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AppyWay: HALIFAX WELCOMES INNOVATIVE SCHEME AIMED AT REDUCING TIME MOTORISTS SPEND FINDING AND PAYING FOR PARKING

October 31, 2019


HALIFAX WELCOMES INNOVATIVE SCHEME AIMED AT REDUCING TIME MOTORISTS SPEND FINDING AND PAYING FOR PARKING


– Combination of over 1,700 bay sensors and award-winning mobile app (AppyParking) helps local residents and visitors save time finding and paying for parking

– Convenience of solution supports local economies by reducing the usual stress of parking, with motorists staying longer in town compared to using traditional pay and display tickets

LONDON, UK – Thursday 31st October: AppyWay, the pioneering kerbside management and intelligent mobility firm, today announced the launch of their innovative Smart City Parking scheme in the West Yorkshire town of Halifax in partnership with Calderdale Council.

The launch follows the successful implementation of the same scheme in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, earlier in 2019.

AppyWay’s Smart City Parking solution remains the first of its kind to integrate technical capabilities such as smart parking sensors and sensor-enabled payments across on and off-street parking spaces into a seamless mobile app experience for customers, whilst also providing powerful kerbside analytics for the local authority.

In addition to transforming the parking experience for motorists, the firm are now able to report that the scheme can help support the local economy, following the successful implementation earlier this year in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Users, when comparing the AppyParking experience to using traditional pay and display machines report they find it more convenient, less stressful and end up staying in town longer as they didn’t worry about their ticket expiring(1).

Dan Hubert, Founder and CEO of AppyWay, “We’re incredibly excited for our service to go live in Halifax and look forward to seeing local residents, businesses and visitors adopt the app. We know that by alleviating the uncertainty of parking and making the whole experience as pain-free as possible, we can help breathe life into local economies as they struggle to compete with the rise of online shopping. Our survey results from Harrogate demonstrate that if you can show people where they can park with real-time availability, make payments more convenient and less stressful then people are likely to stay for longer. We’re committed to delivering tangible benefits like this for our local authority partners and we look forward to the feedback in Halifax and to launching our next location, Portsmouth, later this year.”

For motorists parking in Halifax, AppyParking helps reduce unnecessary miles driven around town looking for parking, by providing live parking availability in the app – a key feature of installing parking sensors in each bay. The firm argue that less time and fuel spent looking for parking naturally contributes to a reduction in associated congestion and vehicle emissions.

Once parked, paying for parking is also simplified. Not only does the launch represent the first time bank card payments have been made available in Halifax, users of the app also benefit from the option of One Click Parking™, a concept created by AppyWay with the support of payments technology company Visa.

The app seamlessly pairs the user’s mobile device with the sensor under their vehicle via Bluetooth, enabling them to start a pay-as-you-go parking session that automatically ends when they drive away. This means that following the minimum ticket duration (which is either half an hour or an hour depending on location) users enjoy pay-per-minute rates, helping them avoid paying for time they don’t use, which is typical when having to decide how long they need to park at the start of their stay with pay and display.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, adds: “We know from listening to residents that they would like more flexibility when it comes to parking. By utilising this new technology we can allow drivers to plan ahead and easily see which areas of Halifax are busy for parking and where has available spaces.”

“People will also have the option to pay through the app, saving the need to find the correct change or worry about over-staying the time on their ticket – allowing visitors to explore Halifax at their leisure.”

 
For interviews and requests please contact:
Georgia Tomkins, georgia.tomkins@appyway.com – +44 7787 951199
For images and brand assets please visit https://appyway.com/press
About AppyWay
AppyWay exists to help cities thrive from the kerb up. We see the kerb as a catalyst – the key to powering progress with the most pressing urban mobility challenges. Our platform of data, APIs and tools provide digital kerbside management solutions that enable intelligent mobility, better connecting cities with people and businesses.

