Increasing vehicle ownership means parking is growing into a tricky beast to tame. Be it residential or commercial areas, parking problems are everywhere to see, putting immense pressure on our resources and the environment.
The good news is, a tech-based solution exists. Smart parking solves common parking problems that plague modern cities today, offering a host of benefits to several stakeholders:
Motorists often do not have sufficient information on parking availability and price. This not only causes frustration but also wastes a lot of time spent looking for a parking spot. Moreover, local zoning ordinances and development practices can often result in an oversupply of parking spaces, leading to inefficient use. Smart parking apps can effortlessly solve this problem by communicating space availability and pricing to motorists, also letting them book a spot ahead of visiting the parking area.
Parking fees remain unregulated in several areas. Many a time, motorists are required to prepay based on the maximum amount of time they may be parked. In such a system they end up paying even for the time they don’t actually use the spot. Smart parking apps help facility operators and city administrations determine a fair price based on usage data and trends. This information can also be made easily available to motorists, enabling them to make informed parking decisions.
Spillovers and Low Turnover
A lack of sufficient parking spots and an ever-increasing demand causes parking spillovers. When cars remain stationed for more than 4 hours, it leads to a low parking turnover rate. Smart parking apps, by making availability information public, can direct motorists to alternate parking areas, solving the problem of spillovers.
Inadequate Parking at Events
Special events hosted at stadiums and grounds often disrupt traffic flow and result in a parking mess. It isn’t unusual to come across miles of traffic congestion caused by an event. Smart parking software can help lot operators efficiently manage the space, thus reducing the problem of traffic and inadequate parking at events.
Using Technology to Solve Parking Issues
Smart parking advances hold the potential to improve the quality of life by fixing urban mobility issues. We at Get My Parking aims to transform the parking industry by solving some of the most pertinent parking problems of our time. With cutting-edge solutions for parking lot operators, commuters, city governments, and IoT players, We are digitizing the parking industry, empowering motorists to search, book and navigate to relevant parking spots.
Managing parking is crucial to creating livable communities. It is only by employing tech solutions that we can plan, design, execute, and maintain truly smart cities.
About Get My Parking
Get My Parking is an award-winning provider of Interoperable Digital Parking Platform that integrates any parking equipment and connects it to mobile and cloud for a standardized seamless experience. It enables parking operators and owners to leapfrog to a customized white-label solution with their existing equipment. It essentially plays the role of connecting all parking and mobility stakeholders on a common platform who were until now operating in silos. It has a presence in over 4 countries and processes over 2 million transactions per month. It was awarded ‘Amazon AWS Mobility Startup of the Year (emerging) 2017’ in the Travel category.
Get My Parking was conceived with a view to affordably digitize the global parking industry. With a dream run of achievements and appreciation by Prime Ministers of India and UK both, it is also working with several city governments to provide smarter parking for smart cities. Its strong foundation of the team, technology, and partnerships with leading system integrators and parking equipment manufacturers enables it to provide a single seamless platform for all stakeholders involved like operators, consumers, equipment manufacturers, and city administrations. The company aims to create future-proof parking technology and connect the parking industry internally as well as with urban mobility players.