Leading sensor technology and award-winning mobile app Parker to lessen traffic congestion and provide motorists with guidance to available parking
VIENNA, Austria – October 23, 2012 – Siemens and Streetline, Inc. have launched the first of its kind smart parking project in the City of Braunschweig, Germany to provide parking relief to residents and local businesses. The project is locally-led by BELLIS, a public-private partnership from Siemens AG and the Braunschweiger Versorgungs AG & Co. KG (BS | ENERGY). The advanced parking technology monitors parking space availability, distributes real time parking information to Streetline’s free “Parker” smartphone app, and tracks parking patterns and habits to help City officials better manage parking throughout the City. This is the first advanced parking project implemented jointly by Siemens and Streetline in Europe. The announcement was made from the Intelligent Transportation World Congress being held this week in Vienna, Austria http://2012.itsworldcongress.com/content.
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. “Parker” by Streetline 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 mobile phone where available. 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 Intelligent Traffic Systems, 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 a cost-effective way to improve quality of life in their town in a time when city budgets have never been tighter.”
Siemens and Streetline announced a partnership earlier this year to offer integrated parking solutions to municipalities around the globe. In addition to the project in Braunschweig, Germany, Siemens and Streetline recently launched a smart parking deployment in Reno, Nevada (U.S.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPl88ZO13zY&feature=g-u-u
“We are delighted to announce our first project in Europe in partnership with Siemens and BELLIS,” said Zia Yusuf, president and CEO of Streetline. ”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.”
Streetline’s parking solutions have been successfully implemented in a number of other cities including Los Angeles, CA, Indianapolis, IN, and Washington, DC.
For more information on the smart parking solution and to download the free “Parker” app, please visit www.theparkerapp.com.
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline’s mission is to make smart cities a reality through the use of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications. As the leading global provider of smart parking solutions for cities, airports, universities, private garages, and consumers, Streetline’s pioneering technology connects citizens with critical information to improve the way they live and work, while making cities more efficient and lessening their environmental impact.
Streetline is a privately-held company headquartered in Foster City, Calif. with smart parking deployments across the U.S. including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia and Washington, DC. The company was named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation, as well as IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. In October 2012, Streetline was named a finalist for the prestigious 2012 World Technology Awards.
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