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AppyWay puts parking superpowers in the pockets of Londoners with their next generation driver app, AppyParking+

March 31, 2022

 

 

AppyWay puts parking superpowers in the pockets of Londoners with their next generation driver app, AppyParking+

 

  • AppyWay have launched their powerful new driver app, AppyParking+, to alleviate the pain of navigating to any parking or loading location across London’s 14,000km of restricted kerbside
  • Londoners spend on average 12 minutes searching for parking, wasting precious time and fuel, and at a cost to the London’s economy of £4.3 billion
  • With fuel prices reaching record highs, now more drivers than ever need a solution that helps reduce miles driven and in doing so helps reduce congestion and carbon emissions
  • AppyParking+ helps drivers by unlocking the detailed parking and loading restriction information they need to quickly find the nearest and cheapest parking

 

London, UK, Thursday 17th March 2022, digital kerbside management and intelligent parking firm, AppyWay, has today announced the launch of their new parking app, AppyParking+. Building on the success of the UK’s most awarded parking app, AppyParking+ is the copilot every driver needs and comes packed with new features and insights designed to help drivers find the cheapest and nearest parking to their destination.

 

Leveraging AppyWay’s comprehensive 5 million miles of digitised, standardised, and centralised kerbside data across the UK, AppyParking+ will target London and aim to slash up to 12 minutes off the 4.6 million trips that happen every day. This waste of time, money, fuel, and emissions costs the London economy a staggering £4.3 billion every year, according to research conducted by Inrix.

 

An essential app for any type of driver struggling with the lottery of endless kerbside restrictions, AppyParking+ is available for free or via a subscription that unlocks even more time and money saving features.

 

Premium subscribers can access exclusive parking insights such as intel on when paid bays will become free, or whether the next street over has cheaper parking.

 

AppyWay kerbside data has shown that the difference in cost between parallel streets can be over £5 per hour and with PCNs averaging at £60 across London, the savings for AppyParking+ users are significant.

 

Additional features new to AppyParking+ include turn-by-turn navigation to the nearest 5 parking locations to your destination along with a clear view of walking times. Through AppyParking+, drivers can shave 12 minutes off their journeys, enabling them to park like a local no matter where they are in the capital.

 

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO AppyWay comments, “I am thrilled to have finally launched AppyParking+ which is the complementary product to our award-winning GovTech digital traffic management platform. Since our inception I have been championing the need to put quality parking data into the hands of every driver so citizens can make informed decisions about their destination and choose what mode of transport to take. Our growing customer base of Local Authorities and AppyParking+ users mean that we can all collectively help reduce the unnecessary miles driven and do our bit to help achieve carbon zero targets.”

 

AppyParking+ is available now via the  App Store or Google Play.

 

10 – 12 minute search time in London is a £4.3 billion loss to UK economy – https://inrix.com/press-releases/parking-pain-uk/,https://inrix.com/scorecard/

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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

Our Traffic Suite is a better way to manage traffic orders. The all-in-one award-winning platform is designed to manage, centralise and make traffic orders easy. Transition from manual, text-based orders to automated, highly accurate map-based orders – with the only platform built for traffic teams.

Traffic Suite >

Intelligent Mobility | B2B

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

AppyParking+ mobile app >

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AppyWay welcomes Mike Potter from Dorset Council to drive greater value for local authority clients

September 21, 2021

 

 

 

 

AppyWay welcomes Mike Potter from Dorset Council to drive greater value for local authority clients

 

 

London, UK, 21st September 2021, AppyWay, the multi-award-winning kerbside management and smart parking firm has today announced the appointment of ex-Dorset Council highways team leader Mike Potter as Customer Success Manager for the public sector. The appointment comes at a crucial time for AppyWay as the company onboards authorities across the country to its innovative traffic order management suite.

 

Mike brings with him a wealth of experience from his 10 years spent within local government. During his time working for the highway authority Mike developed a firm belief that data standardisation should be at the heart of local highway authority thinking; helping towns, cities, and their residents and businesses to excel. With local authorities brimming with rich data, Mike understands the challenge is often how to harness and share this important data.

 

With a love for smoothing out bumpy processes for the benefit of both the customer and business, Mike is an ideal fit for AppyWay as the team continues to champion faster, more efficient, digital traffic orders. Mike passionately believes map-based orders are essential for streamlined processes and providing the clean and clear data required to enable a future of accessible and sustainable mobility.