Through close collaboration and industry leading partnerships, the AppyWay platform effectively acts as a ‘future mobility’ conduit between the public and private sector:

Kerbside Management | B2G
AppyKerb, our Govtech stack, is a complete kerbside management platform. With AppyKerb, Local Authorities are empowered to commoditise and open up their assets. This enables rich data-driven insights and digital access solutions for everyone using our kerbs.
Learn more >Intelligent Mobility | B2B
AppyWay business solutions keep people, goods and cities flowing. A full eco-system of kerbside data APIs, payment solutions and CAV integrations improves kerb interactions for local enterprises, customers, deliveries and fleets alike.
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APPYPARKING BECOMES APPYWAY, AS LEADING KERBSIDE AND INTELLIGENT MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY FIRM SETS OFF ON GLOBAL MISSION TO HELP CITIES THRIVE, FROM THE KERB UP

September 03, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

APPYPARKING BECOMES APPYWAY, AS LEADING KERBSIDE AND INTELLIGENT MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY FIRM SETS OFF ON GLOBAL MISSION TO HELP CITIES THRIVE, FROM THE KERB UP

 

 

 

  • AppyWay launched as the fast-growing business looks to better convey how its solutions empower local authorities to unlock their kerbside assets and enable intelligent mobility

  • Award-winning mobile app, AppyParking, retains identity and continues to make parking forgettable for thousands of motorists across the UK

 

 

LONDON, UK – Tuesday 3rdSeptember: The company that developed and operates the award-winning mobile app, AppyParking, today announced the launch of their new parent brand, AppyWay, as the business is set to take-off on a global mission of helping cities thrive, from the kerb up.

 

Having recently completed a successful Series A funding round, AppyWay has been launched to help better articulate the company’s vision of smart, connected cities where intelligent mobility can flourish.

 

Dan Hubert, founder and CEO, “This is another huge milestone for our business and it’s truly a joy to be able to bring to life ‘the why’ behind ‘the what’ our fantastic team do. It all starts with a vision for more liveable cities, and our obsession with the kerb.  We may be a bit biased, but we genuinely believe kerbs have the power to unlock a better urban life for us all – socially, commercially and physically. And that right now is the right time to unlock that kerb power.’

 

Hubert founded AppyParking in 2013, with the ambition of solving the common frustration of finding a parking space. By showing drivers where they can and can’t park on-street, the app continues to help reduce the almost four days each year UK motorists spend looking for parking. The challenge of building up the UK’s largest set of standardised kerbside data led the entrepreneur to realise the uptapped potential lying under everyone’s feet.

 

The problem for city centres, Hubert argues is that, ‘kerbs haven’t changed physically for centuries. Yet the way we use them has. The explosion of ride-hailing, micro-mobility, ever-rising home deliveries and the popularity of PAYG services are driving up congestion, pollution and safety issues. As drivers battle for precious space to drop off and pick up, it’s causing kerbside chaos and our urban infrastructure is collapsing under the pressure. We’re seeing the demise of the local high street and the government’s recent commitment of up to £1 billion for the Future High Streets Fund1demonstrates the need for urgent action.’

 

The Future High Streets Fund is an initiative led by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, providing up to £25 million of investment per area, for local authorities to prepare long-term strategies for their high-streets and town centres. A key focus for the funding is improve transport and access into town centres and to invest in vital infrastructure2.

 

Hubert sees a key role for the kerb in these schemes, ‘At a time when online shopping can deliver what you need the next day with just one click, we need to face a hard truth – the user experience of the high street must be transformed if we are to encourage shoppers back and drive footfall. But, before you can innovate, you need to understand the high street first. How are streets being used? What does kerbside demand look like and how can parking be optimised? It’s a challenge our team are set-up to help solve, and with our kerbside management platform, AppyKerb, we can equip local authorities with the means to surface kerbside data, identify opportunities to improve their infrastructure, make those traffic order changes and also provide world-leading solutions to make parking more convenient and less stressful.’

 

AppyWay will be featuring their innovative solutions at the Cenex-LCV event at the Millbrook Proving Ground  4 – 5 September and at New Mobility World during the Frankfurt Motor Show 10 – 13 September as part of the Great Britain Pavilion.

 

1 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/1-billion-future-high-streets-fund-expanded-to-50-more-areas

2 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-high-streets-fund/future-high-street-fund

 

 

 

For interviews and requests please contact:

Georgia Tomkins, georgia.tomkins@appyparking.com– +44 7787 951199

 

For images and brand assets please visit https://appyway.com/press

 

About AppyWay

 

AppyWay exists to help cities thrive from the kerb up. We see the kerb as a catalyst – the key to powering progress with the most pressing urban mobility challenges. Our platform of data, APIs and tools provide digital kerbside management solutions that enable intelligent mobility, better connecting cities with people and businesses.

 

Through close collaboration and industry leading partnerships, the AppyWay platform effectively acts as a ‘future mobility’ conduit between the public and private sector:

 

Kerbside Management | B2G

AppyKerb, our Govtech stack, is a complete kerbside management platform. With AppyKerb, Local Authorities are empowered to commoditise and open up their assets. This enables rich data-driven insights and digital access solutions for everyone using our kerbs.

