Jokes about holiday parking lot wars abound. But time spent looking for someplace to put your car on crowded city streets or mall lots is a serious matter. One 2011 IBM study found that 30 percent of a city’s traffic is attributable to people hunting for parking — with a third of New York City drivers reporting they search for 20 minutes on average.
December 18, 2014
December 16, 2014
In congested commercial and residential areas, circling block after block to find an empty parking space can be tedious and irritating. But in downtown Los Angeles, one of the more innovative programs in the nation is making the hunt less irritating.
December 14, 2014
From smart thermometers to connected kitchen devices to vehicle WiFi hotspots, the Internet of Things ecosystem is expanding rapidly with a host of new applications and technologies. Using CB Insights interactive rankings feature, we compiled a list of the most active venture capital and corporate investors in the IoT space in 2014.
December 9, 2014
When it comes to driving, we spend a lot of timing thinking about navigating from point A to point B, but often forget about point C, which is where we park, says Zia Yusuf of Streetline. “It’s estimated that 25 to 30 percent of traffic in the city is caused by people looking for parking,” Yusuf said at September’s Techonomy Detroit conference at Wayne State University.
November 19, 2014
4. Smart spaces. The Parker app uses cameras and in-ground sensors to flag open spaces. It also tells you when your time is up so you don’t get a ticket.
November 17, 2014
“As part of a pilot program, Norwalk partnered with parking management companies Streetline to install on-street traffic sensors, and CASE Parking for traffic counters. The counters and sensors transmit real-time traffic data to a smart phone app, called “Parker.” The app uses GPS data to guide drivers, using voice commands, to areas and lots where parking is most likely to be available.”
November 16, 2014
“After data analysis by Streetline, Inc.—in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics—using information collected from a smart parking system in the Innovation District, the Boston Department of Transportation is adjusting the maximum time length drivers are allowed to park at certain on-street spaces.”
October 28, 2014
“What happens when smart parking systems get integrated into the connected car? In the near future, the result may be that your digital assistant, accessible from any device including your car, can share your schedule with relevant merchants via the smart parking ecosystem so they can reserve prime parking for you a couple of minutes ahead of your scheduled arrival time. This and one hundred other personalized services that you’ll access via your mobile and your connected car will make this intelligent ecosystem very “sticky” in terms of the services provided. Early entrant service providers and merchants will build highly personalized and curated experiences for their customers which may be hard for later entrants to unseat.”
October 27, 2014
Some companies are evolving to seize the IoT market opportunity, while others are leading a revolution. Hear from companies that are taking advantage of IoT-enabled disruptive technologies to redefine the business landscape and grow with IoT. Learn how these change agents are driving the next wave of innovation, business optimization, and industry disruption and what to do to be prepared.
*To view this panel conversation featuring Streetline CEO Zia Yusuf, follow the link then scroll down to “Go to Market – New Business Models” under Thursday October 16th.*
October 23, 2014
Finding a parking spot can be a challenging task. You could waste a lot of time driving around while you try get a safe place to park in a busy street. That is why our list of convenient apps for car owners, we could not miss Parker by Streetline, Inc.
October 14, 2014
Drivers can now stop driving around in circles: The Norwalk Parking Authority will launch a state-first smart parking app that will provide users instant access to information on available parking spaces.
October 13, 2014
“Smart parking is a great benefit to Norwalk, providing an easy way for residents and visitors to find a parking spot quickly, get out of their cars and enjoy all that the city has to offer,” Mayor Harry Rilling said in a statement.
September 18, 2014
Streetline CEO, Zia Yusuf speaks as part of a panel on the future of connected car, autonomous vehicles, and urban transportation with a focus on the primacy of new information at Techonomy Detroit 2014.
September 17, 2014
The students at Ole Miss review Parker™ by Streetline and it’s impact on helping to ease parking pain on campus.
September 16, 2014
Streetline’s data explodes the myth that most city parking spaces are always occupied. “We’ve yet to go into a single city where that was true, even in downtown Los Angeles,” Schwager said. “What often happens is that you go straight and the available parking was to the right.”
September 10, 2014
September 9, 2014
Today, the Intelligent Transportation Society’s of America, Europe, and Japan announced the three companies globally elected into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame at the ITS World Congress Conference in Detroit. Streetline was elected as the winner of the ‘Industry Award’ for its innovation and thought leadership in delivering smart parking solutions to cities, universities, corporate campuses, and transit authorities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
September 2, 2014
Experts believe that the power of data and the way it is managed can have a profound impact on an important urban issue: parking. In this recent issue, Streetline’s Asdrubal Pichardo, Managing Director of International, lends insight into how smart parking can act as the foundation and accelerator to the connected car.
August 28, 2014
Parker (free) by Streetline stood out to us for its thorough street-level information, such as when parking rates change (free after 8 p.m., for instance), where to find handicap-accessible parking, notification when your meter is about to expire and walking directions back to your car.
August 25, 2014
New integration with Blackboard directs drivers on the Johnson City campus at ETSU to vacant parking spaces in nine of the university’s parking lots.
