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Smart Parking Goes Live in Livingstone Shire

Smart Parking Goes Live in Livingstone Shire

In the interest of providing a positive parking experience for residents and visitors to Livingstone Shire, Smart Parking have recently worked with Livingstone Shire Council to complete the installation of over 300 vehicle detection sensors in the town’s centre and the area surrounding Yeppoon Lagoon.

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Parkhound’s New App Making Waves

Parkhound’s New App Making Waves

Following the relaunch of their parking app in May 2019, Parkhound has seen demand for car spaces increase three-fold. With over 11,000 downloads in the first month of release and 200,000+ users nationwide, the online marketplace captures unique insights on the needs and wants of Australian Drivers.

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WA’s first congestion-busting project gets underway

WA’s first congestion-busting project gets underway

The $32 million multi-storey car park at Mandurah Station will start construction early next year following today’s request for tender applications for its design and build.

Jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments, it will be one of WA’s first congestion- busting projects under the Morrison Government’s Urban Congestion Fund and was an election commitment from the McGowan Government.

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Smarter City Solutions start the financial year on the right foot

Smarter City Solutions start the financial year on the right foot

Smarter City Solutions are reporting a great start to their FY19/20 year.

“We are super proud of our list of wins that seems to be growing as the tides in the parking arena change”, said Smarter City Solution’s new Head of Commercial – Kevin Bird.

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TIBA Parking Systems Expands VAR Network in Australia

TIBA Parking Systems Expands VAR Network in Australia

TIBA Parking Systems has welcomed InnerVision Engineering to its’ Value Added Reseller (VAR) network in Australia. TIBA is expanding its’ VAR network in Australia and will be providing sales and support services in additional metropolitan areas, including Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

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Ybern named as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Technologies Competition

Ybern named as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Technologies Competition

Ybern Pty Ltd has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Technologies Competition for 2019

The competition covers a number of different sectors, including Advanced Manufacturing, New Energy, Mining Technologies, Food & Agribusiness, Medtech & Pharma, Food and Agribusiness & Smart Cities.

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Pay By Plate parking introduced in Liverpool CBD

Pay By Plate parking introduced in Liverpool CBD

Liverpool Council is delivering on its commitment to ease parking woes in the CBD with the introduction of a ‘pay by plate’ scheme, which will remove the need for drivers to display paper tickets.

Parking in the Liverpool CBD is set to get easier with the introduction of “pay by plate” parking, a time-saving measure that will also benefit the environment.

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Sheldon James appointed as new General Manager of DESIGNA Australia

Sheldon James appointed as new General Manager of DESIGNA Australia

From 1 September Sheldon James will commence as General Manager of DESIGNA Australia and as Cluster Manager for the Australia Pacific region. Sheldon will concentrate on the company’s successful market expansion and growth.

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CAV research team and vehicle available for new project

CAV research team and vehicle available for new project

In partnership with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Australian Centre of Robotic Vision are using an ITS-teched-up Renault ZOE as part of the ‘Connected and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) Pilot’ iMOVE project.

This research is now coming to an end, and so both the QUT research team, and the Renault ZOE are available for additional research projects and opportunities.

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Tony McMahon and ‘Team Secure’ raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospital

Tony McMahon and ‘Team Secure’ raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospital

With his 30 plus years in the parking industry and having worked for a number of companies including Grimes Parking, Ezipark, Sydney Airport Corporation and now Secure Parking, Tony McMahon is calling on his parking colleagues to support him in his quest to raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospital and Bear Cottage.

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DIVVY launches a new parking aggregator to empower consumers

DIVVY launches a new parking aggregator to empower consumers

DIVVY has announced the launch of a new parking aggregator named Justbooked. Justbooked is powered by DIVVY and has been created from feedback by DIVVY’s extensive customer base that parking is too expensive and there’s no way to compare car parks in any given location to get the best value.

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City of Charles Sturt gets a boost with sensor and camera based smart parking

City of Charles Sturt gets a boost with sensor and camera based smart parking

Starting 1 July 2019, local businesses and organisations with the City of Charles Sturt Council will be able to streamline and maintain operational efficiency with dramatically improved parking turnover.

An innovative smart system, developed by a local Adelaide technology company, is set to transform the way parking is done in the western suburbs.

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

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

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

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Mt Hotham streamlines resort entry experience with virtual permit solution

Mt Hotham streamlines resort entry experience with virtual permit solution

UbiPark has today announced a new partnership with Mt Hotham to streamline its existing permit payment solution and upgrade the resort entry experience.

The upgrade, which has been launched in time for the 2019 ski season, allows Mt Hotham Resort Management Board (MHRMB) to better manage resort entry demands and gain stronger insights for better decision making and planning.

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Bosch creates new Connected Mobility Division and acquires niche ride sharing startup

Bosch creates new Connected Mobility Division and acquires niche ride sharing startup

Bosch is already a strong player in the new mobility industry, but it has most definitely upped the ante with the creation of its new Connected Mobility Solutions Division.

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ADVAM ramps up its security processes

ADVAM ramps up its security processes

As a leading provider of payment solutions to the parking, airport, shopping centre and self-service markets ADVAM maintains the highest level of payment and data privacy regulations. All of ADVAM’s global policies comply to GDPR, for a long time ADVAM has delivered EMV certified transaction processing to its clients and the ADVAM Gateway is tested and certified to PCI Level 1. ADVAM has now launched the latest weapon in its security armoury with the PCI Listing of its validated P2PE solution.

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Cairns City Centre reinstates free parking to boost visitation

Cairns City Centre reinstates free parking to boost visitation

Free parking on Saturday after 2pm and all day on Sundays will be reinstated as part of a range of initiatives Cairns Regional Council will explore to ensure the Cairns city centre is a vibrant business and recreational district for locals and tourists.

The decision to bring back free parking for most of the weekend has come in the wake of concerns by CBD traders that visitation to the precinct has reduced as a result of 7-day regulated parking coming into effect on January 2018.

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City of Wanneroo Installs Twenty Charging Stations in new Civic Centre Car Park

City of Wanneroo Installs Twenty Charging Stations in new Civic Centre Car Park

Twenty charging stations have been installed within the WA City of Wanneroo’s Civic Centre Car Park, and two public stations adjacent on Cafaggio Crescent.

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Park Assist awarded Parking Guidance System project for San Antonio International Airport

Park Assist awarded Parking Guidance System project for San Antonio International Airport

Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System project for San Antonio International Airport- Long Term Garage in San Antonio, Texas. The airport is the main international airport in the Greater San Antonio area and serves more than 10 million travelers each year. Park Assist’s M4 Parking Guidance System will be installed into the Long Term Garage, which spans across 5 levels and contains more than 5,400 parking spaces.

