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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 >

 

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 WELCOMES SEASONED DIGITAL INNOVATION LEADER AS NEW CHAIRMAN

May 19, 2020

 

 

 

 

APPYWAY WELCOMES SEASONED DIGITAL INNOVATION LEADER AS NEW CHAIRMAN

 

 

London, UK – Tuesday 19th May 2020, AppyWay, Europe’s most awarded intelligent kerbside and smart parking pioneer, has welcomed ex Cisco UK & Ireland CEO Phil Smith CBE to its board to serve as Non-Executive Chairman.

 

 

Phil is currently Chairman of publicly listed IQE PLC and Chairman and Non-Executive Director at the Digital Skills Partnership. His previous experience, notably as former Chair of InnovateUK and The Tech Partnership, positions Smith as the ideal fit to lead AppyWay’s board and help accelerate the company’s sustainable mobility vision within the analogue kerbside and parking management industry.

 

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO of AppyWay, “Phil has an impressive and illustrious background and I’m thrilled to add his expertise and experience to our board. His enthusiasm for our vision combined with his impressive understanding of the market have already proved highly valuable to the company in several ways. I’m looking forward to working more closely with Phil as we look to supercharge our next phase of growth.”

Phil has received many accolades including Orange Business Leader of the Year, member of the Wired 100 and listed in the 50 Kindest Leaders in 2018. Phil was awarded a CBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to technology, business, and skills.

Phil Smith added; “I am delighted to be joining Dan and the AppyWay team. The opportunity to revolutionise the way we understand, use and optimise our transport infrastructure around the world is exciting. AppyWay have already demonstrated their clear understanding of the key issues, challenges and opportunities with leading technologies and deep client engagement. I am looking forward to helping a talented and ambitious team do great things and to make a real difference to the world.”

 

Phil Smith’s appointment follows recent AppyWay board additions; Amazon veteran Ron Kornfeld, and John Fogelin, AppyWay’s resident CTO and Chief Security Officer.

 

 

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 >

 

AppyWay: Pioneers in mobility announce research collaboration to support a commercial and sustainable reality for Automated Valet Parking

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

AppyWay: Pioneers in mobility announce research collaboration to support a commercial and sustainable reality for Automated Valet Parking

 

 

  • Automated Valet Parking (AVP) is a key feature needed in a level 4/5 automated vehicle. To identify available parking, reserve, navigate to and pay for is a complex task.

  • In particular, addressing how and where Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) park when not carrying passengers has been identified as critical for the sustainable deployment of CAVs in cities.

 

 

LONDON UK, Tuesday 31st March 2020:  A consortium of mobility innovators from the public and private sectors today announced their Innovate UK funded project, ‘ParkAV’, is spearheading technical and commercial research to help realise level 4/5 CAV adoption in cities. The project aims to solve the issue of where these vehicles will go to drop off passengers, how they park between trips to recharge, access storage, or be serviced and, importantly, blend the relationship between on and off-street parking to support Mobility as a Service (MaaS) operators.

 

The consortium made up of Jaguar Land Rover, AppyWay (formerly AppyParking), Coventry City Council, Milton Keynes Council and managed by WhiteWillow Consulting, have focused efforts on what is seen as the core issue for the successful introduction of CAVs. How do cities, urban areas, traffic & highways planners ensure empty CAVs do not contribute to traffic and congestion?

 

The notion of AVP is actively being explored at a technical level by vehicle manufacturers globally. However, the ‘ParkAV’ partners suggest that whilst such engineering developments are to be welcomed, developing a scalable and sustainable framework to see AVP become commonplace, and monetised, requires a deeper public and private sector collaboration.

 

Ben Boutcher-West, Head of Mobility for AppyWay,

“A key deliverable within the project has been a detailed framework for both the flow of data and the flow of money to ensure AVP is viable solution. Beyond just the vehicle technology, AVP looks to deliver the function within a mobility subscription, one that manages topics such as Value Added Tax, all suppliers and even EV payment, in one technical and commercial interface. As a consortium, we have maintained a customer focus, ensuring they would be set down compliantly at their chosen destination. That means consumers no longer would have to enter the off-street facility at all and enjoy a much more convenient and hassle-free service, dropped off at their point of interest.”

