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The City of Marion Is Set to Embark on a Smart City Parking Initiative

The City of Marion will install the Smart City system in over 400 parking bays.

Following on from the successful launch of the City of Adelaide smart city parking initiative, the City of Marion has just signed a contract with Smart Parking to install our system in over 400 individual parking bays.

This project aims to reduce commuter parking in local streets, as well as reduce commuter emissions. To achieve this, vehicle detection sensors will provide data on individual parking bays, which is then displayed in real-time on strategically placed LED directional signs, as well as our customized wayfinding app.

Marion officials were also keen to have the opportunity to analyze the number of community users from sensor data in the precinct, to better understand the behavior and number of car park users throughout the day.

Our SmartCloud management platform will help achieve this and will establish automated real-time metrics that are meaningful, inform decision-making and demonstrate the delivery of improvements and responsiveness to the changing needs of residents and visitors to the area.

As well, the Smart Park system delivers the ability to monitor and manage performance, costs, and efficiencies, identify trends, improve oversight and identify opportunities for improvement, and to respond to changes in customer demand in a timely and targeted manner.

Another concern to any smart city project is understanding the environmental impact of a solution, and we were able to demonstrate that our system can effectively harness solar power to run the LED signage.

Smart Parking has already begun the process to supply over 400 sensors, as well as seven large plinth LED directional signs (four of which will be solar-powered) and five static parking signs, along with the software aspect that includes the SmartCloud management platform and our customized wayfinding app.

This is an exciting project for us as the City of Marion has highlighted the driving force behind the initiative is to focus on smart city deliverables. The ability to better understand parking trends and how they impact on the community will now be available to city officials via our ground-breaking SmartCloud management platform, and residents and visitors to the area will benefit by having car park availability clearly shown on the LED signage, as well as the app.” - Ben Williams, Smart Parking Limited General Manager Sales.

About Smart Parking Limited 

Smart Parking Limited is a pioneering technology innovator and services company in the parking industry. With offices in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, along with a rapidly growing global network of expert partners, we aim to bring our intelligent parking sensors and integrated smart parking services to the world. Each year, we install tens of thousands of sensors in a range of environments including shopping centers, supermarkets, airports, commercial parking sites, universities and large scale municipal street environments. To date, our advanced real-time vehicle parking sensor solution, known as SmartPark, has been adopted in 17 countries. Alongside the technology products division, our managed services division operates and manages thousands of car park spaces across the UK using complementary Automatic Number Plate Recognition/License Plate Recognition (ANPR/LPR) technology. This can be used as a single solution or with the option to be combined with Pay & Display or integrated with sensing technology. Smart Parking Limited has been an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:SPZ) publicly listed company since early 2011.

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