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Andrews Government Set to Sting Melbourne Parkers with Increased Levy

Andrews Government Set to Sting Melbourne Parkers with Increased Levy

Melbourne motorists are going to be paying up to $10 per day in taxes to the State Government to park in Melbourne’s CBD areas. The Andrew’s Labor Government plans to increase the city’s Congestion Levy by more than 25%. This is a tax by stealth on property owners with no tangible flow on benefits to motorists.

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EasyPark Launches in Tamworth

EasyPark Launches in Tamworth

This week, Tamworth Regional Council will implement a smarter solution to help make this process easier for the community.

Tamworth Council will implement the award-winning EasyPark service across all paid parking areas within the city with the aim of saving users both time and money.

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SenSen Launches in Thailand with Gemineye Solution

SenSen Launches in Thailand with Gemineye Solution

Leading Artificial Intelligence solutions provider SenSen Networks Limited has commenced trials of its recently launched Gemineye smartphone-based smart city solution in Thailand.

This new customer traction has been facilitated through a Distribution Agreement with Thailand smart city and environmental services company E.V.F. (Thailand).

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Armidale Regional Airport introduces paid parking

Armidale Regional Airport introduces paid parking

Paid parking will be introduced for the Armidale Regional Airport car park from 1 May, to improve the availability of parking for airport users and provide a more equitable mix of income for the regional facility.

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said the number of people parking at the airport had steadily increased in recent years and at times was at full capacity despite a major expansion of the space last year.

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Smart Parking comes to Adelaide with the Park Adelaide App

Smart Parking comes to Adelaide with the Park Adelaide App

Smart Parking have installed a SmartPark system in approximately 2,800 mixed use parking pays across the City of Adelaide, and developed a Smart Parking app called Park Adelaide.

The project is a key initiative of the City of Adelaide’s ongoing Smart City agenda, and the app will be the interactive customer-facing element of the project.

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SenSen launches Gemineye: the world’s first AI smartphone app for parking enforcement

SenSen launches Gemineye: the world’s first AI smartphone app for parking enforcement

Artificial intelligence solutions provider SenSen Networks has today announced the launch of the world’s first AI-powered ‘Smart City’ smartphone app, Gemineye. The platform offers governments, councils and cities across Australia a range of affordable, highly accurate, cloud-based smart city solutions in the palm of their hands – including parking enforcement.

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E-scooter service launches in Auckland

E-scooter service launches in Auckland

E-scooter operator Wave will launch its service in Auckland on 13 March 2019. Wave, which was granted a licence to operate e-scooters in December 2018, is another participant in Auckland Council and Auckland Transport’s shared e-scooter service trial, which ends on 31 March.

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Robyn Seymour appointed as new VicRoads CEO

Robyn Seymour appointed as new VicRoads CEO

VicRoads has appointed a new Chief Executive, with Michael Malouf stepping down after seven months in the role.

Robyn Seymour stepped into the Chief Executive’s job on March 4. Ms Seymour, who has been an influential female leader at VicRoads for more than a decade, said she was excited to build on the capability and capacity of an organisation that manages more than 22,000 kilometres of strategically important roads.

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Is your workplace, or car park, ready, willing and able?

Is your workplace, or car park, ready, willing and able?

Parking Australia has partnered with Mindray Defibrillators to raise awareness of the vital function that defibrillators can perform, in protecting the hearts of the community. The partnership has set in place the crucial goal of equipping every attended Parking Australia member parking facility with a Public Access Defibrillator by 2020. 

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Infrastructure Australia prioritises smart technology to reduce traffic congestion

Infrastructure Australia prioritises smart technology to reduce traffic congestion

Infrastructure Australia has released the 2019 Infrastructure Priority List, presenting 121 nationally significant infrastructure proposals and a $58 billion project pipeline designed to guide investment towards projects that will deliver the best outcomes for Australia’s growing communities.

Many of this year’s new additions to the Priority List reflect the need for forward-thinking, ambitious solutions to support Australia’s future prosperity – such as the delivery of a national electric vehicle fast-charging network, which has been identified as a High Priority Initiative.

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Public hearing to take place on automated mass transit

Public hearing to take place on automated mass transit

Australia is on the edge of a transport revolution, as governments and industry prepare for the introduction of automated vehicles on our road and rail networks.

According to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, “the use of automated vehicles for ride-sharing or ride-hailing, for automated on-road mass transit services, and for the provision of ‘last-mile’ connectivity, could deliver benefits such as significantly improved safety outcomes, greater efficiency and reduced congestion, better access to transport services for those unable to drive, as well as more liveable urban and regional communities”.

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PA Forum Hears From Guest Speakers on the Adelaide City Deal

PA Forum Hears From Guest Speakers on the Adelaide City Deal

Parking Australia invited speakers from the Department of Infrastructure, City of Adelaide and Renewal SA to participate in an industry forum entitled ‘Making Adelaide a Smart City’ on 12 November at Adelaide Airport.

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Parking Australia Appoints New CEO

Parking Australia Appoints New CEO

Parking Australia has appointed Stuart Norman as its new Chief Executive Officer. Stuart commenced in the role of CEO on Monday 10 December 2018. Stuart replaces Interim CEO, Lorraine Duffy, who has been acting in the role of CEO for the past 3 months.

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Smarter City Solutions virtual parking permit revolution at Mosman Council

Smarter City Solutions virtual parking permit revolution at Mosman Council

Mosman residents will no longer need to stick parking permits on their car windscreens with the arrival of a sophisticated online parking permit system which has seen Mosman become the first local government area to introduce virtual permits in NSW. 

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PACE 2018 Review: Changing spaces within all of us

PACE 2018 Review: Changing spaces within all of us

What fuels mobility of all types? Is it technology, unequivocally, but foremost it is communication. PACE 2018 emphasized communication.

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Parking Australia Welcomes New Directors

Parking Australia Welcomes New Directors

Parking Australia, the national body representing the interests of the parking industry in Australia, has elected three directors, (two are new to the Board) at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held in Adelaide on Tuesday.

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Duncan secures AnaCacia and Alpin Group as partners

Duncan secures AnaCacia and Alpin Group as partners

Duncan has attracted leading SME investor AnaCacia to join its share register alongside the management team and Alpin Group that are continuing as investors. Trent Loebel and the management team are all continuing in their current roles and now have access to a broader investor base and board to support their growth plans.

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New Zealand’s Unitec invests in Inugo technology

New Zealand’s Unitec invests in Inugo technology

Unitec – New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, has invested in the latest parking technology and installed Inugo in five car parking areas, servicing around 600 parks at the Waterview campus and it’s proving a big hit with the students.

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Federal government announces new Office of Future Transport Technologies

Federal government announces new Office of Future Transport Technologies

The new Office has been created to strengthen the Federal Government’s strategic leadership role in the introduction of new transport technologies across Australia. This includes automated and connected vehicle technologies which will make our roads safer. 

