Westminster City Council’s ground-breaking deployment of SmartPark, Smart Parking’s solution that helps drivers find a parking space quickly and conveniently, has won the Innovation in Technology category at the 2014 Real IT Awards.
The success saw Smart Parking’s deployment chosen ahead of a shortlist of entries from some of the world’s most prestigious businesses – Kimberley-Clark, Tata Steel, Marston’s Pubs and retail chain GAME.
SmartPark and Westminster also finished as runner-up in the Awards’ overall Project of The Year behind the Volkswagen Group, and in the Best Use of Mobile Technologies behind GlaxoSmithKline.
These accolades follow success at the 2014 British Parking Awards. Westminster and Smart Parking beat off nine other entries shortlisted from a long list of 15 to secure the Parking Technology award.
The initial three year long contract in Westminster is seeing Smart Parking deploy up to 10,000 SmartEye sensors in two phases across the central London borough, with an initial phase of over 3,000 bay sensors installed in spaces across the West End.
Kieran Fitsall, Westminster City Council Service Development Manager commented: “Westminster City Council’s parking team is thrilled to have won these awards. We have worked hard with Smart Parking on a system we believe will make a genuine difference to motorists searching for a parking space in Westminster.”
Paul Gillespie, Smart Parking’s Group Chief Executive Officer added: “We’re really pleased that Westminster has won these prestigious awards, and we are confident that residents, businesses and visitors will have their driving and parking experience transformed. Smart Parking’s solution is becoming the blueprint for how every large city will be managing parking in the future, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this change.”
About Smart Parking
Formed in 1993, Smart Parking is now one of the largest and fastest-growing car parking management companies in the UK. Smart Parking specialises in some of the most technically innovative solutions available in the market and continually leads the way in the development and application of these technologies, which they market under the 'Smart' systems brand. They develop industry-leading technology and provide their clients with the very best parking management solutions. Whether you have a large, multi-storey car park, a handful of on-street spaces, an event to marshal or are planning a major car park development, they can help find the smartest solution.