Case makes parking smarter
John Couvette of Case Systems with Smartparking solution
It’s an accepted fact that 30 per cent of all road users in downtown areas are driving around looking for a place to park. If those drivers could go direct to parking spaces, there would be a significant reduction in congestion. But that requires an intelligent solution which can pull together real-time data on just where vehicles and parking availability are. Smartparking from Case Systems Inc is exactly that.
Smartparking is an open architecture system which aggregates and then externalises information from numerous different data feeds and sources. It leverages existing, deployed technologies and so represents a very cost-efficient way of pushing accurate and current parking information, including reservation and payment services, to the user. Most of all, it allows the creation of a strategic partner eco-system centred around parking which results in congestion reductions and contented customers.
“Real-time, dynamic, direct-to-parker information turns transient customers into regular customers and improves downtown businesses’ prospects,” says Case’s Vice President John Couvrette. “What we’ve done with SmartParkpng is join the dots between existing hardware. Our architecture design means we’re very open about how data comes in and how it goes out, and we support a series of apps for smart phones, in-vehicle systems and the internet.”