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City of Pasadena partners with Inugo to transform their downtown parking

City of Pasadena partners with Inugo to transform their downtown parking

Inugo today announced that the City of Pasadena has chosen Inugo as their partner of choice and will be installing the Inugo solution into three of their downtown garages.

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Database Consultants Australia acquires Tenix Solutions

Database Consultants Australia acquires Tenix Solutions

Leading Australian technology and data management business DCA announced it completed the acquisition of Tenix Solutions on November 1st.

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Winners Announced in National Parking Industry Awards

Winners Announced in National Parking Industry Awards

Parking Australia has announced the winners for the 2018 Parking Industry Awards, which were held at the Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition on 1 November at The Star Gold Coast.

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Australian Parking Convention to Explore Future Scenarios for Car Parks

Australian Parking Convention to Explore Future Scenarios for Car Parks

Today, Parking Australia will welcome over 300 delegates to the Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition (PACE), which is taking place at The Star Gold Coast from 1-2 November.

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ADVAM becomes part of Transaction Network Services

ADVAM becomes part of Transaction Network Services

ADVAM has announced that it has entered an agreement to be acquired, pending regulatory approval, by Transaction Network Services (TNS), a global provider of managed data communications and interoperability solutions to the payments, financial and telecommunications industries.

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Care Park Champions SARAH message

Care Park Champions SARAH message

Care Park is a proud sponsor of SARAH – Safer Australian Roads and Highways and this month parkers will see a major roll out of the message at many of Care Park’s car parks in major and regional centres.

Sales and marketing manager Jenna White and Care Park’s nominee in the 2018 Young Achiever Award, has taken up the baton to promote SARAH and its message “Drive So Others Survive”.

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Finalists Announced for 2018 Parking Industry Awards

Finalists Announced for 2018 Parking Industry Awards

Parking Australia has today announced the finalists for the Parking Industry Awards, which are to be held during the Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition (PACE) on 1 November 2018 at The Star Gold Coast.

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Parking Australia’s CEO Resigns

Parking Australia’s CEO Resigns

In a statement to members last week, Parking Australia announced that the association’s CEO, Hayden Cock, had chosen to resign his position at Parking Australia due to an unexpected personal matter. Hayden commenced his position with Parking Australia in late March 2018.

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QLD government legislates on towing recommendations

QLD government legislates on towing recommendations

In May last year the Queensland Government announced an independent investigation into the removal of parked vehicles from publicly accessible private car parks and roads by tow truck operators.

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Will you be hacked?

Will you be hacked?

In today’s modern world, IT security is paramount. The PACE 2018 closing plenary session will feature Daniel Weis, Lead Pentester and Head of Security Services at Kiandra IT. Daniel will perform a live hack including launching a spear phishing attack of an organisation’s website, showing how quickly he can harvest data from an unsuspecting company.

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Are our transport emissions aligning with our climate change targets?

Are our transport emissions aligning with our climate change targets?

The Institute for Sensible Transport recently completed a project for the City of Melbourne to provide an improved understanding of current trends in transport emissions. They aligned the City’s method of calculating emissions with international (GPC) protocols. This project also provided a set of recommendations designed to bring the City of Melbourne’s transport emissions in line with climate change commitments.

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Sydney to invest in intelligent transport management

Sydney to invest in intelligent transport management

Sydney is developing the world’s most advanced transport management system giving customers better real-time information and predictive technology to bust congestion.

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SKIDATA looks to expand access management solutions across Australasia

SKIDATA looks to expand access management solutions across Australasia

SKIDATA’s recent staging of its inaugural Australian and New Zealand People Access Conference at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium marks the start of a new era in the company’s offering of access control and revenue managements in the Australasian market.

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eSMART21 Unveils New Look and Logo

eSMART21 Unveils New Look and Logo

South Australian-based tech company eSMART21, who specialise in innovative smart parking technologies for local government and emerging smart cities, have launched a new logo and a new-look website.

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Hertz collaborates with UbiPark to develop simpler mobility solution

Hertz collaborates with UbiPark to develop simpler mobility solution

Smart parking solutions provider UbiPark and leading vehicle rental brand Hertz Australia have announced a strategic collaboration to develop smarter mobility solutions.

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The leisure experience starts when you drive in at  Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

The leisure experience starts when you drive in at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

One of Melbourne’s most iconic sporting complexes and home to international sporting events, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) has received a parking makeover giving members, staff and casual users a seamless entry and departure experience.

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HUB Parking Technology Australia announce new GM

HUB Parking Technology Australia announce new GM

HUB Parking Technology Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Hutchinson as General Manager. Dave will be based at HUB’s head office in Melbourne.

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Larry Schneider brings his expertise to Level5design

Larry Schneider brings his expertise to Level5design

Recently established transport innovation company, Level5design, announced today that Larry Schneider will join them to bring his many years of experience to compliment the team starting from July this year. Larry is a national expert and adviser in parking management with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

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ABM chooses Inugo for frictionless parking at San Diego parking lots

ABM chooses Inugo for frictionless parking at San Diego parking lots

Inugo has announced that their frictionless parking technology will be used in ABM Parking’s eighteen downtown lots in San Diego to improve customer experience and speed of payment.

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ADVI releases thought paper ahead of hypothetical webinar

ADVI releases thought paper ahead of hypothetical webinar

The Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) Policy and Risk Group has released a document to challenge the status quo of infrastructure planning by providing thought leadership around how infrastructure must be considered and planned to be most productive as part of the Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) future. 

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Should Australia introduce road user charges?

Should Australia introduce road user charges?

Adrian Dwyer, CEO of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, has put forward a case for introducing road user charges to help pay for and manage our road infrastructure.

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Hills drives sales in parking industry with new appointment

Hills drives sales in parking industry with new appointment

Hills Ltd has announced the appointment of Gary Byrne to the role of Business Development Manager, ANZ Parking, Traffic & ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems).

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Parking operators achieve accreditation status under AOS

Parking operators achieve accreditation status under AOS

Four parking operators have now achieved full accreditation status against the Accredited Operator’s Code of Practice. Wilson Parking and PriPark are the latest operators to achieve full accreditation in 2018, joining Care Park and Secure Parking who reached full accreditation status last year.

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Nedap’s sensors enable smart parking in Venice

Nedap’s sensors enable smart parking in Venice

The Italian city of Venice has selected Project Automation to implement Nedap’s smart parking solution to improve on-street parking. Nedap – leading specialist in vehicle detection technology – developed SENSIT. This sensor based vehicle detection system is implemented at a total of 1949 parking bays in two paid parking zones in Venice.

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eSMART21 partners with Nedap to provide wireless vehicle detection

eSMART21 partners with Nedap to provide wireless vehicle detection

Recently eSMART21 was acknowledged as Certified Partner for Wireless Vehicle Detection. With this new certification, Nedap expands it’s global coverage of Certified Nedap patners. eSMART 21 is a South Australian-based tech company specialising in innovative smart parking technologies for local government and intelligent smart parking solutions for emerging smart cities.