 

Mike comments, “I’m delighted to be joining AppyWay at such an exciting time. The team have been busy onboarding local authority partners to the AppyWay Traffic Suite and I’m eager to help them on their journey, enabling them to transform their traffic orders and derive success from every step of the traffic order process.”

Dan Hubert Founder & CEO of AppyWay adds, “I’m very excited to have Mike Potter take up the position of Customer Success Manager. Mike believes in our mission to “Help cities thrive, from the kerb up” and knows that local authority data will be key to this. His extensive local authority experience within highways and traffic teams combined with his knowledge on digitised, standardised traffic orders means he brings with him an exciting blend of skills that ensures local authorities up and down the country can unlock the benefits of our Traffic Suite, faster.”

Mike will be attending and speaking at the upcoming ADEPT National Traffic Managers conference on October 13th at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. Do not miss his talk “Making the move to map-based orders: Real world benefits of TRO data standardisation”.

Register for the conference for free, today.

 

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

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

Traffic suite >

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.

AppyWay mobile app >

Parking API >

 

Home delivery specialists BJS innovate kerbside experiences for drivers with Parking API from AppyWay

June 29, 2021

 

 

 

Home delivery specialists BJS innovate kerbside experiences for drivers with Parking API from AppyWay

 

 

 

  • Innovative home delivery firm BJS is now powering easier journeys for its drivers through AppyWay’s Parking API
  • Through the API, BJS is ensuring journeys are optimised and efficient, improving driver wellbeing and the overall customer experience
  • The company was able to quickly integrate the API into their driver app, providing drivers with kerbside intelligence almost instantly
  • The two firms intend to better understand how the integration can reduce miles driven per day and unlock broader sustainability benefits

 

 

London, UK, 29th June 2021, kerbside management, and intelligent parking company AppyWay has today announced that forward-thinking home delivery firm BJS have integrated with the AppyWay Parking API. BJS, the family run delivery business that works on behalf of companies such as Made to deliver bulky items to customers’ homes, sought to improve the wellbeing for their 180 strong fleet and improve customer satisfaction through innovation.

 

BJS launched during the 2009 recession, has continued to thrive, grow, and adapt in challenging economic climates via its adoption of tools and solutions that enable their teams to continue delivering a high quality of service even as the UK’s roads and kerbsides face changing demands in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. By integrating with the AppyWay API, BJS’ drivers can plan ahead, find parking options near their delivery location, in turn improving their wellbeing and improving the overall customer experience.

 

Designed for easy integration, the tech team at BJS were able to incorporate the AppyWay Parking API within their own driver app quickly and with ease. Drivers were then able to view their runsheet and plan their journey right down to the last metre, including the distance they will walk from a particular parking location to their customers’ front door.

 

“As a fast-growing group of delivery businesses, BJS needs a smooth road to run on, which is why we invest in IT to ensure we are driven by excellence from the inside out”, explains BJS Head of IT Rana Ramnik Singh.

 

‘We’ve partnered with AppyWay to reduce some of the frustration our delivery service teams may feel in city centres, the service allows our teams to plan ahead and locate parking near to the customer’s property.

 

Reducing such frustrations (no matter how small they may be) helps our teams arrive with a smile at the customer’s doorstep!”

 

AppyWay’s Founder & CEO Dan Hubert commented, “We’re thrilled to have BJS onboard and using our Parking API. Drivers spend on average 6 minutes searching for parking in towns and cities across the UK. For BJS drivers who make on average 26 drop offs a day, this adds up to over 2 hours of precious time wasted when they could be seeing more customers and delivering their excellent standard of customer service.

 

The ease with which the BJS IT team were able to integrate with our API is testament to the obsession of our product team to enable customers to realise benefits as quickly as possible with an intuitive and powerful set of APIs.

 

BJS Managing Director Harinder Singh adds, “Who we are as people, our values and emotional needs, should not be ignored within the world of work. There is no division in our hearts before you start work and after you sit at your desk or the cab of a truck or van.

 

By respecting our team and treating them with compassion and kindness they are better able to continue that conduct to the benefit of everyone they encounter, including my customers. It is what has set us apart as a business.”

 

 

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

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

Traffic suite >

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.

AppyWay mobile app >

Parking API >

 

BJS

BJS is a family run delivery business based in the Midlands. Launched during the 2009 recession, the two-man service has yet again shown its ability to thrive and grow in challenging economic climates and this year ranked 22 in the Sunday Times International Fast Track 200.

