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eleven-x’s eXactpark Solution Selected by the City of Guelph to Improve Parking Access and Urban Mobility

November 30, 2022

 

 

 

eleven-x’s eXactpark Solution Selected by the City of Guelph to Improve Parking Access and Urban Mobility

The solution will provide real-time space status availability and intelligent enforcement to help residents and visitors more easily find parking and reduce traffic

 

 

WATERLOO, Ontario, November, 30, 2022 — eleven-x, a global leader providing complete, high-performance, wireless IoT and Smart City solutions, today announced it was selected by the City of Guelph to help the municipality improve the management and oversight of their two-hour free parking program by implementing the company’s innovative eXactpark™ solution. eleven-x’s smart parking solution enables comprehensive parking monitoring via a real-time sensor-based stall occupancy technology and a comprehensive software and parking intelligence platform to enable effective management of the city’s parking assets.

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 143,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario with a thriving city center. eXactpark will enable the city to better manage its limited parking resources and reduce traffic congestion by providing  real-time parking stall occupancy data, and software to use this data to manage parking assets and implement advanced intelligent enforcement capabilities.

The comprehensive solution incorporates eleven-x’s award winning, patent pending SPS-X sensor, which provides the stall occupancy data to the eXactpark software suite.  The sensor utilizes multiple technologies including magnetic sensing, radar, Bluetooth, along with advanced edge processing,  to provide industry-leading battery life, reliability and most importantly accuracy. Sensors will be installed in two phases, starting with 250 stalls across the municipality’s unique downtown district, with an additional 1,750 projected to be deployed throughout the city to provide advanced real-time analytics of key parking metrics. The eXactpark software suite not only provides parking intelligence software to the city but  will also enable intelligent parking enforcement capabilities so the city can improve its monitoring capabilities for its two-hour free parking program. The sensors will detect how long vehicles are parked in, a space and will be used to enforce the free two-hour limit and to inform longer-term planning for parking needs.

“Many municipalities have free parking policies. It is typically challenging to efficiently monitor, manage and ensure usage compliance for a resource that is offered free of charge. This makes it difficult to maintain the best experience for drivers, since it leads to excessive traffic, and frustrates residents, visitors and ultimately the small business owners who rely on them” said Dan Mathers, President and CEO of eleven-x. “the capabilities that eXactpark provides, including real-time availability and intelligent enforcement, will help the City of Guelph to streamline parking operations, resulting in cost savings,  while at the same time reducing traffic and improving access to downtown businesses.”

eXactpark’s intelligent enforcement and real-time status and monitoring capabilities are essential to the city as it helps reduce cruise times, improves road safety and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The data and insights provided by the smart parking solution will also provide the City of Guelph actionable insights to help with parking asset planning and dynamic pricing initiatives.

“This technology will help make parking downtown easier and more convenient. Eventually, this data will be available on our website so visitors will know – in real time – how many parking spaces are available before they head downtown. These sensors will also improve road safety and lower greenhouse gas emissions across the city.” said Jamie Zettle, Program Manager, Parking at the City of Guelph. “We decided to partner with eleven-x since we have seen the successful deployment of the company’s eXactpark solution in multiple major cities and institutions across North America.”

eXactPark uses LoRaWAN®, a low-power technology that offers a 10-year battery life and minimal maintenance. For more information on eleven-x’s eXactpark solution please visit exactpark.com.

 

About eleven-x Inc.

eleven-x has a world-renowned reputation as a global leader providing wireless, high-performance, IoT and Smart City solutions for cities, campuses, and enterprises. Customers rely on the company’s expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions that are easy-to-use, fully scalable to help reduce costs, drive additional revenues and most importantly, deliver better services.

eleven-x is currently transforming the parking experience through its industry leading parking technology offering eXactpark™, a sensor-based space occupancy monitoring solution and comprehensive software platform, which enables frictionless parking for drivers and parking managers. Built on the award-winning, patent-pending SPS-X sensor, eXactpark helps customers achieve their key goals of traffic reduction, real-time status availability, improved compliance, increased revenues, lower operating costs and reduced GHG emissions. The solution is being utilized by cities and institutions across North America to successfully address mobility challenges. Visit eleven-x.com for more information and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

Cleverciti Enters Next Stage of Growth, Promotes David Parker to CEO

July 18, 2022

 

 

Cleverciti Enters Next Stage of Growth, Promotes David Parker to CEO

BUILDING UPON THE SOLID FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED DURING HIS 3-YEAR TENURE AS COO, PARKER WILL LEAD CLEVERCITI AS CEO.