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Infrastructure Victoria reports on future scenarios for automated and zero emissions vehicles

Infrastructure Victoria reports on future scenarios for automated and zero emissions vehicles

The Victorian Government has requested Infrastructure Victoria provide advice on the infrastructure required to enable the implementation of automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.

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Global Alliance Formed to Standardize Parking Data

Global Alliance Formed to Standardize Parking Data

The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS), recently formed by the International Parking Institute (IPI), the British Parking Association (BPA), and the European Parking Association (EPA), is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to develop, promote, manage, and maintain a uniform global standard that will allow organizations to share parking data across platforms worldwide.

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UbiPark launches live on-street parking

UbiPark launches live on-street parking

UbiPark have announced the release of live on-street parking availability. The City of Melbourne is the first city that UbiPark has introduced the on-street data feed for, but more cities will be added soon. Now live in the App Store and Google Play, the release of live on-street parking data aims to solve traffic and congestion issues.

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Port Phillip announces plans to install parking sensors

Port Phillip announces plans to install parking sensors

The City of Port Phillip in Victoria has announced plans to install parking sensors in key locations, provide a ‘way finding’ app and implement convenient pay by phone parking across the city as part of new technology upgrades endorsed at a recent council meeting.

“On-street parking is already a scarce commodity in our growing municipality so it’s important to manage this resource as best we can for residents, businesses and the thousands of visitors who flock here annually to enjoy attractions including our beautiful beaches,” said Mayor Bernadene Voss.

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Dallas Fort Worth takes off with ADVAM’s most seamless parking solution yet

Dallas Fort Worth takes off with ADVAM’s most seamless parking solution yet

With over 655,525 departures and arrivals in 2017, Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport achieved the title of 4th largest airport for operations in the world, an accomplishment which marks one of many milestones in the American hub’s record of growth. This month ADVAM have announced that DFW have chosen them as their ticketless-parking partner, making DFW the first American airport to hit the runway with TollTag-integrated parking.

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Smart Parking soon available for the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich UK

Smart Parking soon available for the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich UK

Smart Parking are delighted to be a part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s ‘Sharing Cities’ and ‘Low Emission Neighbourhood’ initiatives, after recently receiving confirmation that they have been selected as the preferred parking technology supplier.

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Parking Australia Appoints New CEO

Parking Australia Appoints New CEO

Parking Australia has appointed Hayden Cock as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hayden replaces outgoing CEO, Lorraine Duffy, who was the association’s inaugural CEO for 5 years.

Sharon Prior, President of Parking Australia, said Hayden’s appointment followed an extensive national recruitment process and it was particularly pleasing to have a strong field of candidates.

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ADVAM to launch new payment solutions at Intertraffic 2018

ADVAM to launch new payment solutions at Intertraffic 2018

One of the world leading payment solution providers for parking, will launch the latest additions to their integrated suite of payment solutions, ADVAM UnattendedConnect and AltitudeReservation Lite, at Intertraffic 2018 being held on 20-23 March in Amsterdam.

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InterPark’s Mick Moylan passes away

InterPark’s Mick Moylan passes away

The NSW Operations Manager of InterPark Australia, Mick Moylan, recently passed away with an aggressive illness.

Mick worked in the parking industry for nearly 20 years, including roles at Kings, Secure and InterPark. He was regarded as a diligent and well-respected car park professional, being very popular with his staff and colleagues because of his sense of humour and easy-going nature.

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Smarter City parking revolution begins at Warrnambool City Council

Smarter City parking revolution begins at Warrnambool City Council

Warrnambool City Council has chosen CellOPark to modernise parking in the regional city’s CBD. CellOPark Australia, the leading provider of integrated parking solutions in Australia, offers a suite of smarter parking solutions which include pay-by-phone, pay-by-app, pay-by-web, vPermits (virtual permits) in conjunction with pay-by-plate meters.

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EasyPark Group launches Find & Park in Copenhagen

EasyPark Group launches Find & Park in Copenhagen

Unique new service shows routes with available parking spaces in real time

EasyPark Denmark Country Manager, Bernd Reul, has announced the arrival of the beta version of Find & Park in Copenhagen. Find & Park is a new parking guidance service which helps drivers find an available parking space in the city, holding your hand turn-by-turn along the optimal path to find available parking on the street, or in a garage close to your destination.

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QLD Government partners with iMOVE CRC for Australia’s largest onroad cooperative vehicle trial

QLD Government partners with iMOVE CRC for Australia’s largest onroad cooperative vehicle trial

Validating the effectiveness of emerging vehicle technologies is the primary goal of a new research project announced by Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), the intelligent transport systems cooperative research centre iMOVE CRC and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

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Duncan Solutions achieves industry-first certification for parking payment in China

Duncan Solutions achieves industry-first certification for parking payment in China

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. Examples of this locally include tap & go functionality, digital wallets and ‘smart’ transport cards.

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Smart Parking Limited announces FY18 First Half Results

Smart Parking Limited announces FY18 First Half Results

Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) has announced record first half results for the 2018 financial year, where their growth trend continues with increased margins and significant technology wins.

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Industry Expertise to Accelerate Australia’s Future in Smart Cities And Infrastructure

Industry Expertise to Accelerate Australia’s Future in Smart Cities And Infrastructure

Under the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Plan, the $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program was announced over a year ago and the first round of grant winners have been confirmed, with over $28.5 million allocated to 52 projects across the nation. Which begs the question… What does it take to truly create a smart city? Where must cities focus their efforts to provide a decent quality of life for citizens?

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Parkeon and Cale join forces

Parkeon and Cale join forces

Parkeon, the world’s leading parking and ticketing services provider, and Swedish-based Cale, have joined forces to create the leading global technology company for enabling urban mobility.

More than 5,000 cities in over 70 countries rely on Parkeon’s and Cale’s robust systems for payment solutions and services.

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Parking Australia Farewells CEO

Parking Australia Farewells CEO

The Parking Australia President, Sharon Prior, has today announced the resignation of Lorraine Duffy as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, who will be finishing at the end of February. The President acknowledged that Ms Duffy leaves behind an enduring legacy of hard work, tenacity and change during her tenure, which commenced in 2013.

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EasyMile Partners with DemandTrans to Bring Next Gen Capabilities to Agencies and Riders Nationwide

EasyMile Partners with DemandTrans to Bring Next Gen Capabilities to Agencies and Riders Nationwide

EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology, has partnered with DemandTrans Solutions, a leading expert in Mobility-On-Demand technology, to provide efficient autonomous solutions to public agencies across North America as well as a customer-facing app that will enable point-to-point autonomous transportation.