Learn more >

 

Intelligent Mobility | B2B

AppyWay business solutions keep people, goods and cities flowing. A full eco-system of kerbside data APIs, payment solutions and CAV integrations improves kerb interactions for local enterprises, customers, deliveries and fleets alike.

Learn more >

 

 

 

 

APPYPARKING CLOSES £7.6 MILLION SERIES A FUNDING

July 16, 2019

APPYPARKING CLOSES £7.6 MILLION SERIES A FUNDING

 

 

 

 

  • Funding to accelerate the firm’s mission to make parking forgettable by digitising the kerb, helping unlock intelligent mobility for the public and private sector.

 

 

 

LONDON, UK:  AppyParking, the kerbside management and mobility technology firm that is transforming parking for motorists and empowering local authorities and car park operators to better manage their assets, announced that the company has just closed a £7.6 million Series A round.

 

The funding round includes new strategic investment from Hyundai Motor Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation. It was led by West Hill Capital, the London based venture capital firm, with participation from existing investors Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply. The investment brings AppyParking’s total funding since launch to over £11 million and will enable the company to accelerate product development, support domestic and international growth and continue to expand their talented team.

 

Founded in 2013 with the launch of their award-winning smart parking app, AppyParking is on a mission to make parking forgettable and help prepare cities for the rise of autonomous vehicles. They were the first company in the world to focus on the need to create a ‘digital infrastructure twin’ of all kerbside restrictions to enable better access for all types of road-users. Last year the company began mapping all of Greater London’s restricted road network in high definition, up to an accuracy of 3cm. AppyParking now hosts the largest dataset of the UK’s kerbside restrictions which is aligned with the recently announced data standard by the Alliance of Parking Data Standards (APDS), with over 400 towns and cities forecasted to be mapped by the end of this year.

 

Dan Hubert, Founder and CEO of AppyParking: “Across the world ‘Smart City’ projects are underway to develop autonomous vehicle and intelligent mobility solutions to help save our cities from grinding to a standstill. The challenge is real and technological innovation is racing ahead of the legacy infrastructure in place to manage a key piece of city real estate – the kerb. By empowering local authorities with the tools that help them better manage and open up their kerbside, we’re helping them to address key issues like congestion and air quality, whilst also laying the future foundations for truly sustainable intelligent mobility.

It’s a real achievement for the whole team to secure this investment and I’m extremely excited to have Hyundai and Sumitomo on board to support our mission. Work is already underway to take our mission global as we aim to make the humble kerb work for everyone, and help cities thrive.”

 

Takashi Yamana, President and CEO of Sumitomo Corporation Europe, commented: “With existing mobility service across the Nordic region and ‘Smart City’ projects in Europe and Asia, we expect through this investment we can harness AppyParking’s technology and innovative approach to support these existing businesses, whilst of course helping accelerate their growth internationally.”

 

Dr. Yun-seong Hwang, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company added: “We believe that parking and kerbside access are key components to enable the full potential of any future mobility strategy. We recognize that AppyParking’s competencies and technology could solve important parts of the mobility ecosystem and this aligns with Hyundai’s strategic vision.”

About AppyParking

AppyParking is on a mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. We understand how fragmented infrastructures and stand-alone solutions cause stress and hassle for the most mundane of daily tasks, like finding and paying for a parking space. We know there’s a better way of doing things and so we’re building innovative and future-ready solutions from the bottom up, to improve the way parking is accessed and managed.

Our holistic kerbside management platform provides a ‘future of mobility’ conduit between the private and public sector, ensuring standardised kerbside data can flow between local authorities and mobility operators, unlocking the barriers that hinder the adoption of intelligent mobility solutions and ultimately make the kerb work for everyone, physically, socially and commercially.

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APPYPARKING UNLOCKS THE CITY OF LONDON FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS WITH REAL-TIME AVAILABILITY OF DISABLED BAYS

June 11, 2019

 

 

 

APPYPARKING UNLOCKS THE CITY OF LONDON FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS WITH REAL-TIME AVAILABILITY OF DISABLED BAYS

 

 

 

  • Blue Badge holders can now use the free AppyParking mobile app to see the availability of 188 accessible parking bays across the City of London

  • For the first time ever, the Parking Services Team at the City of London Corporation will be able to see exactly how the accessible bays are used

  • The City Corporation will use this data to better inform future parking and transport policy decisions that impact kerbside access for vulnerable road users

 

 

LONDON, UK – AppyParking, the kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, and the City of London Corporation have confirmed the launch of real-time occupancy of accessible bays across the City. Using AppyParking’s smart sensor solution, Blue Badge holders can now use the free AppyParking mobile app to not only see the locations of accessible bays across the City of London but also check to see if they’re available.

