solutions are growing in popularity:
- They optimise parking space utilisation By using real-time data to guide drivers to available parking spaces, they help to reduce the time spent searching for a spot thus reducing traffic congestion and emissions.
- They enhance user experience By providing real-time information about parking availability, location, and pricing through mobile apps or digital signage, drivers can plan their parking before arriving at the destination and avoid frustration, improving their experience.
- They increase parking management efficiency contributing to reduced costs in running a parking facility. Examples include scheduling changed availability for particular parking categories to increase bay volume at peak times; reporting of overstays in real time; and implementation of automatic payment facilities.
- They provide data for future planning Asset owners can use reporting and monitoring tools for future planning, peak period management and revenue optimisation.
Managing the challenges modern cities face is an ongoing priority and integrating parking technology as one part of a smart city’s solutions can efficiently and cost effectively reduce some of their impacts.
Park Agility are delighted to announce a partnership with SONAH GmbH, German provider of camera-based sensor products and solutions.
The advantages and disadvantages of incorporating camera sensors into a parking guidance system
The five most commonly used car detection technologies within the parking guidance system domain are : Infrared; Magnetic Resonance; Ultrasonic; Laser / LiDAR; and Cameras.
Solar powered way finding signage is an ideal solution where traditional infrastructure is either not available or cost prohibitive.
Accurate car counting is one of the most cost effective ways to understand and then optimise a car park’s utilisation and help to reduce congestion.
Signage capability is evolving fast with a range of accurate technologies to suit varying locations and parking asset needs.
Whilst the idea of building a brand-new city from the ground up is exciting, there are many things Australia’s smart city planners can invest in for existing urban centres that will help the community
There are multiple elements that make up how a parking guidance system works, and these include signage, sensors and a management system
Cities are more liveable, less congested and safer when car parking technology is used in a wide range of facilities – retail, commercial, residential, healthcare, travel and transportation hubs.
Technology has disrupted most industries over the past couple of decades, streamlining and improving service offerings in successive waves. The parking industry is no different.
More organisations are looking for environmentally friendly solutions that meet their need to help manage congestion – and parking guidance is an easy win.
Now is the time to take advantage of the technologies that will help entice customers back to your business and create operational efficiencies.
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