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.
Fully interactive with a raft of different capabilities, the app will provide directions and help navigate motorists to available parking spaces, as well as provide accurate, real-time information around parking availability and controls such as time limits and tariffs.
The payment feature allows users to pay for their desired parking session, and an alert to remind people when their time is about to expire means they can remotely top up their payment to the maximum time limit should they be held up.
To meet a unique request from City of Adelaide, Smart parking also developed an app feature that allows users the option of a one-off ‘Extend ‘Stay’, allowing users to extend their parking 15 minutes beyond the maximum time limit for a fee of $5.50.
The technology will provide an enhanced parking experience by making it easier for customers to plan ahead and locate available bays, understand the relevant parking control and save time by paying for parking on their phone or device.
Council will have greater insight into customer parking behaviour patterns, which will inform evidence-based decisions in relation to the most appropriate parking controls, resulting in increased utilisation of bays.