 

In addition to the location and availability of accessible bays, the app also shows the location, rules and prices for all on and off-street parking in the Square Mile.  Motorists can link through to commonly used navigation apps such as Waze or Google Maps from AppyParking and drive directly to the parking space of their choice.

 

The launch of this initiative will bring greater access to the Square Mile for Blue Badge holders. The AppyParking analytics platform will also, for the first time ever, give the Parking Services Team at the City Corporation, the ability to see exactly how the accessible bays are being used and view parking data in one centralised system. The data will better inform future parking and transport policy decisions that impact kerbside access for vulnerable road users and improve enforcement operations.

 

Alastair Moss, Chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee at the City of London Corporation “An important part of our Transport Strategy is to use smart technology to improve accessibility in the Square Mile.

 

“With almost 200 accessible parking bays available for use, we want all City visitors to travel comfortably and confidently while feeling welcome and safe – and partnerships such as these will be essential to achieving that goal.

 

“Together we are making the car-parking experience as user-friendly, and navigable as possible, saving the time and frustrations for those who need it most.”

 

Dan Hubert, CEO & Founder of AppyParking commented “We’re committed to making parking forgettable for absolutely everyone. We’re thrilled to be supporting The City of London in alleviating some of the accessibility challenges Blue Badge holders face. By adding into our app the locations and real-time availability of accessible bays across the Square Mile, Blue Badge holders can quickly and conveniently locate accessible parking bays.”

 

 

“Using our real-time sensor technology and analytics platform, the City of London will also be able to plan effectively for the future. As travel and parking habits change, the City will be able to use kerbside demand data to provide transformative user experiences for mobility impaired motorists.”

 

Helen Dolphin MBE, Director of People’s Parking and active campaigner for the improvement of parking experiences for motorists with disabilities supports the initiative, “I think it’s fantastic that the City of London Corporation have collaborated with AppyParking to bring their innovative technology to bear in supporting greater kerbside access for Blue Badge holders across the Square Mile. This scheme should become the norm so that Blue Badge holders can visit city centres and local high streets filled with the confidence they’ll have a convenient place to park.”

 

 

About AppyParking

AppyParking are a leading kerbside management and smart parking solutions provider with the UK’s most awarded parking app.  They have recently deployed a world-first in Harrogate, providing a fully integrated Smart City Parking system that seamlessly integrates all on and off-street parking with real-time availability and frictionless payments all through their easy to use app.

For local authorities, the Analytics tool, which City of London teams will be using, surfaces powerful utilisation data so parking assets can be better understood and optimised.

 

For more information, visit appyparking.com

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

AppyParking works with Local Authorities to unlock the kerbside in preparation for a robo-taxi future

April 12, 2019

 

 

 

AppyParking works with Local Authorities to unlock the kerbside in preparation for a robo-taxi future

 

 

 

  • Ground-breaking solution ideally placed to enable rapid digitisation of the UK’s kerbside restriction data, unlocking greater opportunity for mobility-as-a-service innovation

  • Innovative project has involved the participation of three local authority partners, Cambridgeshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Milton Keynes Council, in user research, process workshops and feedback from hands-on testing

  • Empowering local authorities to manage Traffic Regulation Orders digitally is essential to deliver the Department for Transport Future of Mobility (FoM) objective of access to standardised kerbside data

 

 

LONDON, UK : AppyParking, the kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, has confirmed their next generation Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) management solution, developed in partnership with three local authorities as part of an Innovate UK funded initiative, is being used in a live environment as the project progresses to real-world testing.

 

Cambridgeshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Milton Keynes Council have collaborated with product developers at AppyParking over the past nine months to create a kerbside mapping and management software tool known as AppyMapper. The project has uncovered significant opportunities to both relieve the pain endured by Local Authority officers that manage TROs and deliver substantial operational efficiencies. Early feedback is suggesting the solution is already reducing time to edit and change TROs with significant savings compared to existing software solutions.