 

Sunil Budheo, Innovation Manager at Coventry City Council continues,

“When thinking about what our constituents might expect in the future with the rise of CAVs, it’s important to focus on not only optimizing the user experience but also making sure the needs of the city are considered. Drop-offs and pick-ups for CAV journeys are likely to be on-street and close to points of interest, so both on-street and nearby off-street parking locations need to be part of our thinking. We must mitigate the circulation of empty vehicles on our streets and we’re proud to be continuing our innovative work in this space as part of the ParkAV project.”

 

Brian Matthews. Head of Transport Innovation at Milton Keynes Council notes,

“We have recently seen practical demonstrations of CAVs operating in both Milton Keynes and Coventry, so we are very confident that self-driving vehicles parking themselves is not too far away. ParkAV gives us the opportunity to understand how this technology can be best applied in city environments, maximizing the benefits for travellers and cities.”

 

The group have uncovered the baseline requirements and considerations across four key areas:

 

  • User experience: what do consumers/passengers want and expect?
  • Commercial model: how are all parties active within an AVP session compensated? How will the market opportunity be unlocked to enable scale?
  • Integration: how do the physical and digital realms integrate across on and off-street infrastructure? How do cleaning and valet services access vehicles?
  • Local government integration: off-street parking works best when it compliments on-street provision and supports local transport and traffic policies. Solutions that support both are important requirements for the mobility-as-a-service marketplace.

 

Key to the research is to understand the detailed flow of money and data that will enable multiple on and off-street operators and service providers to work together, presenting the operator and end consumer with a single interface with which to do business. This will maintain safe and reliable mobility for consumers. A comprehensive data and money exchange model has been developed; ensuring systems scale across multiple sites and are commercially and socially viable.

 

The work from the ParkAV project enables the sector to deliver CAV’s in a more integrated way. A key point is that in order to scale the rollout of shared, connected and one-day autonomous vehicles, through a concept the consortium call “MaaSpark” (MaaSpark is the concept of parking for MaaS providing dynamic kerbside access and integrated payments), further steps are required to make parking better for everyone.

 

We don’t have to wait to take these steps; they can be implemented ahead of the CAV technology itself. The steps laid out by the consortium form a “call to action” for government and an opportunity for all sectors to collaborate further.

 

Based on their findings, the ParkAV project suggests the following to central government:

 

  • Change the Road Traffic Act to allow short term parking (“kerb-kissing”) in bays dedicated for other users and allow dynamic payment / reservation of parking bays (this also works for human driven vehicles)
  • Allow digital and dynamic Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) captured from roadside data to enable digital coverage for the whole UK. Within this, renaming from Traffic Regulation Order to “Mobility Enabling Order” will emphasise the change in thinking
  • Mandate standards that support interoperability from parking payment systems (as is starting to happen with Electric Vehicles for both charge point access and payment accounts)
  • Don’t just look at CAV vehicle capability, but have a customer and business centric view of how they influence land use and development planning to encourage adaptability of land use and growth with a technology agnostic approach

 

For local government, they suggest:

  • Develop new approaches to more open parking contracts, based on outcome based Key Performance Indicators with more risk taken by the contractor. This would allow parking to move from a negatively viewed labour intensive enforcement model to an outcome driven enabling model to support social good, whilst preserving current income levels from “parking”
  • See MaaSpark as an important enabler of MaaS, rather than a competitor/ blocker to it
  • Develop ways to charge wholesale prices for parking by changing contract approaches
  • Consider and plan now for future AV parking within new developments, allowing for future change of use.

 

AppyWay, Jaguar Land Rover and the wider UK industry then have opportunities to exploit these actions, enable changes, and help to provide better parking for all, not just autonomous vehicles.

 

 

Colin Teed, Lead Engineer, Advanced Electrical Research at Jaguar Land Rover said, “The ParkAV project demonstrates the key role that AVP could play in the future of mobility. The potential for AVP to reduce the time and stress when parking a vehicle is an exciting step forward in helping Jaguar Land Rover to reduce congestion in the future. By developing premium features, which enhance our customers driving experiences we can achieve our Destination Zero mission.”