 

From its very inception spiritual guidance was sought for the venture from Baba Jaswant Singh Ji– whom the company is named after. Based in Punjab, Baba Jaswant Singh Ji was the founder of a trust that runs projects for the welfare of humanity; provision of health care facilities, higher medical education and to show ‘the path of spiritual righteousness’, to ‘foster human values and welfare with esteemed devotion indeed’.

 

While not an obvious fit to most Western business values this outlook has proved beneficial to both people and profit.

 

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APPYWAY AND MORRISON ENERGY SERVICES JOIN FORCES TO REDUCE THE PAIN OF PARKING FOR SMART METERING TEAMS

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

APPYWAY AND MORRISON ENERGY SERVICES JOIN FORCES TO REDUCE THE PAIN OF PARKING FOR SMART METERING TEAMS

 

 

  • Morrison Energy Services and AppyWay are reducing parking woes in the capital for Morrison’s field technicians through the AppyWay mobile app
  • The app provides an accurate, quick and simple view of all on-street and off-street parking bays across the London area
  • By supporting their field technicians and helping to get them to their destination with minimum delay, Morrison’s are improving the service their clients and customers receive

 

 

London, UK, Monday 14th June 2021, smart parking and mobility technology specialist AppyWay and Morrison Energy Services, a part of M Group Services, have joined forces to provide its London-based Smart Metering teams with enhanced, real-time parking information.

Using specific search criteria (location, start time, and duration), the AppyWay app is delivering new efficiencies and an enhanced customer experience by enabling Morrison Energy Services Smart Metering Field Technicians to see a real-time view of all on-street and off-street parking bays across the London area.

Morrison Energy Services carries out tens of thousands of Smart Metering home installation visits across the UK every year.

For these teams, locating available parking spaces around customer premises in London’s often congested streets is an everyday challenge. Unavailable or restricted parking can potentially lead to a poor customer experience as appointments are delayed or even rescheduled. Lengthy searches for available parking spaces can also have an environmental impact, with wasted miles resulting in unnecessary fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

The AppyWay app is providing Morrison Energy Services’ London-based Smart Metering team with an accurate, quick, and simple view of all parking options across the city. The information provided includes resident bay restricted hours, single yellow line restricted hours and paid bay maximum stay limits, ensuring that parking has become a pre-planned activity rather than an end of journey inconvenience.

Jamie Morris, Field Operations Manager, Morrison Energy Services commented: “We are continually reviewing ways to improve our service to clients and their customers by supporting our field technicians and helping to get them to their destination with minimum delay. Parking, particularly in London, is a huge challenge for our technicians and is too often the cause of an abortive visit that then needs to be rescheduled.

The AppyWay app has shown that, with the right tools, we can begin to combat this issue and drive increased first-time job success. We are looking forward to expanding the use of the app to more of our technicians and tailoring the solution to better suit our processes.”

AppyWay Founder & CEO Dan Hubert adds, “We’re thrilled to have joined forces with Morrison Energy Services to improve both field technician and customer experiences through our next generation AppyWay mobile app.

 

Searching for parking in the capital costs businesses in time and money. By providing field technicians with in-depth kerbside intelligence via the app, they are able to plan their parking options in advance including the walking distance from a particular parking bay to the customer’s house. This intelligence enables Morrison’s to reduce the number of rescheduled appointments leading to happier technicians and happier customers.”

 

 

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

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

Traffic suite >

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.

AppyWay mobile app >

Parking API >

‘APPY CUSTOMERS IN HARROGATE DRIVE APPYWAY SMART CITY PARKING EXTENSION

May 12, 2021

 

 

 

‘APPY CUSTOMERS IN HARROGATE DRIVE APPYWAY SMART CITY PARKING EXTENSION

 

 

 

  • Following a successful trial, Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council have appointed AppyWay to continue operating their Smart City Parking solution for up to a further 4 years.
  • Overwhelmingly positive driver feedback highlighted the benefits of real-time availability of spaces and seamless payment experience.
  • The app and the Smart City Parking scheme are seen as instrumental to the recovery of the high street as Harrogate exits lockdown and looks to build back better.

 

London UK, 12th May 2021, kerbside management and smart city parking firm AppyWay has today announced that Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet and senior members at North Yorkshire County Council have confirmed the appointment of AppyWay and their Smart City Parking solution following a successful trial across Harrogate town centre.

The trial, launched in January 2019 and was a world first scheme involving the installation of 2,156 smart sensors and the consolidation of digitised parking data, parking sensors, parking payments, ANPR barriers and linear pricing into a single solution for the two authorities that enabled a totally seamless experience for users of their mobile app, AppyParking.