 

Sunil Budhdeo of Coventry City Council said, “We have identified real savings in the time is takes to upload and edit data in our zone-based parking approach.  Work which used to take several weeks is now done in a few hours.  This will allow us to be more flexible in the future and support our mobility projects.”

 

The work fully supports the Department for Transport’s discovery work in digitising TROs and also works with the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS).  Darren Capes of the DfT said, “People forget open data doesn’t just happen and needs updating and maintaining in line with policy and land changes.”

 

David Lines, Highways Engineer at Cambridgeshire County Council agrees, “We’ve been involved in this project to help support the innovative ideas we’re already deploying in Cambridgeshire, that all rely on high-quality digital TRO data.”

 

“The Smart Cambridge programme has been looking at how digitised TRO data can support future mobility such as autonomous vehicles and smart parking, so this is an important requirement for future parking management and we’re pleased to be helping make sure the service meets our needs.”

 

Steve Hayes of Milton Keynes Council says, “UK local authorities are the gatekeepers of parking, aligning it to local policies as new innovations emerge.  If we want the benefits of mobility innovation to be felt across the UK – something the FoM Strategy requires – we need the tools to support our parking teams.”

 

Karla Jakeman of Innovate UK added, “This idea enables a vision for smarter parking for UK local authorities, future proofing them for connected transport and mobility as a service.  Digital TROs are a core need for other projects Innovate UK is supporting and we are delighted to help bring this innovation to the market.”

 

Dan Hubert, Founder and CEO of AppyParking, summarises “This really has been a collaborative effort – Innovate UK funded three very different local authorities to work with us to develop our product.  We’ve been able to listen to the current protracted paper based process of TRO management and mutually create a digitised solution that we can offer to other authorities very soon. Without Innovate UK support we wouldn’t have been able to invest in this ground-breaking development and gain the customer insight so vital to making a step change in kerbside management.”

 

The development of the solution is timely, with momentum continuing to build behind the standardisation of digital TROs in the UK, with the Department for Transport highlighting their important role in realising the objectives laid out in the ‘Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy’ report.  Dan Hubert added,

 

“The foundation of any intelligent transport solution that needs to interact with the kerb, be that the shared mobility services of today or robo-taxis of the future, has to be an accurate understanding of how to be compliant: is parking permitted, for how long, how much does it cost?  Open access to accurate and standardised kerbside restriction data is essential if the UK is to fulfil its potential of becoming a world-leader in intelligent mobility and with our platform, we’re excited that we can empower local authorities to truly be in the driver’s seat on that journey.”

 

 

For more information, interview requests and/or quotes please contact:

 

AppyParking

Garry Thornton, garry@appyparking.com– +44(0)7432 633374

Georgia Tomkins, georgia.tomkins@appyparking.com– +44(0)7787 951199

 

  1. Department for Transport’s ‘Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-mobility-urban-strategy

 

About AppyParking

AppyParking is on a mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. We understand how fragmented infrastructures and stand-alone solutions cause stress and hassle for the most mundane of daily tasks, like finding and paying for a parking space. We know there’s a better way of doing things and so we’re building innovative and future-ready solutions from the bottom up, to improve the way parking is accessed and managed.

We work collaboratively with local councils to understand the challenges they face and help them better manage traffic and the kerbside, enforce Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) and modernise their infrastructure. All the while taking the stress out of parking for their residents and laying the foundations for autonomous and electric mobility in cities.

Our kerbside management platform, or ‘air traffic control’ for cities, is the first web-based platform to consolidate parking and traffic management requirements into one easy-to-use system. It provides councils with:

  • A modular system configured to their needs
  • End-to-end, digital management of TRO/TMOs
  • Standardised data ready for intelligent mobility applications

Our award-winning mobile app enables users to save time, money and hassle when parking in over 50 UK towns and cities by providing the most comprehensive source of on and off-street parking information.

For more information, visit appyparking.com

AppyParking: PAIN OF PARKING A THING OF THE PAST AS HARROGATE WELCOMES WORLD-FIRST INTEGRATED SMART CITY PARKING SOLUTION

February 01, 2019

 

 

 

 

AppyParking: PAIN OF PARKING A THING OF THE PAST AS HARROGATE WELCOMES WORLD-FIRST INTEGRATED SMART CITY PARKING SOLUTION

 

 

 

 

  • Innovative solution designed by UK start-up AppyParking aims to reduce the 4 days wasted by the average UK motorist each year looking for parking spaces[1]

  • Over 2,000 new smart parking sensors in bays across Harrogate town centre will help transform parking experience for thousands of users

  • Unique combination of in-app One Click Parking™ and smart sensors for the first time provides real-time availability of parking spaces, streamlined payments and a parking data analytics dashboard for councils to use

 

 

 

 

HARROGATE, UK – 28 January 2019: AppyParking, the kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, has announced their innovative Smart City Parking solution is now fully available to Harrogate’s residents. The launch represents an important milestone in the UK start-up’s mission to make parking forgettable by providing transformative user experiences for motorists and data-driven solutions for local authorities to better understand and manage kerbside assets.