 

 

Munich, Germany and Alpharetta, Georgia USA:

Cleverciti®, the leader in comprehensive, turn-by-turn parking guidance solutions both on-street and off-street, has promoted David Parker to Chief Executive Officer. Thomas Hohenacker, Cleverciti’s founder, will take a strategic role on the company’s board.

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David Parker, CEO

For the past 3 years, Parker has been leading the sales & marketing teams of Cleverciti as COO. During this time, Cleverciti has scaled significantly, particularly in the US and Germany, adding flagship clients including Redwood City (in the heart of Silicon Valley) and El Monte (a suburb of Los Angeles) in the US, and Cologne, Düsseldorf, Paderborn, and Gelsenkirchen in Germany.

“When I joined Cleverciti three years ago, I knew this company was positioned to lead the industry in the adoption of smart parking and intelligent parking guidance,” said Parker. “We have now proven we can halve parking search time while growing parking revenues and delivering an extraordinary citizen experience. Our customers can achieve a financial ROI in less than two years. Today, leading cities around the world are choosing Cleverciti.”

Parker’s CEO succession was in the making for the past few years: “When I asked David to join Cleverciti, I did so with the plan that he would eventually succeed me as CEO,” said Hohenacker. “With the transition complete, now I am able to shift my focus to key strategic topics as a member of the board.”

“Thomas is a visionary entrepreneur, developing and implementing the patents, AI sensor and unique smart parking guidance systems that are the core of Cleverciti. He had the foresight that parking-as-we-know-it had to change by providing precise data for drivers to save them valuable time and by enabling a powerful parking management system for operators,” said Parker. “Today, we have the top team, industry-leading product, and confidence of a strong customer base to realize his vision at a global scale.”

Parker came to Cleverciti from Cox Automotive where he served as COO of Modix, the leading global automotive digital marketing solution. At Modix, he led the expansion of the business across more than 60 countries. Throughout his career, he has held senior-level roles and advisory positions with a wide range of high-growth tech businesses with successful exits, including Dealer.com (sold to Dealertrack), Dealertrack (Sold to Cox Automotive), and BentoBox (sold to Fiserv). He holds MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School and a B.S. in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

www.cleverciti.com

Parkster.ai joins #1 Private Business Incubator in the World, 1871

November 01, 2021

 

Parkster.ai joins #1 Private Business Incubator in the World, 1871

 

 

 

CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 2021) – 1871, the #1 Private Business Incubator in the World, welcomes Parkster.ai to their Chicago based tech hub. Parkster.ai is bringing instant parking to the world through an artificial intelligence powered SaaS API.

 

After launching at the Parking Industry Expo 2021, Parkster.ai keeps the momentum moving forward by joining 1871. Hundreds of tech startups call 1871 home. Parkster.ai is not the first parking startup to come out of 1871. SpotHero is an alumni company of the startup incubator and moved out in 2013.

 

“We are excited to join 1871! Things have been moving so fast since launching only a few months ago. We hope to continue growing at a rapid pace while trying to end the pain of parking for all” said Drake Burciaga, Parkster.ai’s Founder, Chief Executive and Chief Technical Officer.

 

About 1871

1871 is a not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, equip, and support founders to build great businesses. It is the #1 ranked university-affiliated business incubator in the world, and the home of ~450 high-growth technology startups and ~1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. Located in a 140,000 square-foot space in The Merchandise Mart, 1871 has 350 current mentors available to its members, as well as more than 100 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and other organizations that make its extensive matrix of resources possible. For more information about 1871, visit www.1871.com.

 

About Parkster.ai

Parkster.ai is on a mission to provide instant parking to the world. Every driver deserves the right to park faster. We are building an artificial intelligence focused solution that is able to detect available parking spaces in a quick, scalable, and accurate way. We look forward to partnering up with a parking experience app by supplying our real time data of where available spaces are located in real time through an API. For more information about Parkster.ai, visit www.Parkster.ai.

 

Contact:

Drake Burciaga

Founder, CEO & CTO

Email: Drake@Parkster.ai

Urbiotica: Two New Smart Parking Lots Arrive in the Province of Salamanca

September 27, 2021

 

Urbiotica: Two New Smart Parking Lots Arrive in the Province of Salamanca

 

 

 

The municipalities of Ciudad Rodrigo and Peñaranda de Bracamonte, in Salamanca, will have two smart parking areas installed by the end of the year. This is thanks to funding from the Diputación de Salamanca together with the Tax Collection and Management Agency (Regtsa).