The scheme, which provides real-time availability of parking across Harrogate town centre and simpler, one-click, pay-per-minute payments has proven to be a hit amongst its 14,500 users.

During the trial over 600 smart parking users were surveyed and their feedback has shown that the smart city parking scheme creates a better parking experience for residents and visitors to the town, and provides a benefit to the local economy and environment, as well as financial advantage for both councils and the customer.

Of these customers, 83 per cent said the app alleviates stress normally associated with using a pay and display machine, 62 per cent said they stay longer as a result of not worrying about a ticket expiring and 56 per cent have saved time finding a car parking space.

The scheme has also provided a number of unforeseen benefits in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic with Councillor Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for sustainable travel, commenting “What we weren’t aware of at the time of launch, was that the contactless payment element would also prove beneficial during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“When we first implemented this comprehensive smart parking solution, we were the first local authorities in the county to do so. It is clear we have led from example as this award-winning app is now being adopted by other authorities across the country.

“The data from the trial period has shown it not only makes parking easier and more convenient for people, it also saves people money and encourages them to visit the town centre and stay longer. The smart parking solution continues to form part of Harrogate Borough Council’s economic growth strategy and Covid recovery plan, that aims to attract global businesses to the district, create high-quality jobs as well as improving the local transport infrastructure.”

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for access:

“AppyParking brings great benefits to users but also to us as the local authority. The smart parking scheme means that we need to collect less cash from ticket machines, and we derive more data on parking behaviour, which is very useful.”

 

“User benefits include being able to check in advance on free spaces, and to book and pay for parking from inside the vehicle. Making parking easier and quicker for visitors to the town centre is good for the local economy.”

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO, AppyWay adds “We’re thrilled to have been appointed by Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council and to see our world-first Smart City Parking scheme in Harrogate extended by up to a further 4 years.

“Our solution, which allows residents and visitors to Harrogate to see live parking availability in the app and start pay-as-you-go sessions that automatically end when they drive away, provides an exceptional customer experience that has resulted in hugely positive feedback, longer parking sessions and more time spent in the town.

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with these innovative councils and playing a significant role in helping the local economy and high street recover from an extremely challenging year.”

 

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:

Learn more here https://appyway.com/

 

 

 

APPYWAY WORKING WITH DFT AND VALTECH TO HELP UNLOCK FUTURE TRANSPORT THROUGH STANDARDISED TRO DATA

March 24, 2021

 

 

 

APPYWAY WORKING WITH DFT AND VALTECH TO HELP UNLOCK FUTURE TRANSPORT THROUGH STANDARDISED TRO DATA

 

 

  • The Alpha project explored how a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) data publication and distribution system could transform how traffic order data is accessed and published
  • AppyWay played a vital role in the project, leveraging extensive TRO data innovation experience garnered via previous DfT and Innovate UK projects and the development of their Traffic Order Management Suite
  • Valtech led and managed the project as DfT’s appointed digital partner, building upon their previous work transforming the Blue Badge Digital Service. The Valtech team brings together capabilities including data modelling, service design and user research to deliver an Alpha that passes Service Assessment.
  • The Alpha project explored the need for standardised TRO data to help cities tackle their most pressing mobility challenges and unlock future transport innovation

 

 

London, UK, Wednesday 24th March 2021, Kerbside management and intelligent parking firm AppyWay has today announced their involvement in the DfT’s Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Data Model Alpha Project as an SME partner to the global Digital Agency, Valtech, who led the project. The Data Model Alpha Project explored how a data publication and distribution system could transform how the data is accessed and published. The work builds on the previous DfT project in 2018 and 2019 that consisted of a Discovery, draft standardised data model development and a Policy Alpha.

 

At present most local authorities are unable to publish standardised and open TRO data for anyone to access, use and share. The current legal procedures for making traffic orders are paper based, process heavy, costly and the data is inconsistent and non-standardised. Standardised TRO data would enable local authorities and other TRO stakeholders to support new services, digital mapping, and enable the digital infrastructure for connected and autonomous vehicles, which is another industry Valtech has hands-on experience with.

 

AppyWay’s role in supporting the project drew upon their in-depth knowledge of local authority and private sector traffic order challenges, and the experience gained from the development of their digital, end-to-end, traffic order management suite that enables councils to share traffic order data via API. AppyWay works with clients that span touchpoints across the entire TRO data spectrum, ranging from local authorities who manage and maintain the data, to fleet operators and consumers who need this data in human and machine-readable formats.