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the partners should you wish to know more about the findings.

 

 

 

The ParkAV project is part-funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. It is part of the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund, supporting the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge.

 

As a key part of the UK government’s modern Industrial Strategy, the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge was announced in 2017 to encourage and support extraordinary innovation in UK engineering and technology, making the UK a world leader within the transport industries.

 

This includes facilitating profound changes in transport technologies and business models, to make the movement of people, goods and services across the nation greener, safer, easier and more reliable.

 

 

Jaguar Land Rover

 

 

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

 

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2019 Jaguar Land Rover sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

 

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. We have seven technology hubs. In the UK these are based in Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London. Globally these are located in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

 

We have a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines. All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle models offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice.

 

 

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 >

 

 

Milton Keynes Council

 

Milton Keynes council is a unitary authority in the South East Midlands. Constructed as new town, the area has seen consistent and rapid growth over the past 50 years, making it one of the UKs most successful economic growth areas. Home to 280,000 residents the city is characterized by high levels of private car use linked to significant levels of city centre parking areas, making the efficient management of parking a key priority for the city

 

 

Coventry City Council

 

Coventry City is the 12th largest in UK and the 2nd largest in West Midlands and part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. It has a Long-established link with Motor Manufacturers, Daimler built the 1st British car in 1897 it is Home for London Taxi (Electric). It was the first city to trial Autonomous Vehicles in a live environment it has provide a test bed environment for testing connected and autonomous vehicles in a live environment. It is the first city to trial digital traffic regulation orders and is developing autonomous valet parking. Coventry is preparing for City of Culture 2021 and for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where we will be Showcasing to the world our leadership in this area.

 

APPYWAY APPOINTS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER AS THE COMPANY CONTINUES TO CEMENT ITS POSITION AS A LEADER IN INTELLIGENT MOBILITY

March 04, 2020

 

 

 

 

APPYWAY APPOINTS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER AS THE COMPANY CONTINUES TO CEMENT ITS POSITION AS A LEADER IN INTELLIGENT MOBILITY 

 

 

LONDON, UK : AppyWay, the kerbside management and mobility technology firm, has today announced the promotion of parking heavyweight Rob Stait to Chief Commercial Officer as the company continues to position itself as a leading open data, smart city kerbside management platform. The appointment to CCO will aid the company in its mission to turn the static kerb into an accessible digital asset ready for intelligent transport.

He brings to the role a wealth of experience, including from his previous position at Capita where, as Sales and Marketing Director of Glyde Parking & Traffic Solutions, he delivered extraordinary growth for its parking businesses. He was also part of the Executive team tasked with delivering the sale of Capita Parking Services into private ownership.

The promotion bolsters AppyWay Founder & CEO, Dan Hubert’s Executive team. “I’m very excited and honoured to have Rob Stait take up the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Rob believes in our mission to “Help cities thrive, from the kerb up” and in the short time Rob has been with us he has had a very positive impact on developing our sales function. His extensive experience in the parking and transportation industries combined with his ability to strategically build valuable client relationships, brings an exciting blend of skills to AppyWay as we continue to embed our technology both locally and internationally.” says Dan.

Rob commented on his appointment to CCO, “I am excited to be part of such a cutting-edge company that consistently delivers innovative solutions that benefit towns and cities and the people who live in them. The AppyWay Smart City Parking initiative in Harrogate for example has had a hugely positive impact on the town and I look forward to continuing the delivery of these world-leading, end-to-end connected mobility solutions to our local authority and private sector partners.”

Nortech: ANPR LUMO IS A FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE SOLUTION FOR ALL SECURE CAR PARKS

December 16, 2019

 

 

 

 

Nortech: ANPR LUMO IS A FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE SOLUTION FOR ALL SECURE CAR PARKS

 

 

No one enjoys parking, but it is a necessary step in a journey to an end destination. To make the process easier, access control specialists Nortech suggest that secure sites like staff car parks and parking areas in luxury apartment blocks, holiday parks and caravan sites can benefit from Nedap’s latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Lumo system.