 

The Smart City Parking solution is the first of its kind to integrate technical capabilities such as smart parking sensors, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) barriers and sensor-enabled payments into a consolidated system, offering a seamless experience for users across both on and off-street parking[2]and a powerful kerbside utilisation tool for local authorities.

 

One Click Parking™, a concept created by AppyParking with the support of payments technology company Visa, enables users of the app, once parked over a sensor, to start and pay for parking sessions that automatically end when they drive away.  Users of the app will benefit from pay-per-minute rates, allowing drivers to pay only for the time they are parked and avoid paying upfront for time they don’t use with a pay and display ticket.

 

With full visibility of parking availability across the town, users can check for spaces near their destination and then drive straight there, reducing the time and fuel spent looking for parking, helping ease congestion and contributing to a reduction in vehicle emissions.

Through the service, the councils also have access to an analytics dashboard which shows parking utilisation data.  As the app gets used at scale, this means local authorities will for the first time be able to view parking heatmaps and demand flows, and generally gain a better understanding of how their parking assets are consumed.  AppyParking’s ambition is for this insight to inform traffic planning, parking infrastructure, help stimulate the high street and prepare cities for a future of connected and automated vehicles.

 

Commenting on the launch, Dan Hubert, CEO and Founder of AppyParking, said: “We’re so excited to be helping local residents and visitors save time finding and paying for parking in Harrogate.  Delivering this project is testament to the positive relationships we’ve formed with forward-thinking and supportive partners like Visa, Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council.

 

We know these are challenging times for local authorities and we’re passionate about creating business models and solutions that work for everyone. We’re eager to see how the data we surface through our analytics portal is used by Councils and look forward to bringing our service to more towns and cities in the UK later this year.”

 

AppyParking and Visashare a vision for developing innovative solutions that remove friction for users when accessing and paying for transportation services.  Visa supported AppyParking in bringing their concept to market by seamlessly implementing payments into the customer journey through One Click Parking™. The solution isbeing demonstrated in Visa’s global network of Innovation Centres including London, Dubai and Frankfurt, showcasing how new payment technologies are transforming consumer experiences in transportation.

 

 

For more information, content, photography, user case studies, interview requests and/or quotes please contact:

 

AppyParking

Garry Thornton, garry@appyparking.com– +44(0)7432 633374

 

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Kate Bastable, kate.bastable@edelman.com  – +44(0)7980 684 247

 

About AppyParking

AppyParking is on a mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. We understand how fragmented infrastructures and stand-alone solutions cause stress and hassle for the most mundane of daily tasks, like finding and paying for a parking space. We know there’s a better way of doing things and so we’re building innovative and future-ready solutions from the bottom up, to improve the way parking is accessed and managed.

Our award-winning mobile app enables users to save time, money and hassle when parking in over 50 UK towns and cities by providing the most comprehensive source of on and off-street parking information.

For more information, visit appyparking.com

 

 

 

[1]The average motorist in the UK spends nearly four days every year (91 hours) looking for parking spaces, according to new research from the British Parking Association (BPA) – https://www.britishparking.co.uk/News/motorists-spend-nearly-four-days-a-year-looking-for-a-parking-space

[2]North Yorkshire County Council are responsible for on-street parking and Harrogate Borough Council manage off-street car parks.

Westminster Head of Service and Transformation joins AppyParking

August 31, 2018

 

 

Westminster Head of Service and Transformation joins AppyParking

 

 

 

AppyParking is pleased to announce that Kieran Fitsall, former Head of Service Improvement and Transformation at Westminster City Council, will join the AppyParking team as Regional Director of Asia-Pacific. Kieran joins AppyParking with immediate effect and will be based in Sydney, Australia where he will be looking at new international opportunities across Australia, China and Japan.

 

 

Kieran will support Dan Hubert, CEO and Founder in continuing to spread AppyParking’s positive parking message and help educate local authorities about the best practices that AppyParking have developed to overcome the friction and inefficiencies of traditional parking solutions.