 

Valtech, the global Digital Agency leading the project, has considerable experience and success in the delivery of Alpha and Beta projects using agile methodologies and leveraging the entire range of digital experts from UX experts to some of the best digital developers in the industry. Perhaps more importantly, the projects they have delivered have secured many Government Digital Standard (GDS) Assessment passes, a fundamental requirement for this project.

 

AppyWay Founder & CEO, Dan Hubert comments, “The centralised data model that the Alpha project worked towards will deliver huge benefits across the board and we’re excited to be supporting Valtech. We want to ensure all consumers of TRO data have their specific requirements represented in the development process and that the DfT TRO Model works for every traffic order stakeholder.”

 

“At AppyWay we have been championing open, standardised, and accessible traffic order data, and we are proud to be taking an active role in helping Valtech and the DfT transform TRO data through the Alpha project. It is through open and standard data that cities can tackle their most pressing mobility challenges and unlock future transport innovation.”

 

 

Valtech comments, “Valtech are delighted to be working on this exciting project with so much potential to deliver an improved user experience together with cost and efficiency savings, and to be working with AppyWay with their extensive expertise in this domain. “

 

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:

Learn more about our Traffic Order Management Suite here https://appyway.com/traffic/

 

Valtech

Valtech is a global digital agency focusing on business transformation and working for clients including Department for Transport, Department for Work & Pensions, NHS, Ofgem, LNER, EasyJet, L’Oréal, Audi, BMW, Sanofi, Carnegie, Lufthansa, Dolby, Toyota, Phillips, Danone, Levi’s, and Forex. Founded in 1993, Valtech has established itself as one of the largest independent global agency groups with more than 3.000 exceptional individuals operating out of 45+ offices in 15 countries (USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, Argentina, and Ukraine).

 

 

NEW REPORT OUTLINES HOW UK CITIES WORKINGMORE CLOSELY WITH COMMERCIAL FLEETS IS THE KEY TO DELIVERING AN EV FUTURE 

November 16, 2020

NEW REPORT OUTLINES HOW UK CITIES WORKING MORE CLOSELY 

WITH COMMERCIAL FLEETS IS THE KEY TO DELIVERING AN EV FUTURE 

 

Fleets in the form of company cars, taxis, car shares and logistical vehicles now account for close 

to 60% of new vehicles registered in the UK

 

Some 88% of fleets are looking to buy electric but lack of significant networks of charging points 

threatens to stall progress 

 

Report outlines how a closer collaboration between cities and fleets could help transform

the speed of EV adoption and the pace at which we improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions

 

LONDON – 16th November 2020: To ensure the uptake of electric vehicles becomes a widespread reality, UK cities need to focus more on commercial vehicle fleets and better locating on-street charging points, as well as enhanced data sharing between fleets and local authorities, rather than focus too much on private electric cars and home charging.

These are the conclusions of a new report from AppyWay, the leading kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, which features contributions from Uber, Zipcar, Enterprise, SSE, Connected Kerb, London First, Transport for West Midlands, Coventry City Council, DG:Cities and Foot Anstey LLP, on how UK cities can collaboratively drive a shift towards widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

The report, entitled ‘Leading the Charge – Are cities ready for a fleet led EV revolution?’, notes that commercial fleets account for close to 60% of new vehicles registered in the UK, with 88% looking to buy electric. However, serious concerns over the availability of charging points are deterring wider large-scale adoption, which would have such a transformative impact on the country.

To address this, the report recommends a new “ABCD” approach, involving Appropriate infrastructure, Better incentives, Concerted collaboration and Deeper data sharing:

·       Appropriate infrastructure – the report highlights research by Energy Saving Trust which found 60% of Uber drivers did not have access to off-street parking, rendering them unable to home charge. Similarly, 44% of Black Cab drivers in London do not have the ability to install a charger at home. The report therefore calls for a greater focus on providing more public on-street charging, including rapid and ultra-fast charge points.

 

·       Better incentives – fleets are a common source of second hand cars for individual drivers. Encouraging fleets to go electric therefore has a trickle-down effect which helps provide more affordable access to electric vehicles for private ownership, which AppyWay calls to be incentivised as much as possible through national and local tax and congestion policies.

 

·       Concerted collaboration – the report argues that knowledge sharing between cities, infrastructure, solution integrators, and consultants is the only way to ensure that the path to electrification is one that is sustainable, given the complexities involved.