The Lumo combines ANPR and access control in one single unit to create an easy to install standalone system that has the option to easily configure time-based access control lists via the ANPR Lumo Web interface. Generating an approved number plate list is also simple whether it is for permanent residents or staff as the ANPR Lumo can be used to grant temporary access to controlled areas for visitors, holiday makers and touring caravans.

Providing 24-hour access to secure sites or car parks is automated by entering the relevant vehicle’s number plate into the system. When pre-approved vehicles turn up, the barrier will open allowing free flowing vehicle access in and out of any secure site and access can equally be removed or revoked at any time using the ANPR Lumo’s web interface.

ANPR systems have been around for a number of years and can deliver substantial benefits to secure site operators and consumers alike. Its technology was created to help end queuing at barriers and is an ideal standalone solution for busy sites which require secure vehicle access.

The ANPR Lumo is an all-in-one licence plate camera, including embedded software, analyser and IR illuminator. With a range of action of 2 to 10 metres, the advanced camera ensures a smooth recognition of vehicles.

Easy to install with a mounting bracket included as standard, the camera boasts user-friendly configuration, is equipped with a REST API for easy integration and supports the industry-standard communication interfaces: RS485, Wiegand and Ethernet.

For more information on the ANPR Lumo, visit https://youtu.be/gFYvT8t4hw4

The ANPR Lumo is manufactured by Nedap Identification Systems but is supplied and supported in the UK by people and vehicle access control specialist Nortech. Nortech has supplied products and solutions to the security industry for over 25 years as an independent British company. The company uses extensive experience and expertise to create new security products to fit their clients’ needs and designs everything with the customer in mind.

Further information is available from Nortech on 01633 485533 or by emailing sales@nortechcontrol.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.nortechcontrol.com

Nortech is supported by Vantage PR

 

 

 

To make the parking process easier, access control specialists Nortech suggest that secure sites and parking areas in luxury apartment blocks, holiday parks and caravan sites can benefit from Nedap’s latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Lumo system.

 

The ANPR Lumo is an all-in-one licence plate camera, including embedded software, analyser and IR illuminator offered by access control specialists Nortech. With a range of action of 2 to 10 metres, the advanced camera ensures a smooth recognition of vehicles and is an ideal standalone solution for busy sites which require secure vehicle access.

 

APPYWAY AND SAFO PARTNER TO ALLEVIATE THE PAIN OF PARKING FOR FLEET DRIVERS AND MANAGERS 

November 21, 2019


APPYWAY AND SAFO PARTNER TO ALLEVIATE THE PAIN OF PARKING FOR FLEET DRIVERS AND MANAGERS 


●  Partnership between AppyWay and Safo opens up thousands of fleet drivers to kerbside restriction information for over 300 UK towns and cities.

●  The companies believe the partnership will reduce the amount of PCN’s fleets receive and reduce congestion and emissions.