In Peñaranda de Bracamonte, with an area of 23 km² and more than 6,000 inhabitants, 50 sensors will be installed. Ciudad de Rodrigo, in turn, will have 100 sensors installed. The Provincial Council, through Regtsa, put out to tender the installation of this type of solution and these are the localities that have obtained the highest score.

At the time of the valuation, the technicians took into account aspects such as whether the town had been declared a Historic Site or the volume of revenue it generated.

The sensor that will be used for both projects is the U-Spot M2M, a spot-to-spot detection sensor that uses the mobile network directly. In addition, there will be 5 variable message signs to guide drivers directly to free spots.

Thanks to the sensorization of parking spaces, local residents will be guided directly to free spaces and traffic and chaos generated by vehicles looking for parking will be avoided.

The information about the spots collected by the sensors will be integrated with the Thinking Cities Telefonica platform, a FIWARE-based platform that allows connecting devices and receiving data, integrating all device protocols and connectivity methods.

How Does the Urban Guidance Solution Work?
The driver goes to a free parking space guided by the information displayed on the variable message sign. He parks his vehicle. The U-Spot sensor detects the arrival of the vehicle and sends the information to the platform.
The platform collects the data and sends the updated information to the variable information panels with the new availability, which in this case will indicate one less free space.
When the vehicle is removed, U-Spot no longer detects its presence. It sends the information again so that the system transmits that the space is again unoccupied.
From the U-Admin platform, the manager can configure, monitor and consult all system information.

This simple system of smart parking, Salamanca guarantees real-time information to his residents so that they can easily decide where to park their vehicles. Optimal use of the parking spaces is guaranteed thanks to the updated information. In addition, they are guided to the areas with the highest parking availability.

On the other hand, the city enjoys smoother traffic flow by avoiding vehicles circulating in search of parking. Urban mobility is improved and citizens enjoy a less noisy, more efficient and sustainable city with a better quality of life.

About Urbiotica:

Urbiotica was established in 2008 with a very clear foundational vision: technology based on wireless sensor networks will transform how we manage our cities.

Urbiotica leads the revolution of the Internet of Things applied to Smart Cities. The projects implemented in more than 20 countries position us as the leading technology company in the development of smart solutions based on sensor systems, designed to manage urban space more efficiently and sustainably.

www.urbiotica.com

Japa, Inc. joins the City of Woodland

September 21, 2021

 

 

 

Japa, Inc. joins the City of Woodland

 

 

 

With an eye toward supporting local technology entrepreneurs and helping both community members and public agencies become more efficient, the City of Woodland partnered with Woodland’s own Japa, Inc. (“Just A Parking App”) on a new downtown smart parking system. The Woodland-based startup connects drivers with innovative real-time parking information and solutions.

 

The City recognizes the strategic need to support homegrown innovators like the team at Japa, Inc. and is proud to help them grow and refine their service. “Parking is a tough problem, and it is a problem that is common for cities across the world,” says Japa CEO, Mathew Magno. “Municipalities face the challenge of keeping their residents happy while also providing an easy experience for visitors. We are here to solve those problems.” The Japa app allows users to “park smart” by seeing which parking spots are available in select areas downtown and notifying them when their time is going to expire. The Woodland program will involve the public parking spaces on Main Street between Third and College; First Street between Main and Court; and within the public parking lot across from City Hall and bordering Dead Cat Alley. Japa’s parking sensors — the circular black markers in the center of many downtown parking spots — will allow the City to test the accuracy of these sensors and the Japa app’s ability to inform drivers of the real-time availability of parking in these areas.

 

Japa’s hardware and software program also provides data that will help the City deploy resources more efficiently as it monitors and learns from downtown parking trends. The data from the parking space sensors will help departments from economic development to traffic enforcement understand parking patterns and provide better customer service to Woodlanders.

 

In addition, the app makes eating locally and shopping small in Downtown Woodland even easier. Residents can check the app before they head downtown to see where they should park and avoid circling, which burns gasoline and time. The City’s partnership with Japa represents another way in which the City aims to support economic development and downtown businesses as we continue to fight through an unpredictable time. In addition, it helps further the City’s and Japa’s mutual goal of more sustainable and efficient local transit options.

