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.
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.
Parking Australia invites experienced speakers to present sessions at OUTLOOK 2019. This year’s conference will be held from the 27 – 29 November 2019 at Crown Melbourne.
We are seeking speakers who will bring innovative thinking, share real world experiences and case studies that promote stimulating, even provocative conversation about the issues that impact the parking industry.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
What fuels mobility of all types? Is it technology, unequivocally, but foremost it is communication. PACE 2018 emphasized communication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading Australian technology and data management business DCA announced it completed the acquisition of Tenix Solutions on November 1st.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney is developing the world’s most advanced transport management system giving customers better real-time information and predictive technology to bust congestion.
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.
Smart parking solutions provider UbiPark and leading vehicle rental brand Hertz Australia have announced a strategic collaboration to develop smarter mobility solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hills Ltd has announced the appointment of Gary Byrne to the role of Business Development Manager, ANZ Parking, Traffic & ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In partnership with Wilson Parking, Smart Parking has deployed overhead guidance technology at the innovative Ngāi Tahu Property development in central Christchurch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.