 

·      Deeper data sharing – thanks to telematics, GPS, and other job fulfillment information, fleets hold a wealth of data that can be immensely useful in understanding where to locate charging points, so AppyWay urges fleets to share data with local authorities. Indeed, the report cites the example of The London Data Commission, which found that over 2,000 publicly-owned parcels of land in London match the suggested land size and likely power capacity requirements for charging hubs.

 

Christopher Hook, Driver Operations Clean Air & Driver Earnings Lead UK and Ireland, Uber, comments: “We’ve committed to become a fully electric mobility platform, with 100% of rides in zero-emission vehicles, by 2040 across every single one of the 700 cities where we operate. In the UK we believe that we can get there faster. In London we are aiming to be 100% electric rides by 2025. For all other major European cities, including the cities we operate in across the UK, we aim to be at that point by 2030. We won’t be able to deliver this commitment alone. Governments, cities, NGOs, car makers, charging operators and power companies all need to work together to create the right conditions.”

 

James Taylor, General Manager, ZipCar UK, comments: “If the UK wants to get the benefits of a rapid switch to electric vehicles through utilisation of car sharing we will need significant investment in the charging infrastructure and recognition of the role that car sharing can play in reducing overall car use. Currently Zipcar takes care of all re-charging, simply because asking members to do this with the current charging infrastructure would be unviable and would be a poor member experience. But critically this is not a long-term solution.”

Dan Hubert, CEO of AppyWay, comments: “The report reinforces just how close we are towards securing the huge societal and economic benefits widespread electric vehicle uptake would bring. Yet a failure to act to provide the extensive charging infrastructure, which is the key to unlocking an EV future, puts at risk a once in a generation opportunity to improve air quality significantly in our cities and substantially reduce overall carbon emissions. Our approach, put forward in the report, would help ensure that EV vehicles do play the transformative role of which they are capable and help to nurture a greener and more efficient economy at a time when it is urgently needed.”

 

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DORSET COUNCIL TO EMBRACE THE BENEFITS OF APPYWAY’S INNOVATIVE END-TO-END TRO MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

October 07, 2020

 

 

 

 

DORSET COUNCIL TO EMBRACE THE BENEFITS OF APPYWAY’S INNOVATIVE END-TO-END TRO MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

 

 

  • The completely cloud-based solution empowers Dorset’s traffic and highways team with products tailored to deliver efficiencies for every stage of the traffic order management process.
  • Through the solution, Dorset Council can realise significant time savings in creating and amending TROs, improved collaboration with internal and external partners, and a richer, more streamlined public consultation process.
  • Dorset are using the full AppyWay Traffic Order Suite, which is comprised of Mapper, for more efficient management of static and moving orders, Engagement, an exclusive portal for collecting and analysing residents feedback, and Streets, the platform to visualise complex traffic order data.

London, UK – Wednesday 7th October 2020: AppyWay, the pioneering kerbside data and management firm has today announced that Dorset Council is the first council to have transitioned to AppyWay’s innovative, end-to-end Traffic Order (TRO) Suite. The move to AppyWay’s map-based solution comes at a pivotal time for Dorset as the council looks to collaborate more effectively, better consulting with traffic teams across the county, all whilst transitioning to remote working as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

AppyWay’s end-to-end Traffic Order Suite has been an important part of Dorset’s digital transformation strategy. Mike Potter, Road Safety Team Leader for Dorset Council comments: “One of the main benefits of the suite is the flexibility and ease of restriction creation that the solution provides. The ability to process more than one at a time will free up our time to do more in terms of processing TRO’s. Our previous legacy system was cumbersome to use and simple FOI or data requests would often consume a significant amount of our time. The AppyWay Traffic Order Suite is already paying dividends for us as it will release more of our time to process TROs through the system rather than chasing our tails a bit when requests come in.”

 

The innovative suite is comprised of four tools designed to accelerate the traffic order process. To create and amend traffic orders Dorset uses Mapper. Mapper is the next generation traffic order software that manages both static and moving traffic orders, and has been designed to make traffic order management faster, better, and more efficient. From draft to proposal, Mapper is 80% faster than other solutions to manage traffic orders. Through Engagement, councils can consult with residents on an interactive platform that encourages honest public consultation discourse on traffic order changes. To visual complex traffic order data, Dorset has been using Streets, the real-time local authority wide map of active on-street restrictions.