 

The City of Woodland and Japa welcome your feedback as they continue to refine this service to meet the needs of all Woodlanders. Comments, suggestions, or questions can be directed to (877) 775-5272 or contact@japa.one.

 

You can find the app by searching “Japa Smart Parking” in your app store or by scanning the QR code posted on poles throughout the downtown area. Learn more about the app at parkjapa.com.

 

About the City of Woodland:

Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, located in California’s Central Valley and Greater Sacramento Region. Woodland’s strong historic heritage is reflected in an impressive amount of beautiful historic buildings in its downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. Currently celebrating its sesquicentennial, Woodland boasts one of the nation’s best concentrations of food and ag businesses along with a growing research and technology sector exemplified by local businesses like Japa, the newly-opened Lab@AgStart, and the forthcoming Woodland Research and Technology Park.

 

About Japa, Inc.:

Japa is a leading smart parking company delivering smart data and advanced analytics to solve parking issues for customers and commuters. Japa’s pioneering technology makes the parking experience for consumers easier, while making corporate campuses, universities, hospitals, and cities more efficient. Japa helps cities and universities to further enhance their Smart Campus or Smart City initiatives. Their vision is simple—to solve parking and make smart cities a reality. Japa is a privately-held company headquartered in Woodland with smart parking deployments throughout the United States.

 

 

Sidewalk Labs – Introducing Pebble: A low-cost way to manage parking and curbs

May 18, 2021

 

 

 

Real-time insights can help garage and lot operators, real estate developers, and municipal agencies make the most of existing parking spaces — and build less of them in the future.

Parking in cities is a complex problem. Sometimes there’s not enough parking, which creates traffic congestion and vehicle pollution as drivers circle for a space at the curb, in a garage, or in a lot. And sometimes there’s way more parking than a place typically needs, which raises building costs and takes up space that might go toward housing, parks, or other valuable uses.

But parking operators, real estate developers, and municipal agencies don’t have access to the information they need to manage their parking supply most effectively. Existing parking availability technology tends to be expensive, difficult to install, or even invasive. That’s why Sidewalk Labs is excited to introduce Pebble: a low-cost, easy-install, privacy-preserving vehicle sensor designed to help manage parking in innovative and sustainable ways.

Pebble provides real-time data about parking space availability, with a dashboard to help analyze historical parking patterns. These insights can help communicate space availability to customers, reduce circling, and create shared parking zones that minimize the number of spaces built in the first place. Pebble’s low-infrastructure design also makes it easier to install and lower cost than existing street sensors on the market.

Pebble is already helping pilot customers manage tens of thousands of parking spaces and consider their future parking needs. If you’re a parking operator, developer, or city agency managing parking or curb spaces, reach out through our website to learn more. And if you just want to know more about how Pebble works and how it might be used to make cities more affordable and sustainable — keep reading!

Low cost, easy-install, low infrastructure

The wireless Pebble system consists of two easy-install parts:

  • Individual Pebble sensors can be quickly placed on a surface using adhesive. Though just 2.8 inches in diameter, these sensors have two sensing capabilities, improving accuracy and reliability over existing street sensors on the market.

  • The solar-powered Pebble gateway uses the cellular network, so it can be strapped to a pole without running new wires or trenching through pavement, which most existing street sensing systems require.

In addition to easy installation, Pebble is designed for low ongoing maintenance. Pebble sensors can operate for years on standard settings and have undergone rigorous real-world testing to ensure accuracy and reliability. The solar-powered gateway can operate indefinitely, even in cloudy conditions.

Once in place, Pebble sensors relay the presence (or absence) of a vehicle in real time. That’s all Pebble collects: whether or not a vehicle is there. The system uses no cameras or other ways to identify a person or vehicle. Consistent with our approach to data minimization, there simply wasn’t a need for such data to achieve the goal of vehicle detection. (We’ve also started thinking of ways to extend this privacy-sensitive approach to parking payment and permits.)

Let’s get into a few ways of using Pebble to improve quality of life in cities.

For operators, city agencies, and developers: Share real-time parking availability to improve navigation or encourage transit

Circling for parking accounts for up to 30 percent of traffic congestion in cities, with all the accompanying vehicle emissions. Pebble’s real-time parking availability insights can be integrated into navigation apps through our API, helping drivers navigate directly to an open space in a private lot or garage or at a city-managed curb.