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Associated Time and Park Assist partner on Austin–Bergstrom International Airport

Associated Time and Park Assist partner on Austin–Bergstrom International Airport

Partnering with Associated Time & Parking Controls, a leading supplier of Workforce Management Systems, Parking and Revenue Control Equipment, and Access Control Systems, Park Assist will be introducing its advanced smart sensor PGS to help the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) to provide a stress free parking experience for travelers. 

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EasyPark Parking Meters Upgraded by Ararat Rural City Council

EasyPark Parking Meters Upgraded by Ararat Rural City Council

Ararat Rural City Council has announced that all 28 parking meters in Barkly Street have been successfully upgraded.

“The advantage of the new system is that any faults will be communicated via email in real-time, reducing the period the meter will be out of service to the minimum possible,” Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Glenda McLean said.

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Tom Sivak Appointed CEO of DESIGNA Access Inc

Tom Sivak Appointed CEO of DESIGNA Access Inc

DESIGNA Access, Inc. has announced the appointment of Tom Sivak as their CEO. He will assume responsibilities on January 1, 2018, and will guide the rapidly growing business unit in North America.

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ptc. expands its presence in Latin America

ptc. expands its presence in Latin America

ptc. has been providing advice to various clients in Latin America, including different retailer groups, for a number of years. Their current project – a shopping centre in Chile’s Santiago, with over 5,000 parking spaces, comprises different areas of parking consultancy, including parking design, traffic flow, communication and wayfinding.

In connection with this, an article was recently published in the Industria del Estacionamiento Profesional, International Parking Institute’s (IPI) Spanish-language magazine.

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Transport Planning Guidelines

Transport Planning Guidelines

Released only this week the Department of Transport WA has added to its suite of transport planning guidelines the Parking Guidelines for Tertiary Educational Institutions.

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Smart Parking partners with Queenstown International Airport

Smart Parking partners with Queenstown International Airport

Christmas is coming early at Queenstown Airport with the install of over 450 vehicle detection sensors, allowing Smart Parking’s SmartGuide solution to be deployed throughout its terminal car parks.

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Smart City Announcement

Smart City Announcement

The Federal Government recently announced its National Cities Performance Framework, part of the Government’s Smart Cities Plan. The initiative will help governments, businesses and communities better understand and measure the performance of our cities, which sets out six Smart Cities policy priorities that articulate the Smart Cities Plan’s ambitions for smart policy investment and technology. 

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2017/18 Australasian Driverless Roadtrip from Easy Mile

2017/18 Australasian Driverless Roadtrip from Easy Mile

EasyMile, Transdev Australasia & Telstra has teamed up to present the 2017/18 Australasian Driverless Roadtrip! The roadtrip will feature public demonstrations of EasyMile’s EZ10 driverless shuttle across Australia and New Zealand in select cities and regions in late 2017 and early 2018.

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Local Government Planning for Electric Vehicles

Local Government Planning for Electric Vehicles

A white paper released this week by ptc and supported by Mosman Council, delivers a comprehensive overview of the EV landscape in Australia.

In Australia, electric vehicles (EVs) still represent a small component of new vehicle sales.

In 2016 the EV market share of new vehicle sales was 1.12%, a 5% decrease in relation to 2015 primarily due to the 80% decrease in sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) .This well researched and independent paper also proposes three options for Local Government planning for EV’s.

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PA PRESIDENT STEPS DOWN

PA PRESIDENT STEPS DOWN

After 10 years on the Committee then Board of Parking Australia, Cristina Lynn has decided not to stand for the Board again in 2017.

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New President  announced for Parking Australia

New President announced for Parking Australia

Parking Australia, the national body representing the interests of the parking industry in Australia, has elected six directors, (three are new to the Board) at the Annual General Meeting of the Company.

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Telstra choose Smart Parking as preferred supplier of intelligent parking technology

Telstra choose Smart Parking as preferred supplier of intelligent parking technology

Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) a global leader in intelligent parking solutions is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with leading Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS) as part of Telstra’s smart city initiative.

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UbiPark Secures $500,000 Investment to Transform the Parking Experience

UbiPark Secures $500,000 Investment to Transform the Parking Experience

UbiPark, an Australian consolidated parking mobile app, has secured a further $500,000 investment to rollout new in-app technologies to help automate and streamline the parking experience for both drivers and business operators. The latest raise takes the company’s total funding to more than $1 million.

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Southern Time Joins Designa as US Business Partner

Southern Time Joins Designa as US Business Partner

Southern Time Equipment Company of North Carolina recently became the newest US Business Partner for DESIGNA USA. Southern Time joins the growing group of industry-leading companies to partner with DESIGNA to bring future-proof parking systems to their customers. Founded in 1951 in Kiel, Northern Germany, DESIGNA’s clear and visionary standards have led to the development of innovative products and solutions for the parking management sector for more than 65 years.

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Smart City focus to include transport technology

Smart City focus to include transport technology

A collaborative of over 380 transport sector organisations have recommended to the Federal Government that transport be a key factor in the National Cities Performance Framework (NCPF).

The NCPF supports the Australian Government’s Smart Cities Plan, and is an Australian first of its kind, bringing together critical data to track city performance, supporting government to better target, monitor and evaluate policy for cities.

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Queensland regulates taxis and ride-sharing services

Queensland regulates taxis and ride-sharing services

Comprehensive changes to the personalised transport industry came into effect on 1 October in Queensland, including a new chain of responsibility framework, more stringent safety requirements and an updated licensing framework.

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Winners Announced for National Parking Industry Awards

Winners Announced for National Parking Industry Awards

Parking Australia, the national association for the parking industry, has today released the winners for the Parking Industry Awards, which were held at the Outlook Conference on 18 September at Sydney’s Star Event Centre.

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ADVAM announces two new appointments in its leadership team

ADVAM announces two new appointments in its leadership team

ADVAM is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Sidwell as Regional Managing Director AU/NZ and Greg Vella as Commercial Manager to support the growth of the business.

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Parking & Traffic Consultants announces rebrand to ptc.

Parking & Traffic Consultants announces rebrand to ptc.

Parking & Traffic Consultants have announced a rebrand and new look under the name of ‘ptc.’ With a new string in their bow through the addition of communication design, ptc. have expanded their existing services of parking, traffic and civil engineering.

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Smarter Parking for Sydney’s Iconic Bondi Beach

Smarter Parking for Sydney’s Iconic Bondi Beach

Waverley is the most densely populated local authority area in Australia, and has correspondingly high levels of car ownership. Factor in the year-round popularity of one of New South Wales’ most iconic tourist destinations, and it’s easy to see why the Council’s Parking Services Division places a high priority on fair, accurate and consistent management of access to car parking.

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Funding grants for women’s leadership development

Funding grants for women’s leadership development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia. The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. 