 

Dan Hubert, CEO and Founder of AppyParking said:

‘I am very excited to have Kieran join the AppyParking team. Ever since I founded the company in 2013 Kieran has always supported our innovative solutions and as a result truly groundbreaking kerbside management technology is now going mainstream thanks to Kieran’s collaborative nature. Having his wealth of knowledge and experience within the public sector will provide invaluable strategic value.’

 

Kieran started his career at Westminster City Council in the parking team in 1994 as a Payments Officer and moved up the managerial ranks to become Service Development Manager in Parking Services in 2009. It was there where he was accountable for managing the largest parking operation in Europe with contracts worth in excess of £28m annually and generating revenues in excess of £50m. Kieran’s micro and macro experience across parking, procurement, technology as well as politics saw him get promoted to Head of Service Improvement and Transformation in 2014 to work across the Westminster City Council Management directorate.

 

Commenting on his new appointment, Kieran Fitsall said:

‘Working for AppyParking across Asia-Pacific is going to be fantastic. The team have done a great job of revolutionising parking in the UK and evolving it into kerbside management. This is essential for the local authorities to maintain a relevant presence in the efficient management of connected vehicles and taking this technology to an international audience is a huge opportunity. I have been a great advocate of Dan and the AppyParking team and I am proud of what we’ve already achieved together, which makes the next step on this journey all the more exciting.’

 

News about Kieran comes shortly after Gary Thornton’s appointment who was previously Head of Marketing at ZipCar. 

 

Contacts

 

Dan Hubert CEO dan@appyparking.com 07941 413875 www.appyparking.com

About AppyParking

 

Dan Hubert founded AppyParking in 2013 when he tried to park outside The Royal Albert Hall and found it a near impossible task, thanks to confusing sign posts and crammed parking bays. He decided he wanted to make parking simpler.

AppyParking™ is more than just another parking app. We’re a connected car and intelligent kerbside management solution that provides a platform for the fragmented public and private sector to manage their on and off-street parking and traffic management data.

The Parking Platform™ understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff and provides the world’s first standardised parking and traffic management data set. Available as an API, app and web application, AppyParking not only saves drivers time, money and parking fines but save cities from congestion and most importantly pollution.

Awards

AppyParking is Europe’s most awarded parking app and has been awarded cross-sector by the parking industry, the automotive industry and the general public.

AppyParkinghaswontwoinnovationawardsintheprestigiousBritishParkingAwardsandwasrecently voted the 15th most disruptive company in theworld.

Marketing Head of Zipcar UK moves to AppyParking 

August 13, 2018

 

 

Marketing Head of Zipcar UK moves to AppyParking 

 

 

 

AppyParking has just announced their new Head of Marketing as Garry Thornton. Garry previously worked at Zipcar UK where he was responsible for changing people’s perceptions of car ownership and bringing the concept of car sharing into the UK mainstream.

 

 

 

Garry will support Dan Hubert in continuing to spread AppyParking’s positive parking message and help raise awareness about new smart city solutions that will enable cities, fleets and the general public to overcome the friction and inefficiencies of traditional parking solutions.

 

‘I’ve always admired how Zipcar strikes a positive chord with its audience and puts a tangible benefit at its heart. They have been advocates of the sharing economy way before anyone else with a strong agenda to help reduce congestion and pollution by reducing car ownership. Garry totally gets the Mobility as a Service revolution and to have him onboard to help share our message in an emerging and sometimes complex ecosystem is massively exciting.’ says Dan Hubert CEO and Founder of AppyParking.

 

Garry Thornton joined Zipcar in 2008 when it was is formally known as Streetcar. In 2011 Zipcar acquired the UK operator before the world’s largest car-sharing operator ultimately became part of the Avis Budget Group in 2013. During his time there Garry established the B2B and Zipvan marketing operations before stepping up to manage all products as Head of UK Marketing in 2013. Garry’s recent efforts can be seen with the successful launch of the UK’s largest fleet of shared electric vehicles as part of Zipcar’s ‘floating’ car-sharing offering, Flex. The 325 VW e-Golfs are part of a fleet that enables drivers to pay-by-the-minute for one-way, drive and drop trips anywhere across an inner London operating area.

 

‘Making cities better places to live and work has long been a passion during my time at Zipcar and I can’t wait to strap in and help Dan and the team deliver on the tremendous potential AppyParking has to offer local governments, city authorities, communities and industry partners, both across the UK and beyond.