Real-time parking information can also alert would-be drivers when spaces are limited before they even leave home, leading them to use alternative travel modes, such as park-and-ride transit or ferries. For example, a smart parking program at a BART park-and-ride station reduced driving by a monthly average of nearly 10 miles per person — and even shortened commutes.

For developers: Use insights to create shared parking zones and build less parking

Some cities allow developers to build less parking than regulations require if they can prove that sufficient space already exists to meet demand. This strategy is often called “shared” parking: for instance, a restaurant that does most of its business at night might share a parking garage with an office that’s open during the day, rather than each building their own.

Lack of information is a big hurdle to creating shared parking zones, but low-cost sensors like Pebble can help developers fill that gap. Such insights can reduce costs for developers significantly — a single parking space costs $24,000-$34,000, on average — leading to better uses of city space and potentially driving down costs for residents and tenants.

For city agencies: Optimize curbside use to generate revenue or support business

Competition for the curb is at an all-time high, a trend that accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pebble enables city curb managers to implement flexible programs such as dynamic pricing or outdoor dining, generating revenue and supporting local businesses.

For example, the highly successful SFpark program — which used dynamic pricing to ensure spaces were available on every block — increased net parking revenue and cut circling in half during the pilot (2011–2013). But SFpark’s dynamic pricing strategy got started with information from a sophisticated sensor network, something the city could only afford thanks to a large federal grant. Pebble provides cities with a more affordable option.

Additionally, curb management companies like Coord (a Sidewalk Labs incubated company) are working with cities to allocate and manage “smart loading zones” for commercial deliveries. Space availability data at these zones could enable real-time reservations or redirect drivers to a nearby zone when another is occupied.

Looking ahead

This list of potential use cases for a product like Pebble is by no means exhaustive. We think a low-cost, easy-install, privacy-preserving way to measure parking and curb space can help get any number of new ideas for more sustainable and innovative cities off the ground. If you’re a parking operator, real estate developer, or curb manager interested in using Pebble, contact us at pebble@sidewalklabs.com or visit our website.

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).

 

 

Cleverciti Sensors Bring Smart Parking to the Busiest Shopping Street in Koblenz

November 11, 2020

Cleverciti Sensors Bring Smart Parking to the Busiest Shopping Street in Koblenz

 

City of Koblenz and evm Have Kicked off Their Smart City Projects with a Smart Parking Initiative Using Cleverciti Sensors

 

 

 

Less traffic looking for a parking space, fewer harmful emissions, a better quality of life: three funded smart city projects promise great progress in climate protection in the city of Koblenz. Together, Energieversorgung Mittelrhein (evm) and the city intend to use modern digital solutions to achieve better air quality and air pollution control.

In July 2020 the evm announced the kick-off of the project in the upper Löhrstrasse. The busy shopping street plays a central role in the project: “We are going to test smart parking in the upper Löhrstrasse and want to reduce the so-called parking search traffic here,” explains Lord Mayor of Koblenz David Langner.

In the next few weeks, certain parking spaces along the street will be equipped with 44 ground sensors that will provide information on occupancy. “In another part of the street, overhead sensors are used as well, which we install on street lamps,” explains evm Board Chairman Josef Rönz. One sensor is able to detect up to 100 parking spaces. Digital display boards around the lampposts use this information to show drivers how many parking spaces are still available. Data protection is fully guaranteed: the sensors neither record videos nor photos, but only pass on information according to the pattern “occupied” and “not occupied”.

One look at the statistics shows why it is important to reduce parking search traffic in Koblenz: between 18-25% of traffic in the city center is due to the search for parking spaces. This is one of the reasons why Koblenz exceeded the NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) limit value determined by the European Union – and thus has access to federal funds. The Federal Ministry of Transport is funding the Smart Parking project with around 170,000 euros from the “Saubere Luft” (Clean Air) program and the associated “Digitalisierung kommunaler Verkehrssysteme” fund (Digitization of municipal transport systems).

On September 30, 2020, the evm published another press release in which they announced that all sensors, which are Cleverciti Sensors, have been installed for the intelligent parking guidance system in the making. The installation covers the Löhrstraße section from the Rizzastraße intersection to Bahnhofsplatz, as well as the Peter-Altmaier-Ufer parking lot. Based on the information gathered from the sensors, drivers will soon be able to see on the internet and on digital display boards how many parking spaces are still free.

By the end of the 2020 project year, traffic counters, air quality meters and a parking guidance system that digitally displays free parking spaces are to be installed. The benefits and effects of the projects will be measured over a period of three years. The projects are being implemented with the help of federal funding and the Thüga, the largest cooperative network of municipal energy and water service providers in Germany.