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EasyMile’s EZ10s launched in Estonia

EasyMile’s EZ10s launched in Estonia

On 29th July two EZ10 driverless shuttles were put into service in Tallinn, running the route between Mere Avenue and the Tallinn Creative Hub as part of a pilot project that was launched in Estonia.

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Coles selects Smart Parking to transform parking at new supermarkets

Coles selects Smart Parking to transform parking at new supermarkets

Australian brand, Coles Supermarkets has chosen to work with Smart Parking to make parking easier and more convenient for its customers at four new supermarkets nationally.

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New appointments announced at Cornerstone Parking

New appointments announced at Cornerstone Parking

Cornerstone Parking has recently announced two promotions and two new appointments for their business. Wylliam Young, formerly Development Manager, has been promoted to General Manager.

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Avinor selects ADVAM to improve the parking experience for its customers

Avinor selects ADVAM to improve the parking experience for its customers

ADVAM and Avinor are pleased to announce the agreement to roll-out the latest ADVAM AltitudeReservation platform across seven of Avinor’s principal airports.

As a country, Norway has the most airline trips per capita in Europe. As a wholly-owned state limited company, Avinor is responsible for 45 state-owned airports, managing 50 million passengers per year and some of the busiest routes within Europe.

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EasyMile’s EZ10 electric driverless shuttle launches in Kaohsiung city

EasyMile’s EZ10 electric driverless shuttle launches in Kaohsiung city

On 7 June 2017 EasyMile and Taiwan’s tech consulting firm, 7Starlake, officially launched the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle at a press conference in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung city. Kaohsiung city mayor, Chen Chu, also participated in the launch and took a test ride in the EZ10 driverless shuttle.

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GOVERNMENT HOARDS CASH MEANT FOR COMMUTER CAR PARKS

GOVERNMENT HOARDS CASH MEANT FOR COMMUTER CAR PARKS

The Berejiklian Government is failing to spend money upgrading car parks at train stations despite raking in tens of millions of dollars from a tax raised on parking spaces.

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Auckland Airport selects ADVAM to provide contactless payments

Auckland Airport selects ADVAM to provide contactless payments

Auckland Airport has worked with ADVAM for some time providing an automated solution for the Ground Transport service. With this solution in place, the focus moved to passenger parking and how the experience could be improved for its customers.

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#parkingtrends2017

#parkingtrends2017

Help us to uncover the latest trends in parking by sharing your parking interests or hot topics in parking, and vote for the topics that you would like to know more about – join our LinkedIn group #parkingtrends2017 to start contributing ideas.

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Scott Dubois Appointed VP for Product Management at Park Assist

Scott Dubois Appointed VP for Product Management at Park Assist

Scott Dubois, formerly General Manager of Park Assist’s Asia Pacific Branch has been appointed to the new role of Vice President of Product Management, effective July 1, 2017.

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The future of vehicle safety lies with autonomous features

The future of vehicle safety lies with autonomous features

The need to build consumer, industry and regulatory confidence in autonomous vehicle technologies was the key message from Australasia’s leading vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, at the House of Representatives Public Hearing into the social impacts of driverless vehicles.

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Curtin University introduces driverless bus service

Curtin University introduces driverless bus service

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.

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Christchurch’s King Edward Barracks Deploys Smart Parking Technology

Christchurch’s King Edward Barracks Deploys Smart Parking Technology

In partnership with Wilson Parking, Smart Parking has deployed overhead guidance technology at the innovative Ngāi Tahu Property development in central Christchurch.

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Luxmoore Parking Rebrands to ARRB Parking

Luxmoore Parking Rebrands to ARRB Parking

Luxmoore Parking and Safety was established as a specialist division of the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), to cater to the demand for independent specialist parking consultancy services. After 15 years in operation, its reputation for excellence remains, and has led to its recognition as the market leader for independent parking expertise.

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Designa Sabar Becomes Designa Australia

Designa Sabar Becomes Designa Australia

As of 1 March 2017 DESIGNA Sabar has been renamed to DESIGNA Australia. The name change reflects the fact that the company is now a fully owned subsidiary of DESIGNA Germany and the name has been changed to be consistent with all other subsidiaries worldwide.

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EasyMile announces partnership with Allianz

EasyMile announces partnership with Allianz

EasyMile and Allianz Worldwide Partners have signed an International Framework Agreement to establish insurance solutions for EasyMile’s shared driverless transportation projects as of 1 January 2017.

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Commend Australia contributes to set-up of Scentre’s NOC

Commend Australia contributes to set-up of Scentre’s NOC

With 40 Shopping Centres spread across Australia and New Zealand, Scentre Group saw an opportunity to centralise their car park operations by establishing a National Operations Centre (NOC) to deliver a consistently high customer service experience across their car parks. The NOC required a consolidated high availability solution to connect their disparate site technologies and support their operators.

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University of Texas Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System

University of Texas Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System

Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System(PGS) contract for the University of Texas at Dallas in the new PS4 campus garage at Richardson, TX in the US. Park Assist will be installing its proprietary M4 camera-based smart sensor PGS. The system will be used in conjunction with the university’s permit based system.

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New AEDs offer wireless connectivity for easier device management

New AEDs offer wireless connectivity for easier device management

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone—anywhere. Immediate treatment is vital. A victim’s chance of survival dramatically decreases for every minute without treatment. That’s why public access defibrillators are so important. But AEDs are effective only if they are close at hand and ready to work.

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EZ10 starts operations at Darwin Waterfront

EZ10 starts operations at Darwin Waterfront

On 15 February this year the EZ10 driverless shuttle has began transporting passengers between Indo Pacific Marine and Stokes Hill Wharf daily, at Darwin Waterfront, Australia.

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AED sales contribute $1000 to road safety charity SARAH

AED sales contribute $1000 to road safety charity SARAH

A partnership between Parking Australia and Physio-Control, to promote the use of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in car parks, has funded a $1000 donation to Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH). Guy Leech, official ambassador for Physio Control, presented the cheque to SARAH’s President, Peter Frazer at the recent Sydney Insight Forum.

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DESIGNA Awarded Contract with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

DESIGNA Awarded Contract with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Late last year the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) awarded a contract to DESIGNA Access Corporation to install new vehicular parking and access control systems at four Airports under their jurisdiction.

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Nedap’s SENSIT installed at Belgium’s biggest port

Nedap’s SENSIT installed at Belgium’s biggest port

With the installation of the Nedap’s SENSIT system, drivers now know exactly how many parking spaces there are available when they arrive at the Port of Antwerp’s Havenhuis parking facility.

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Alstom to invest €14 million in EasyMile

Alstom to invest €14 million in EasyMile

Alstom is investing €14 million, and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile, an innovative start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase. In parallel, Alstom and EasyMile have signed a commercial partnership agreement aiming at joining their forces to provide integrated solutions for urban transportation. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board. 