August 16, 2014
“You don’t wake up every day and think, hey, let’s go parking!” says Kelly Schwager, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Streetline Inc.
August 14, 2014
Streetline debuts the Parker app on the East Tennessee State University campus. Students and visitors alike can now park with ease thanks to the joint solution powered by Case and Streetline.
August 1, 2014
East Meets Tech is the story of Asian innovation in America’s Silicon Valley. 100,000 immigrants from Asia move to the world’s high-tech hub each year. Aela Callan explores who they are, what is drawing them, and who is making the big bucks. Watch to hear the stories of The Valley’s Asian entrepreneurs and business leaders, including Streetline’s own Zia Yusuf.
July 30, 2014
Traffic management, congestion and parking are all major challenges and they are not going away. Cities will play a central role in the world’s future growth, but traffic congestion and energy use could limit their potential. This is where smart cities and intelligent transport systems could help.
July 18, 2014
Connecting a device or sensors to a network is not enough to create an awesome new experience. The most exciting products on the market are set to disrupt what we know about technology and innovation, just as the iPod and iTunes changed the way the world buys and listens to music.
June 17, 2014
If we ask why we have traffic, we find that studies show roughly 30% of all traffic congestion in urban areas is caused by drivers circling and struggling to find a parking spot. With cities growing at an estimated 10,000 people per hour, the situation isn’t going to get any better unless cities make some critical changes to the way they handle parking and traffic.
June 15, 2014
An interactive infographic snapshot of the impact that big data has on our lives.
May 28, 2014
Montclair State University is partnering with CASE Parking and Streetline to provide campus parking garage occupancy and guidance information for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
May 23, 2014
Google and General Motors will soon be teaming up for a ride-sharing pilot program which will utilize Chevrolet Spark EVs, according to recent reports. The program will be based around Google’s Mountain View, California, campus, and is — at least partly — intended to help General Motors (GM) develop strategies for the deployment of other ride-sharing programs elsewhere.
May 23, 2014
As a designer, I love the Internet of Things. I’ve been collecting ideas and inspiration from the Internet of Things for the past year for my website, IoT News Network, and thinking a lot about how to create meaningful experiences when designing smart objects.
May 23, 2014
It doesn’t really matter why you download a parking app this weekend. You might get a perch at the parade faster, make it to the grocery store before the steaks sell out or get that much closer to the restaurant front door. Using any parking app can reduce your driving around time, and, therefore, reduce the emissions from your car.
May 21, 2014
Standards, pre-standards and potential future standards relevant to the smart cities of the future are emerging — through new paradigms, city-centric networks, alliances and consortia and certification bodies.
May 19, 2014
Cisco and Streetline Innovate for Smart Parking: Introducing Camera Based Detection and an Integrated Streetline IOT Gateway with Cisco WiFi
Parking is one of those universal challenges most people can relate to. Parking causes congestion on our city streets, contributes to pollution, and causes motorist frustration in most cities around the globe. As we look at ways to apply technology to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our cities today, parking is ripe for innovation.
May 16, 2014
City governments, universities and transit agencies can now add real-time parking location information to their applications with Streetline’s ParkerData Availability API.
May 15, 2014
In a time of constrained budgets and efforts to do more with less, cities around the world are investing in new technologies that can help manage the growing challenges of urbanization. From connected vehicles and the explosion of mobile apps, to smart meters, roadways, sensors, and grids, connectivity to the Internet is the driving force behind the intelligent transportation industry’s biggest breakthroughs and advancements when it comes to creating smart cities.
May 6, 2014
You’ve heard the term and probably read stories about smart homes where the toaster talks to the smoke detector. But what makes it all connect? When will it become mainstream, and will it work? These frequently asked questions help explain it all.
April 23, 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet, as defined by technology. These objects contain sensors and other components to interact with internal states or the external environment. When those objects are connected and can sense and communicate, it affects how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.
April 22, 2014
New modes of transportation, new traffic patterns, and high-speed railways are changing the way we navigate a city. Watch this panel, moderated by Andrew Revkin, The New York Times with panelists Janette Sadik-Khan, former Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation; Zia Yusuf, President and C.E.O., Streetline; Bradley Read, President, TIG/m; and Kaye Ceille, President, Zipcar.
April 21, 2014
Communities invest in intelligent infrastructure to improve everything from transportation to conservation.
April 7, 2014
Some of life’s biggest sources of frustration often seem trivial. Take, for instance, the process of finding a parking spot. When you can’t find one, few things can be more stressful. Fortunately, one company is using technology in an effort to eradicate parking nightmares.
March 26, 2014
Streetline, smart parking solution provider, has announced the ParkerData Availability API. The API allows developers and Streetline customers to incorporate real-time parking data into third-party applications. Mobile apps, digital signage, in-vehicle navigation systems and web-based tools all sit as prime candidates to integrate with the parking data.
