Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Parking Part 1: Data Sources

Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Parking Part 1: Data Sources   The entire sector of Interconnected Mobility is preparing for the arrival of autonomous vehicles. Many different forms of transportation infrastructure are going to need to chance, and one of those is parking.   Autonomous vehicles have significant advantages over traditional drivers, but they also look […]

Smart Parking is Part of Smart Infrastructure

Smart Parking is Part of Smart Infrastructure   At Recently there have been calls in Washington from both sides of the aisle for increased infrastructure spending. There’s some compelling logic behind the idea. According to the American Society for Civil Engineers, America’s crumbling infrastructure will cost the nation 3.9 Trillion in Lost GDP by 2025. […]

Smart Parking and the Corporate Campus #8: Smart Parking at Corporate Park and Ride Lots

Smart Parking and the Corporate Campus #8: Smart Parking at Corporate Park and Ride Lots   Certain metros, like the Bay Area in California, have a really high cost of living. While tech company shuttles picking up employees in San Francisco and Oakland are well known at this point, what’s less well-known is that many […]

Smart Parking and the Corporate Campus #7: Reducing Single Occupancy Vehicle Commuting

Reducing Single Occupancy Vehicle Commuting with Smart Parking   A growing company needs more employees coming into its offices every day, and generally that means more people parking at its offices. Yet adding more parking spaces is extremely expensive, and often there isn’t even room on the campus for more parking.   Unrestricted parking can […]

Smart Parking and Drones

Smart Parking and Drones   At CES, this week Intel staged an amazing lightshow with 250 of its Shooting Star Drones. What was truly impressive was how tightly the drones stayed in formation, closely controlled by geofencing into very specific areas and hovering very precisely in a small unit of space.   These kind of […]

The High Cost of a Parking Space

 When a business or other organization realizes it needs more parking at a location, it is faced with a fundamental choice: to build new parking spaces, or use existing parking more efficiently. There are many factors that come into play in this decision, including environmental impact and reactions of the community around the organization, but […]

Trump Administration’s Tax Bill Affects Commuters and Parking

Trump Administration’s Tax Bill Affects Commuters and Parking   According to the Washington Post, the tax bill that has just passed congress has some important provisions that will affect commuters and transportation, and indirectly impact parking, especially at corporate campuses.   Before now companies could provide a transportation allowance of up to $255 a month […]

San Francisco Moves Forward With Demand Based Pricing

 Starting in a month, San Francisco will begin changing the way it sets prices for meters on all its streets, according to SF Gate. The SF MTA will measure parking demand for all of its 30,200 meters across the city. Every 3 months, parking occupancy rates will be tabulated. Areas with high parking occupancy will […]

Parking Garages Can Use Smart Parking to Create and Manage Premium Spaces

 One of the challenges of a parking garage is that the garage operator is selling a product-parking spaces-at the same price, when different parking spaces have different inherent values. If your parking space is four floors up from the exit and far from the elevator or stairwell, it’s not as valuable as a parking space […]