 

As a marketer, it’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining such a dynamic company, with world leading tech, product portfolio and a mobility mission that resonates deeply. The opportunity to take AppyParking’s rich story, develop the brand and reach new audiences across various owned, earned and paid mediums is a dream. Roll on September.’

 

News about Garry Thornton arrival comes recently after two other key hires. Ben Boutcher-West, previously from Bosch Mobility Solutions and Minesh Naren, previously from Buchanan Solutions.

 

Garry Thornton joins in September 2018. More news will follow shortly about other strategically significant hirings.

 

 

Contacts

Dan Hubert CEO dan@appyparking.com 07941 413875

www.appyparking.com

 

About AppyParking

Dan Hubert founded AppyParking in 2013 when he tried to park outside The Royal Albert Hall and found it a near impossible task, thanks to confusing sign posts and crammed parking bays. He decided he wanted to make parking simpler.

AppyParking™ is more than just another parking app. We’re a connected car and intelligent kerbside management solution that provides a platform for the fragmented public and private sector to manage their on and off-street parking and traffic management data.

The Parking Platform™ understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff and provides the world’s first standardised parking and traffic management data set.  Available as an API, app and web application, AppyParking not only saves drivers time, money and parking fines but save cities from congestion and most importantly pollution.

Awards

AppyParking is Europe’s most awarded parking app and has been awarded cross-sector by the parking industry, the automotive industry and the general public.

AppyParking has won two innovation awards in the prestigious British Parking Awards and was recently voted the 15th most disruptive company in the world.

AppyParking launches real-time parking availability in Coventry

May 23, 2016

AppyParking launches real-time parking availability in Coventry

 

 

Coventry, UK – AppyParking, The Intelligent Future Parking Winner (British Parking Awards 2016) has just announced another smart city solution that puts Coventry high up on the Smart City pedestal.

 

 

In partnership with Coventry City and NWave, AppyParking allows drivers to see parking availability in real time on a free app and website. A total sum of 72 bays including every disabled bay and 36 paid bays have been enabled with the latest low cost, low energy, long life sensors. The trial could be rolled out across Coventry if enough drivers download the free award-winning app and use the real-time parking availability.

 

Nwave Sparkit sensors are the next generation of low profile surface mounted sensors that take under a minute to install. The unique benefit of its wireless technology allows thousands of real-time sensors to talk to one base station up to 6km away.

 

This trial is part of a wider initiative between Coventry City Council and AppyParking to save motorists time, stress and money. The app understands any parking rule and shows every possible type of bay and restriction to any kind of driver. In just a few taps, motorists can see the “Cheapest & Nearest” parking spaces available to them. The app then guides the motorist to the available bay using turn-by-turn navigation.

 

Studies show that the average British person in their lifetime spends 347 days and £34,097 on fuel searching for parking spaces, so their are obvious benefits to real-time sensors. Councils also see congestion and pollution reduce by 22% during peak hours and local businesses benefit from increased productivity.

 

Dan Hubert, CEO of AppyParking, said ‘‘It’s incredibly exciting to be the first company to trial this game changing real-time sensor technology. There’s been a stigma about the ROI of previous trials, but this low cost solution makes the UK’s ambition to become a smart nation an achievable reality.”

Sunil Budhdeo, Innovation Manager Coventry City Council “We are so thrilled to work with AppyParking to put Coventry City at the forefront of transport management. Not only will this revolutionary app make looking for a parking space a thing of the past but it will help businesses be more productive and also reduce pollution. This really is the dawn of a bright new day.’’

 

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 About AppyParking

AppyParking™ is more than just another parking app. It’s all about Big Data with Big Detail and fits strategically within the connected car, smart city revolution. AppyParking™ has revolutionised the UK parking industry by consolidating the fragmented public and private sector by creating a standardised data set that understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff regardless of what kind of driver you are. This free public service in the form of app, website and API saves motorists time, stress and money from parking tickets while dramatically increasing productivity. On the plus side cities hugely benefit from reduced traffic, congestion and most importantly, pollution.

AppyParking is currently available across the nation; London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Bournemouth, Norwich, Cambridge and Sandwell. Coventry is the first city AppyParking have trialled real-time availability. It is FREE to download from the App Store and Google Play.
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  • Studies show that looking for a car space takes the average British person 347 days and costs £34,097.44 over their lifetime.
  • 16% drive less because they find it hard to find a car space (RAC 2014 Report)

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