March 25, 2014
Cisco estimates the value that the entire public sector could generate through the Internet of Everything (IoE) at more than $4.6 trillion. So how does your city or community grab a piece? To gather more detail, I spoke with Joseph Bradley, managing director for the IoE practice, in charge of the Cisco consulting engagements team that has designed and deployed smart city solutions in places such as Nice, France, and Barcelona, Spain.
March 21, 2014
Cisco is basically everywhere, but I bet you didn’t know that. If you did know that, perhaps you underestimated how much Cisco is everywhere. Follow? In addition to Cisco products and services being everywhere, the company is leading the charge in new growth areas, such as smart cities.
March 20, 2014
Endlessly circling around congested city streets trying to find a place to park is no-one’s idea of fun. And it’s even more frustrating if, unbeknownst to you, there are plenty of spaces just a few blocks away. But what if your car could “talk” to city streets and find out where the nearest free space was, thanks to smart sensors embedded in the road surfaces?
March 17, 2014
Data-backed decisions in our day-to-day lives are becoming more common and are helping us confidently make decisions to improve our lives. Real-time traffic lets us know the best route to take, or suggests we run that errand later so we ultimately don’t waste time, gas… and patience.
March 8, 2014
Citi is helping local governments to modernize their transportation networks by investing in new technologies and infrastructure.
March 6, 2014
Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of this Midwest metropolis, spoke of opening parks and libraries and renovating playgrounds. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, boasted that he monitored Hollywood parking spaces in real time on his iPhone.
February 26, 2014
The development of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s made the car the preferred individual mode of ground transportation. This upended residential patterns, creating suburbs and exurbs, and relegated rail to the background.
February 24, 2014
Cisco says the Internet of Everything (IoE) represents a US$4.6 trillion opportunity in cost savings, new revenues, employee productivity and enhanced citizen experience to public-sector organizations over the next 10 years. Last week I moderated a TweetChat on behalf of Cisco Systems of Canada about the public sector value at stake (at #WhyIoE). So, like the hashtag says, why IoE?
February 20, 2014
Do you remember the last time you struggled for what seemed like an eternity to find a parking spot? One way streets. No right turn signs. If only there was a better way to find a parking spot. Well, Streetline believes they have the answer. Streetline uses sensors to deliver parking availability data to their app, informing users not only about the location but also the cost of available sensor-enabled parking spots.
February 14, 2014
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, “Building on the Wireless Revolution: Opportunities and Barriers for Small Firms.” ITS America’s Senior Vice President for Technical Programs Leo McCloskey testified at the hearing. McCloskey specifically discussed wireless technologies and transportation in two distinct areas. The first was the importance of transportation technologies for businesses of all sizes, and why deploying technology within the nation’s transportation system is a smart investment.
February 12, 2014
Imagine waking up on a Monday morning in the year 2025 to the sweet voice of your digital assistant called Leyla. Leyla already woke you up 10 minutes early as she just learned from the Google Connected living home black box that syncs her with the outside world and all the devices at home that the M25 (the orbital ring road in London that some also call the city’s largest car park) is slow on junctions 10 and 11 due to an accident.
February 5, 2014
How much easier would your life be if you never had to look for a parking space? Zia Yusuf is disrupting an industry that has not changed in over 60 years. Learn how his technological advances are not only making cities smarter, but residents’ lives easier too.
January 29, 2014
If you want to build your own Internet of Things, try the toy monkey hack. Digi International, a company that makes software and hardware systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) has a step-by-step guide to create an alert device using its postage stamp-size XBee wireless radio.
January 21, 2014
Parking is one of the few pains that people and cities share. When you need a space, you can’t find it. Or if you do find one, it’s too far away. Or it costs too much and you’re running out of time. All the while, you’re burning gasoline and boosting your carbon footprint. Meanwhile, municipal planners take the heat when businesses want more parking to attract shoppers. And developers throw their hands up when zoning officials claim they don’t see enough parking in a plan.
January 11, 2014
Mobile applications (apps) have the possibility to enhance public participation in local governance and planning, as well as the ability to improve efficiency and data collection for planners.We annually survey a cross-section of planners to understand their app use habits, and in doing so developed a comprehensive list of the most effective mobile apps for planners. During December of 2013 we surveyed planners on their use of mobile apps in the planning profession.
January 6, 2014
The fictional writings of HG Wells, Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov are coming true in so many spheres. The submarines that Verne envisaged and video conferencing that Asimov spoke about are reality today. HG Wells’ Time machine may take a while, perhaps. But there is plenty of geeky stuff happening that makes the present look like the future they talked about in science fiction stories. And the year 2014 seems to be very, very special: it may go down in history as the year when the “Internet of Things” evolved from a buzzword to reality.
December 26, 2013
First it was our phones, then it was our homes, gadgets and cars. Now, it’s our cities. I’m talking about the transforming from “dumb” to smart. Smart cities are following the lead of connecting to the Internet to enable more productivity, features and efficiency in our everyday lives. Cities need to get smarter to keep up with the growth of the world’s urban population (predicted to double by 2050), and the demands for high-speed connectivity and access.