How are smart cities meant to meet citizen needs? Big data from a network of sensors can give managers and planners a real-time, big-picture overview of traffic flows, public transport patronage, and water and power use. However, the needs of people in the city must be met at both the meta and micro levels.
Being one of Australia’s busiest hospitals, The Alfred required a reliable vehicle access solution for their staff car park. During peak times, many staff vehicles enter or exit the car park simultaneously. Nedap’s uPASS system was installed to provide the hospital with automatic vehicle identification.
Payment systems are a critical part of a developing smart city. The transmission of secure, encrypted data between infrastructure, banks and businesses via a comprehensive back-end management system enables cities to implement new and convenient payment methods, whilst reducing the reliance on ‘old-fashioned’ cash.
Changes to the data collection and privacy information legislation will come into effect on 23 February 2018. The Notifiable Data Breaches Act 2017 means that for the first time those entities who are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 will have a mandatory obligation to report data breaches to both the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and any individuals who could potentially be impacted by the breach.
All that land set aside for parking is also an opportunity to ask what the real value of parking space is. One reason for the amount of parking, and our expectation it should be free, is the land use planning system. Many city planning systems set minimum amounts of off-street parking for new developments, with a view to protecting (normally free) on-street parking.
To many parking customers, the term ‘cashless parking’ is often associated with mobile phone payment options that are heavily discredited by the media for being inconvenient. But despite this, parking operators across the globe are quietly and quickly embracing cashless parking solutions.
Instead of focusing on freeways, governments should change the way we pay for urban roads and public transport. To work out how best to do this, the Grattan Institute has looked at several million Google Maps estimates of travel times in Australia’s largest cities.
A growing region like the City of Ryde needs infrastructure systems to match that growth. To manage the public space efficiently, Councils need forward thinking solutions, from parks management to managing parking. City of Ryde engaged Duncan Solutions for the upgrade of around 70 machines situated in the Macquarie Park Corridor.
LA transport giant, Metro, is linking its new parking operation to its transit TAP card to keep parking spaces for commuters using the network, rather than non-transit users taking parking resources.
As a local neighbourhood shopping centre with over 80 stores and amenities, Stockland Baulkham Hills has on average 68,000 visitors a week with 6,000 of those using the car park facilities each day.
Three distinct groups are giving form to the idea of driverless vehicles. Each has its own corporate proponents and target markets, and its own, often competing, demands on citizens, regulators and planners. Each will make its own demands on our streets and public spaces.
The adoption of Smart Parking technology comes amid Hamilton City Council’s new parking plan to revitalise Hamilton’s Central Business District (CBD).
“AutoISSUE & PEMS met all our requirements, enabling our officers to make informed decisions in real-time about enforcement using a single Android device, not a number of different pieces of equipment as has been the case previously.”
Curtin University is the first Australian university to trial a commercial driverless bus. This trial will contribute to the growing field of research in automated driving technology.
A new apartment complex in Brisbane’s West End Precinct, Light+Co, requested a decorative finish for its car park that incorporates five bespoke colours installed in a unique design of intricate circles, lines and intersecting shapes.
The CDS Ticketless License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution implemented at the Spotlight & ALDI car park ensures a fast and efficient user experience with a high degree of accuracy.
Due to their low local emissions, battery-powered electric cars are more in demand than ever, but they still have a reputation for being too expensive and having too short a driving range. So how about recharging them without having to plug in a cable, while parking or even driving on the road?
Few of us would leave the tap running or the fridge door open, and many are diligent about turning off lights. But when it comes to air pollution, many people are wasteful and unaware.
We’ve always been on our way to automating everything. The only difference between then and now is that now we are really, really close to full automation. Asking the question, “What will we do when everything is automated?” is no longer fantastic, it’s essential.
The Star Casino in Sydney chose a bespoke, high-end car park floor that would impress its VIP visitors before they even step through the venue’s front door, using 85,000m2 of specialist deck coating solutions to refurbish the floor in its five-storey car parking facility.
The inclusion of new meters is heralding the transition from simple coin-only payments to electronic payments, offering improvements for motorists parking police, maintenance staff and the parking management personnel.
In a commitment to ensuring Cardiff is a high quality, attractive and liveable smart city, Cardiff City Council is using innovative technology to deliver tangible service improvements in city management.