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Canberra farewells last of single-space parking meters

Canberra farewells last of single-space parking meters

First used in the 1970s when parking cost 20c an hour, Canberra’s single-space meters have made way for smarter, faster parking systems.

In a ceremonial removal of the last old-school parking meter, Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman said the parking meters served the growing city well for more than 40 years.

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Care Park launches into the UK

Care Park launches into the UK

$30 million spent on 3 car parks in UK and Australia to bring property portfolio to $200 million

Care Park has started 2017 with the expansion of its car parking portfolio into the UK with the purchase of a 1500 car park property in Manchester, as well as its first property purchase in New South Wales and a third property adding to its growing Victorian portfolio.

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Launch of EZ10 trial at Darwin Waterfront

Launch of EZ10 trial at Darwin Waterfront

The Northern Territory Government has launched a six-month trial deployment of the EZ10 driverless shuttle at Darwin Waterfront commencing early this year.

The deployment will see the EZ10 driverless shuttle transporting visitors from the Waterfront precinct to Stokes Hill Wharf on a repeat loop.

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Park Assist Opens Los Angeles Office

Park Assist Opens Los Angeles Office

Park Assist has announced the opening of a new regional office in Los Angeles, California. Due to increased demand and interest in Park Assist’s patent pending, camera-based parking guidance systems, the company has opened a new operation in Southern California.

The Los Angeles office will be in Silicon Beach, the growing epicenter of technology and innovation. Park Assist will be directly across from Facebook’s newest campus which is currently under construction.

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Parking Australia Hosts Delegation from Japan Parking Business Association

Parking Australia Hosts Delegation from Japan Parking Business Association

During late November Parking Australia hosted a delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Land, infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) and the General Incorporated Japan Parking Business Association (JPB), who sent a research group to Australia to study transport and parking strategies including parking facilities.

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ADVAM and IDeaS Revenue Solutions announce a joint partnership

ADVAM and IDeaS Revenue Solutions announce a joint partnership

ADVAM and IDeaS Revenue Solutions partnership combines powerful reservation platform with analytics and pricing technology

ADVAM and IDeaS Revenue Solutions announce a joint partnership that enables their clients to leverage the ADVAM AltitudeReservation platform and the IDeaS Car Park Revenue Management solution (RMS) to maximise revenue through next generation analytics and proven price optimisation technology.

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PriPark Adopts Accredited Operator Scheme

PriPark Adopts Accredited Operator Scheme

Parking Australia has today announced Pripark (QLD) Pty Ltd, an Australian owned parking management and services provider, has adopted and are being audited on the code of practice put forward by the Accredited Operator Scheme (AOS).

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Winners Announced for National Parking Industry Awards

Winners Announced for National Parking Industry Awards

Parking Australia, the national association for the Parking Industry, has today announced the winners for the Parking Industry Awards, which were held at the Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition (PACE) on 10th November 2016 in Perth.

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New Director Appointed to the Board

New Director Appointed to the Board

During this year’s Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition, Parking Australia also held its Annual General Meeting of the company where two directors were elected to the board.

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Parking Operators Adopt Accredited Operator Scheme

Parking Operators Adopt Accredited Operator Scheme

Parking Australia, the national association for the parking industry, has announced ACE Parking, Care Park, Secure Parking and Wilson Parking have adopted, and are being audited on, the code of practice put forward by the Accredited Operator Scheme (AOS). On 4th November, Secure Parking was the first private operator to be awarded Accredited Operator status, with the rest likely to follow close behind.

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$10m innovation fund announced in South Australia

$10m innovation fund announced in South Australia

The Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative’s core partner, the SA Government has announced some exciting news of a $10m investment in research, development, demonstration, and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

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La Trobe University selects CellOPark for Convenient Ticketless Parking

La Trobe University selects CellOPark for Convenient Ticketless Parking

La Trobe University has rolled out an innovative new app, web and phone based solution to manage parking payments and virtual permits, streamlining the parking process across its eight campuses.

The new CellOPark system replaces the previous student permit parking system which was manual, paper-based, and inflexible.  With CellOPark, Students and staff will no longer need to search for parking meters, exact change or lost tickets. Furthermore, motorists only ever pay for the exact parking time they require, helping to avoid needlessly overfeeding the meter.

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EasyMile & RATP conducts first test of EZ10 in Paris

EasyMile & RATP conducts first test of EZ10 in Paris

EasyMile and RATP, the transport authority for the Paris region in France, carried out the first test of an EZ10 driverless shuttle in Paris on the 24 September 2016.

During the test, the EZ10 driverless shuttle operated on a closed route on a pedestrianised street, along the bank of River Seine.

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Stockland Baulkham Hills goes live with Smart Parking technology

Stockland Baulkham Hills goes live with Smart Parking technology

The management team at Stockland Baulkham Hills Shopping Centre in NSW has turned to Smart Parking to improve the customer experience of parking by deploying overhead parking guidance SmartGuide – a solution that detects the occupancy status of every parking space within the centre’s car park.

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.

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Car Park Squatters could put 1 in 4 of Retailers out of Business

Car Park Squatters could put 1 in 4 of Retailers out of Business

A study by national parking association, Parking Australia, has found ‘car park squatters’ – who hog private spaces intended for genuine customers – are potentially putting 1 in 4 retailers at risk of going out of business.

Almost all (90%) of retailers that provide private parking agree that some motorists are using the facilities for purposes other than doing business, with 83 per cent saying it’s having a financial impact.

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Wellington embraces Smart Parking technology

Wellington embraces Smart Parking technology

Following a successful trial in early 2015, August 2016 saw Wellington City Council go live with Smart Parking’s SmartPark solution, and parking payment app PayMyPark.

The deployment includes a network of over 3,800 RFID equipped SmartEye vehicle detection sensors which register whether each parking bay is occupied or vacant.

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Secure Parking ensures safer car parks in the event of sudden cardiac arrest

Secure Parking ensures safer car parks in the event of sudden cardiac arrest

In Australia, around 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest each year and on average only 10% of these people survive.  In most cases, these people survived because there was some-one nearby who knew how to help in these situations. The chances of surviving a sudden-cardiac arrest would increase to 50% if there was close access to an Automated External Defibrillator.

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INSAR Mexico Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor System

INSAR Mexico Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor System

Park Assist is installing their M4 camera based, smart-sensor parking guidance system at Avanta Gardens in Monterrey, Mexico. Avanta Gardens is a new high-end, mixed-use development with retail and office space located in the upscale neighborhood of San Pedro Garza Garcia.

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Melbourne’s intelligent transport contributes to most liveable city title

Melbourne’s intelligent transport contributes to most liveable city title

Melbourne’s perfect 100 out of 100 score for infrastructure has helped drive Melbourne’s reputation as the world’s most liveable city. The Victorian capital has now been awarded the title for a sixth successive year.

