CivicSmart Selected by the City of Columbus, Ohio to Demonstrate Vehicle Detection Sensors

August 16, 2019




CivicSmart Selected by the City of Columbus, Ohio to Demonstrate Vehicle Detection Sensors




MILWAUKEE, WI  – CivicSmart, Inc., is proud to announce that the City of Columbus, Ohio, has selected CivicSmart as a finalist to install its patented Vehicle Detection Sensors for a three-month trial starting in October 2019.




Following a competitive evaluation, CivicSmart was selected to install 100 of its subterranean Vehicle Detection Sensors in the Short North Arts District along High Street.  CivicSmart is one of three finalists selected to participate in the Columbus trials.


“As the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Columbus is America’s Smart City, and CivicSmart is delighted to be chosen to demonstrate our Smart Parking sensors in the city later this year,” said Mike Nickolaus, CivicSmart President and CEO.


The sensors will be tested and, if successful, will be integrated with the City’s ParkColumbus mobile parking app to allow motorists to identify convenient, vacant spaces before and during their trip to the Short North.  By reducing uncertainty and aimless searching, traffic congestion and vehicle pollution will be reduced, pedestrian safety will be improved, and customers will find it easier to patronize local businesses.



About CivicSmart’s Vehicle Detection Sensors

CivicSmart’s Vehicle Detection Sensors offer a reliable, low-cost solution for detecting vehicles in on-street parking spaces. The sensors provide real-time data with 99.5%+ accuracy and extremely low latency, allowing parking program managers to detect vehicles in a specific space and to reveal parking patterns, trends, and high demand areas.  Detailed parking occupancy and session data allows cities to make data-driven policy decisions which help residents, businesses and visitors.



About CivicSmart

CivicSmart, Inc., is a leader in citywide, on-street parking solutions with an 83-year track record providing electronic meters, sensors, housings, enforcement, and software products for over a million parking spaces.  Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, CivicSmart’s patented “Smart Parking” solutions have been deployed globally on five continents and serve over 1,500 clients.  More information about CivicSmart is available at