About Cleverciti

Cleverciti is the leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking Clevercitidetection, monitoring, and guidance. Cleverciti provides organizations with a robust and highly reliable solution that enhances convenience, builds loyalty, and boosts engagement, allowing our customers to maximize ROI, and streamline the parking experience. Its end-to-end solutions are designed to strengthen parking detection, improve guidance, and enhance communication. With more than 200 installations in 20 countries across the world, Cleverciti seeks to help organizations reduce traffic and emissions, and increase revenue while allowing drivers to enjoy a smooth, stress-free parking experience. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.cleverciti.com.

The City of Las Vegas teams up with leading AI solutions provider, SenSen Networks

June 23, 2020

The City of Las Vegas Set to Deploy Innovative Smart City Parking Technology
$1.5m (USD) deal will see revolutionary app-based AI tech used for traffic & parking enforcement
The City of Las Vegas has teamed up with leading AI solutions provider, SenSen Networks to introduce a range of Smart City technologies designed to keep the city’s roads safe and congestion-free.
As part of the $1.5m (USD) investment, The City of Las Vegas will introduce more than 80 Gemineye units to automatically regulate traffic, streamline parking and make commuting more enjoyable.
What is Gemineye?
Gemineye takes existing smart city technologies such as parking enforcement, sign detection, parking bay occupancy, and illegal dumping monitoring, and packs it into an AI-powered smartphone app. Turning labour intensive and expensive tasks into affordable smart city solutions.
Learn more about Gemineye and receive an information pack, below.

 

Key Benefits of Gemineye?
For forward-thinking cities looking to embrace smart city solutions, Gemineye brings an array of benefits including:
  • Cost savings: As a software platform, Gemineye enables an affordable SaaS pricing model
  • Portability: The app is pre-installed on a smartphone meaning it can be deployed on foot, bike, scooter, car or mounted in an enclosure
  • Flexibility: Gemineye can be configured to meet a range of smart city requirements from parking enforcement to illegal dumping, people counting and even social distancing enforcement

Learn more: www.sensennetworks.com/gemineye/?utm_campaign=button_link&utm_medium=&utm_source=parking_today

APPYWAY BOLSTERS ITS SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY STRATEGY WITH SMART CITY SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENT

June 02, 2020

 

 

 

APPYWAY BOLSTERS ITS SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY STRATEGY WITH SMART CITY SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENT

 

 

London UK, Tuesday 2nd June 2020 – AppyWay, Europe’s most awarded intelligent kerbside and smart parking firm has today announced the appointment of ex local government, smart city champion Kim Smith to AppyWay’s advisory board.

 

 

Kim is currently Head of Smart Mobility at DG:Cities Ltd., an urban innovation company

that focuses on the integration of smart city technologies and approaches to maximise their benefits for cities, and optimise the use of resources, infrastructure and services. Kim joined DG:Cities Ltd from the Royal Borough of Greenwich where she was the council’s Transportation Planning and Strategy Manager, leading for the borough on transport policy development and delivery.

 

Kim Smith, “I am delighted to be joining AppyWay’s advisory board, where there’s an exciting opportunity to layer the innovation and learning they bring to some of the key issues and challenges we are facing in championing a more holistic and sustainable approach to our rapidly expanding cities.”

 

Kim has spent over 25 years in transport planning, project delivery, policy formation and high-level strategy, as well as working at an operational level, managing the delivery of passenger transport services. With a wider interest in the sustainable expansion and development of smart cities, Kim’s experience is an ideal fit for the board as AppyWay seeks to embed its sustainable mobility strategy into further cities around the UK and beyond.

 

Dan Hubert, CEO & Founder of AppyWay adds, “Helping cities to thrive through smart, sustainable mobility requires a lot of strategy, planning, passion, and patience. Kim Smith’s strong local authority background and impeccable knowledge on implementing smart transport initiatives makes her an exemplary advisor for the AppyWay board. The team and I are incredibly excited to tap into her expertise, and help towns and cities transform their kerbsides and unlock the potential of sustainable mobility.”

 

Kim’s appointment follows a number of exciting board appointments including; ex Cisco UK & Ireland CEO, Phil Smith’s appointment as Non-Exec Chairman, Amazon veteran Ron Kornfeld, and John Fogelin, AppyWay’s resident CTO and Chief Security Officer.

 

 

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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:

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