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Duncan Solutions undergoes brand refresh

Duncan Solutions undergoes brand refresh

Having been in operation for over 80 years, Duncan Solutions has built up an enviable reputation. Though best known as an innovative parking meter company, the truth is, the Duncan Solutions of today is a cutting-edge, forward-thinking business dedicated to making Australia and New Zealand’s cities smarter. Their Parking Enterprise Management System (PEMS) is at the frontier of integrated smart city solutions – and it’s the thinking behind this innovation that inspired the brand refresh.     

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Wellington City Council & Smart Parking finalists in Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

Wellington City Council & Smart Parking finalists in Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

IDC has identified the top technologically-advanced cities in the APAC region with it’s 2016 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards. Wellington City Council in partnership with Smart Parking Limited have been nominated for the Best Smart City Project in the area of Permitting, Licensing, Inspection & Zoning for the city’s upcoming deployment of bay sensor technology.

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Care Park appointed to manage Lismore Base Hospital’s new multi-storey

Care Park appointed to manage Lismore Base Hospital’s new multi-storey

Care Park has been appointed as manager of hospital parking services at Lismore Base Hospital. The hospital opened a new multi-storey car park at the beginning of July, which was developed by NSW Health, to provide an additional 270 car park spaces at the hospital.  The $9.27 million project is a New South Wales Health infrastructure project.

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Sensors set to improve parking in Sydney’s Mosman

Sensors set to improve parking in Sydney’s Mosman

Located just 8kms from the CBD over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Mosman is one of Sydney’s grandest suburbs. Looking for a way to improve the parking experience for motorists, Mosman Council have begun work with Smart Parking Limited in installing bay sensor technology, which is already being used by a number of other Sydney councils, in off-street and on-street locations across the precinct that will help motorists find a parking space quickly and conveniently.

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‘Appification’ key trend in parking

‘Appification’ key trend in parking

Parking Australia recently undertook a short members’ poll on the type of innovations that are currently trending in our industry. We asked our members if they had adopted any new technologies, products or concepts in the last 12 months. 58% responded positively to confirm they had, with 64% intending to introduce a new concept, product or service in the next 12 months.

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Belgrade gets smart with Nedap for 3,500 on-street parking spaces

Belgrade gets smart with Nedap for 3,500 on-street parking spaces

Belgrade, capital city of Serbia, has introduced an innovative solution to enable motorists to quickly find a free parking spot. Nedap is selected by the public utility company Parking Servis for its SENSIT system.

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ADVI Summit Comes to Adelaide

ADVI Summit Comes to Adelaide

Over 100 Australian and international delegates gathered for the ADVI Annual summit in Adelaide on 12 May. Participants attended from a range of sectors including vehicle manufacturers, the defence sector, government, technology industry and academia. Parking Australia Director, Sharon Prior, attended on behalf of the association.

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Have your say on Australia’s smart cities

Have your say on Australia’s smart cities

At the end of April 2016 the Australian Government launched its Smart Cities Plan. The Plan sets out the Australian Government’s vision for our cities, and our plan for maximising their potential and building an agile, innovative and prosperous nation.

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Research Scholarship in Low Carbon Mobility available

Research Scholarship in Low Carbon Mobility available

A research scholarship (Masters Level) is available at Swinburne University of Technology on the topic of Low Carbon Mobility – Greening Suburban Travel. The scholarship is part of a recent research grant awarded from the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

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Brisbane eases parking woes with CelloPark payment app

Brisbane eases parking woes with CelloPark payment app

An innovative new smartphone app from CellOPark was rolled out across Brisbane during April which allows motorists to pay for on-street parking throughout the city using their Smartphones.

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Smart parking technology begins rollout in Canberra

Smart parking technology begins rollout in Canberra

Today the ACT Government, in partnership with parking technology firm Smart Parking Limited, launched SmartPark, the real-time bay sensor parking solution alongside the new ParkCBR app designed to make finding and paying for parking even easier in the capital.

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Colleagues Nagels Launches in Australia

Colleagues Nagels Launches in Australia

1 May sees the launch of a new parking ticket manufacturer into Australia. German ticketing giant Nagels has formed a Joint Venture with Western Australian based Colleagues Print. This joint venture will manage the sales, marketing and customer services operations for two manufacturing plants based in Kempen Germany and Perth Australia.

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Next generation banknotes to be issued from 1 September

Next generation banknotes to be issued from 1 September

The Reserve Bank has announced that the first of Australia’s next generation of banknotes, the new $5, will be issued from 1 September 2016. Security features will be upgraded to ensure Australia’s banknotes remain secure into the future and designs will change accordingly to accommodate the new security features. A new tactile feature will also be added to assist the vision-impaired community.

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Park Assist Awarded FlinQ Solution for Scentre Group’s National Operations Centre

Park Assist Awarded FlinQ Solution for Scentre Group’s National Operations Centre

Park Assist has been awarded the contract to deliver the FlinQ Solution for Scentre Group’s Car Park National Operations Centre. With 40 Shopping Centres spread across Australia and New Zealand, Scentre Group saw an opportunity to centralize their car park operations to deliver a consistently high customer service experience across their car parks.

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Smart Parking expands into intelligents docks for smart supply chains

Smart Parking expands into intelligents docks for smart supply chains

Smart Parking Limited in partnership with Transport for New South Wales, the City of Sydney and Bestrane Pty Ltd has unveiled new technology to help supply chains operate in a more efficient manner.

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Parking Australia Members Protect the Heart of the Community

Parking Australia, the national body representing the interests of the parking industry in Australia, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Physio-Control, the world leader in the development, manufacture, sale and service of external defibrillator/monitors.

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Women’s leadership grants available for all industry sectors

Women’s leadership grants available for all industry sectors

The National Industry Scholarship Grant Initiative has provisioned $250,000 in funding for the development of women in leadership positions from early career through to senior level in the All Industry sector.

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UbiPark Secures City of Melbourne Business Grant

UbiPark Secures City of Melbourne Business Grant

UbiPark co-founders Bryan Goudsblom and Mosstyn Howell are among the latest recipients of the City of Melbourne’s Small Business Grants.

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New Directors Join Parking Australia Board

New Directors Join Parking Australia Board

Parking Australia, the national body representing the interests of the parking industry in Australia, last week elected four directors, (two are new to the Board) at the Annual General Meeting of the Company.

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Bike Lanes and Residential Development Waivers Lead to Parking Shortage in Melbourne

Bike Lanes and Residential Development Waivers Lead to Parking Shortage in Melbourne

City of Melbourne’s introduction of more dedicated bike lanes and parking waivers for new residential developments is causing a significant shortfall in Melbourne CBD parking. Due to this, inner-city residents are turning to online car parking marketplace, Parkhound, to satisfy their parking needs.

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