Siemens and Streetline have launched a smart parking project in the city of Braunschweig in Germany, in order to provide parking relief to residents and local businesses. The project is locally-led by BELLIS, a public-private partnership between Siemens and the Braunschweiger Versorgungs. The advanced parking technology: monitors parking space availability; distributes real-time parking information to Streetline’s free ‘Parker’ smartphone application; and tracks parking patterns and habits, in order to help officials better manage parking throughout the city. This is the first advanced parking project implemented jointly by Siemens and Streetline in Europe, although the two companies have recently launched a smart parking deployment in Reno, Nevada (USA).
The City of Braunschweig has approved installation of parking sensors and networking equipment to monitor real-time data in designated parking locations throughout Kurst-Schumacher-Str, Nimes-Str and Tauben-Str. Streetline’s Parker app provides drivers with the location and general availability of parking spaces, shows the amount of parking time remaining, and allows users to pay for parking via their cell phone. The advanced parking project will also provide a platform for DLR (German Aerospace Center) to do ongoing research on parking infrastructure and services, as part of their Transportation and Mobility portfolio.
“One major factor contributing to city traffic congestion, is motorists searching for parking,” said Hauke Juergensen, CEO of ITS at Siemens. “This modern technology from Streetline provides motorists an easier, more efficient way to find an available parking spot and provides the City of Braunschweig with a cost-effective way to improve quality of life in their town, at a time when city budgets have never been tighter.” Streetline’s president and CEO, Zia Yusuf, added, “We are delighted to announce our first project in Europe in partnership with Siemens and BELLIS. The City of Braunschweig is taking an important step with this project and its focus on smart parking. By getting new data on parking occupancy, the city will be able to manage this important asset more effectively. Citizens and visitors to the city will benefit from finding parking quickly, reducing congestion and time required to find a parking spot.”
23 October 2012
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