Secure Parking’s success has been realised through a whole-of- business emphasis on technology and improvements in the services offered to customers.
Database Consultants Australia were named as the winner of Excellence in Technology and Innovation at the 2016 Parking Industry Awards for world-leading innovation of parking technology in the City of Melbourne.
The City of Joondalup was awarded the top prize for Outstanding New Car Park Development at the 2016 Parking Industry Awards for Reid Promenade Car Park (RPCP). The new five level multi storey car park that was built on an existing 140-bay open air car park in Joondalup City Centre.
Parking industry consultant, Grant McLean, received recognition for the many years he has dedicated to the parking industry, when he was awarded Individual Excellence in Parking at the 2016 Parking Industry Awards.
Earlier this year Care Park moved its head office operations into a purpose-built facility in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The Care Park headquarters now houses a highly innovative and interactive Care Assist Control Room which provides complete off-site support and monitoring 24 hours a day to car parks.
There are over 600,000 vehicle trips into Westminster every day, many of which are servicing businesses, transporting goods and people, or simply visiting for work or pleasure. This volume of vehicles places a huge pressure on the city’s limited kerbside, a city of 20 square kilometres.
If you’re in the parking business, whether it be as an authority, garage, or private lot, and you’re not using social media, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Social media provides platforms to distribute information quickly and effectively, and it’s also an invaluable tool for customer service.
There can be few things as frustrating as being stuck in a car park for four hours on a scorching Sunday afternoon; yet this was the unhappy fate of shoppers at a new multi-storey grid car park at an IKEA store in Reading, UK.
A plethora of new and personalised ways of getting around cities are emerging – electric bikes, motorised scooters, electric vehicles, car sharing and re-interpretations of the taxi by Uber.
Digital technology is driving rapid change in the car-parking industry — electric cars, driverless cars, car sharing, app-based searching, booking, digital payment systems — the list could go on.
Today’s intelligent parking guidance systems continue to redefine what is possible — along with what is expected — in a multifaceted installation. With its new L4 Smart-Sensor System, Park Assist has added remote management of ultra-efficient luminaires to the equation.
DeNA announced the launch of a new driverless bus service in Chiba, Japan. During the launch, EasyMile was announced as the partner of DeNA in Japan. The driverless bus service, called Robot Shuttle, will employ EasyMile’s EZ10 driverless shuttle.
Having a conversation in a noisy area is difficult enough when you are talking face to face with your partner and can be virtually impossible when using a communications system. What if this noise could be suppressed, wouldn’t that make it a lot easier?
Research backed by Intel Corporation has proven that digital displays are successful in capturing 400% more views than static displays.
Car Next Door is Australia’s first peer-to-peer car-sharing platform, turning any car into a share car by providing simple in-car technology, an online booking and payment system, and comprehensive insurance to make it simple and safe for people to rent their car out when they’re not using it.
Campaign sites and landing pages are increasingly essential to the success of marketing campaigns and they offer a convenient way to focus visitor attention to a specific product, service, task or call to action.
Innovation is about new and existing businesses creating new products, processes and business models. It is also about creating a culture that backs good ideas and learns from taking risks and making mistakes.
AIRPARK is designed to meet the needs of the airport’s passengers, with a 2,500 space, at grade, public remote car park located off Moreton Drive at Brisbane Airport.
The transport sector is currently undergoing its most rapid transformation in decades. Disruptive transport technologies, such as App based ride sourcing platforms (e.g. Uber), innovations in car sharing, real time public transport information and autonomous vehicles are set to change travel behaviour in our cities over the next 5 – 10 years.
EasyMile has introduced 4 driverless shuttles to Sophia Antipolis Business Park (Nice, France) connecting companies, shops and restaurants located inside the business park that are not covered by the existing bus network.
An MHTM boom gate from Magnetic Automation Pty Ltd is helping ensure the safe movement of vehicular traffic at the car park of a leading Australian aerospace company.
New ticketless parking meters installed for Gold Coast Council by long term partner Global Parking Solutions (GPS) has banked $500,000 in savings for the Council.
Following a successful trial at APCOA’s offices in Gothenburg, a Q-Free barrier-less and cashless parking solution went live at the Ericsson Globe, Sweden’s national indoor arena, on 18 March 2015.