LONDON, UK – Thursday 21st November, Intelligent mobility pioneers AppyWay and end-to-end fleet management firm Safo have announced a new partnership to bring accurate kerbside data and better parking experiences to fleets.
Fleets face daily parking challenges from navigating to a space to interpreting the local traffic regulations for that bay, all the while managing a hectic schedule against a congested road network. By embracing these challenges and helping drivers interpret parking easily, both companies believe they can improve driver wellbeing and reduce emissions from unnecessary driving in the search for suitable parking.
Safo Group, together with its European subsidiaries, is the chosen partner of many national and international companies. The company develops bespoke fleet management software, providing services to a portfolio ranging from top rental and lease players, car sharing, and large private and corporate international fleet companies. The reseller agreement will enable the two companies to bring a vastly improved parking experience to Safo’s combined fleet of over 1,000,000 vehicles across the UK. Thousands of drivers could benefit from kerbside restriction information for over 300 UK towns and cities. Drivers using Safo’s technology will have the option to gain full visibility on; length of bay, bay count, paid bays, disabled bays, EV bays, motorcycle bays, free bays, loading bays, resident bays, and car club bays, all with up to 1m accuracy.
The partnership provides Safo’s end clients with a greater suite of driver services to integrate within a bespoke solution. Working in partnership, both Safo and AppyWay have plans to innovate the portfolio further, ensuring drivers are catered for in new mobility technology and fleet managers can better manage the burden of bad parking.
AppyWay’s CEO & Founder, Dan Hubert says “By partnering with Safo we can bring our vision of making parking forgettable to fleets and fleet managers. Along with the implications to business operations through PCNs and impoundments, searching for parking clogs up city streets resulting in greater congestion and emissions, and parking illegally creates safety and accessibility concerns for vulnerable road users. Ensuring a vehicle is parked correctly benefits both the fleet and the communities they operate in.”
Jane Taylor, Sales & Marketing Manager, Safo adds “In our constant drive for customer satisfaction, innovation and digitisation, we are pleased to work with AppyWay using their data to surprise and delight fleet drivers across the UK. We firmly believe that through a better parking experience we not only improve driver wellbeing but also help reduce carbon emissions. This is the first step to achieving that with AppyWay through the integration of our Customer Mobile APP”
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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 >
About Safo
With over 30 years in business, Safo Group, together with its European subsidiaries, is the chosen partner of many national and international Top Players. Safo has developed bespoke and unique software, providing services to a combined fleet of over 1,000,000 vehicles.
Corporate fleets hold an important role in companies which need to be managed.
Contracts, traffic fines, courtesy vehicles, fuel cards, maintenance: There are so many activities to handle and the clients need effective solutions in line with their internal operating processes.
Safo Group has been working in this way within the European market for more than 30 years, supporting clients with both small and large corporate fleets.
A cost-effective management process gives many economical benefits and allows our clients to keep their fleet under control.

Swift Parking just got Swifter: TfWM & Cammax Take Step Closer To Integrated Travel System

August 27, 2019

 

 

Swift Parking just got Swifter: TfWM & Cammax Take Step Closer To Integrated Travel System

 

 

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) have taken another step forward in their bid to develop an integrated travel network across the region with the launch of a hybrid parking payment system at Bromsgrove railway station.

 

The system developed in partnership with Cammax, a leading provider of self-service solutions, was designed to allow members of the public to combine payment for parking alongside travel costs and is another step in the regions development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

 

(MaaS) relates to various forms of transport services that are combined into a single mobility service that is accessible on demand. The aim of MaaS is to make it easier to facilitate passenger travel on a wide range of transport options, be they public transport or even bike-sharing.

 

TfWM is keen to invest in MaaS because it uses a single application to provide access to mobility, with a single payment channel being made available to the public, instead of multiple ticketing and payment operations.

 

As part of the drive to develop MaaS, which has now extended to parking payment, one of the key objectives for TfWM has also been to provide customers with a fully-integrated way to pay for their travel costs.

 

Now customers at Bromsgrove Station will be able to pay for parking with their ‘Swift cards’, an electronic ticketing scheme, similar to London’s Oyster service, as well as modern payment methods including contactless card payment.

 

Swift card users will benefit from discounted parking tariff charges and they can simply, enter their vehicle registration and tap their Swift card to pay at the parking machine on their way to the station platform, removing the need to return to the vehicle and display a ticket.

 

Councillor Ken Pollock, cabinet member for economy and infrastructure for Worcestershire County Council, said, “This is great for commuters in Bromsgrove who now have more convenient ways to pay for their parking and can use the same card on buses, trains and trams.”

 

Swift isn’t the first Smart transport scheme Cammax has worked with to enhance travel in Britain. The West Yorkshire based brand have also helped improve operations in both York, Nottingham and Bristol with tens of thousands of Smartcards registered across these systems offering integrated travel.

 

You can read more about TfWM and Cammax’s partnership at: https://www.cammaxlimited.co.uk/news/media/hybrid-cammax-parking-payment-system-tfwm-maas/

 

 

About Cammax

 

With the use of self-service technology, Cammax have been successfully enhancing their customers operations for the past 20 years. Their flexible approach to delivering tailored systems means they can provide customers with modern solutions to age- old problems.

 

Whether it’s processing payments faster, getting tickets in the hands of customers, or developing intelligent and innovative systems, Cammax are experts in helping organisations realise the benefits that self-service systems deliver.

 

 

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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For more information, visit appyparking.com

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

 

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