 

Last but not least is the tool that sets the AppyWay Traffic Order Suite apart from the rest. Integrations allows councils like Dorset to share traffic order data with partners to improve traffic operations. Councils can seamlessly add traffic order data to existing systems allowing third parties to make better informed decisions.

 

For Dorset Council, the suite helps them tackle a wide range of traffic order issues. The county, famous for its sandy beaches and Jurassic Coast, is made up of a mix of larger towns, such as Weymouth, and small villages and parishes. Each with their own traffic order needs and requirements, and often experiencing huge influxes of tourists during the summer months. With its intuitive features that enable bulk editing and cross-team collaboration, the council have been able to realise significant time savings.

 

Through the Streets function Dorset Council has dramatically improved collaboration with external partners, such as Dorset Police. Historically, enforcement and freedom of information requests have taken a considerable amount of time to process and deliver. Streets provides enforcement teams and the police with a self-service system, reducing the traffic order team’s time spent processing requests. The council are also poised and ready to better consult with Engagement. The portal will be accessed by the public via a link on the authority’s website and enables Dorset to capture and categorise feedback easily and efficiently via the Engagement Dashboard.

 

With innovation and user-experience at the heart of AppyWay’s end-to-end Traffic Order Suite, Dorset’s traffic order team did not miss a beat when Covid-19 impacted their ability to remain in the office. The cloud-hosted platform does not require additional sign-in processes, or VPN access. Mapper can be accessed whenever and wherever, providing Dorset Council with business continuity when they needed it the most.

 

Mike Potter, Road Safety Team Leader for Dorset Council: “Moving away from the text-based orders and into map-based orders will help make things much more straightforward. Through AppyWay’s map-based, cloud-hosted suite we will more easily be able to amend or change those orders to make improvements to the schemes. Excited is perhaps too strong a word to use sometimes but from a professional or traffic regulation order point of view, the Traffic Order Suite is something that we can really see will work well for us.”

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO of AppyWay, “We’re thrilled to have Dorset Council as our first Mapper customer in the South West and it clearly demonstrates Dorset’s forward-thinking approach to an often lengthy and outdated process. England’s kerbside faces some unique challenges, most notably Westminster’s push for more active travel via their Gear Change initiative. Dorset will be balancing these needs with those of their rural communities who will continue to need kerbside access for cars. Via Mapper, we’re making it easier for local authorities like Dorset to make changes to the kerb so they can support green policy objectives and collaborate across their county to drive change more broadly.”

To find out more about the myriad of benefits that the AppyWay Traffic Order Suite is delivering for their council partners, visit: https://appyway.com/traffic/

 

 

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:

Learn more about our new Parking API here https://bit.ly/ParkingAPI.

 

AppyWay consortium wins share of £2.4m funding for 5G predictive parking system

September 22, 2020

 

 

AppyWay consortium wins share of £2.4m funding for 5G predictive parking system

West Midlands 5G and Transport for West Midlands pioneer revolutionary new transport projects 

 

– Consortiums to launch 5G-enabled road and rail transport trials across the West Midlands – 

– Share of £2.4 million fund has been awarded to develop new products and services – 

 

Following a successful funding competition, West Midlands 5G Limited (WM5G) is investing £2.4 million in seven UK-based consortiums to support the development of new products and services to transform transport across the region. 

 

The funding competition’s first phase will deliver exciting innovation projects that – if successful – will either provide a use case to improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport, or improve passenger experiences.

 

The projects are scheduled to run until the end of 2021, with many set to complete ahead of that deadline, and each project will include trialling and testing of their innovative service in the West Midlands region.

 

WM5G Limited is a multi-million-pound programme that both the West Midlands Combined

Authority (WMCA) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have set-up to develop the UK’s first region-wide 5G testbed. DCMS expects to invest over £20 million in this programme, in addition to substantial West Midlands public sector and private investment (October 2018 to March 2022).

 

 

The winning projects from the first round are:

 

Capacity Manager – Blacc, Immense, Elgin, University of Warwick, and O2
An innovative traffic management solution in which live traffic data is transferred in real-time over 5G to a dynamic road network model. Artificial intelligence working on the data provided, combined with historic event information will create scenarios that provide real-time insights, allowing incidents and congestion to be better managed. When proven, this will result in less congestion, with traffic flowing more freely – improving the experience of travelling around the region for work or leisure.

 

CURBS – Vortex IoT, National Express, BT/EE
Using Lidar sensors and advanced software, real-time 3D point-cloud data will be sent over 5G to provide up-to-date and detailed maps, monitoring roads and rail infrastructure. Following a successful trial, the system will provide live on-street parking information, identify the location of potholes, improve cyclist safety, reduce vehicle damage, and much more.  

