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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 organisations 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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