 

Passenger Management – GoMedia, Wordnerds and Icomera 

An AI-led system – designed to improve passenger experiences and safety – provides intelligence in interpretation of live customer feedback over 5G. Immediate problems can be resolved and a database of categorised issues will provide insights for the operator to improve services. The aim is to enhance the traveller experience by improving the products and services available to passengers across the transport system.

Predikt – AppyWay and Getmapping 

A predictive parking system that uses 5G-enabled kerbside imaging to reduce the amount of time spent finding a parking space. This could reduce the estimated £373 million spent each year in wasted time, fuel and emissions caused by drivers searching for a place to park. If successful, drivers will have access to highly accurate predictive availability of parking spaces, making their journeys quicker and reducing the time vehicles spend on the road.

 

Transport Accessibility – GoMedia and Icomera 

Over 40% of the visually impaired are unable to make all or some of their journeys with public transport independently – with the help of 5G, this project will rectify that by creating a passenger service that will allow more visually impaired people to travel on public transport, helping to develop the transport system of the future for all.

 

Tram Safety – Icomera, Classone Systems, DigitalRail 

Using 5G to stream CCTV footage from trams, images will be analysed real-time to detect people and objects. This will help to increase passenger safety, assist with social distancing, and identify where improvements to accessibility may be required. Passengers will benefit from a safer, more tailored service.

 

Urban Tourism– You. Smart. Thing., Landmrk, Imagemakers, and Oodl 

Using 5G-enabled sensors at stations and major venues combined with booking and travel information, real-time traveller demand insights for rail and road networks will be created. ‘Last mile’ routes to destinations and investigations into how to influence travellers will be explored. This will provide a transport demand model for large cultural events – wholly enhancing the experience for those attending.

 

Rob Stait, Chief Commercial Officer, AppyWay, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the winning projects in this exciting initiative and are looking forward to making a positive impact with our predictive parking technology. This builds on previous successful collaborations we have had with TfWM and WM5G, and together they are driving the Midlands forward as a leading UK hub of transport innovation.”

 

Chris Holmes, Programme Director – Transport at WM5G, said: “We have been delighted with the response to this first competition, which was heavily oversubscribed, and are really pleased to be awarding the funding to projects that we truly believe – when proven – will transform transport within the region. We look forward to seeing what our new partners deliver and will support them in the realisation of real and tangible benefits.”

 

Chris Lane, Head of Transport Innovation at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), added: “We have ambitious transport plans for the region and funding competition with West Midlands 5G forms a key part of that. The outcome of these trials will make a significant difference to transport across the region and have national relevance. This news further reinforces the West Midlands’ reputation as one of the UK’s number one locations for both 5G and transport innovation.”

 

A second round of the funding competition for 5G-enabled road and rail trials closes on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 11:00am. A share of up to an additional £2.5 million is available to UK registered businesses.

 

For more information on WM5G or the second round of the funding competition, visit:www.wm5g.org.uk, orapply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/717/overview

 

AppyWay launch exclusive guide to help local authorities seize the once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape travel and behaviours in UK towns and cities for future generations

June 23, 2020

AppyWay launch exclusive guide to help local authorities seize the once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape travel and behaviours in UK towns and cities for future generations.

 
As lockdowns ease across Britain the time has never been more ripe to buck the status quo and shake up our travel behaviours. Policy makers and the public alike are asking – what kind of future do we want to build in the wake of this pandemic? What kind of world do we want for future generations?
 
Enter the Emergency Active Travel Fund. Part of the government’s £2 billion package for local authorities across the country to put cycling and walking at the heart of their transport policy. £225 million of that package forms the Emergency Active Travel Fund, to support local authorities across England to make rapid but lasting changes to their transport network.

But how exactly should local authorities respond? How can approaches and actions engender and reinforce positive behaviour change? How can communities and businesses be engaged so that initiatives are well understood and considered successful?

Here at AppyWay, we have done the hard yards for authorities and collated the best insight and pertinent information in our exclusive guide – Reimagining Travel and Public Space Post COVID-19. From understanding the recent changes to Statutory Guidance, how and when to apply for the emergency active travel funding, through to how an authority can make changes and engage the public at every stage, AppyWay has done the work so authorities can quickly and effectively implement initiatives within their communities.


Download the guide today with the link below:
https://bit.ly/Reimagine-Guide

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