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5 Reasons Why Parking Signs Are the Worst

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Oct 11, 2016 11:57:49 AM in Cities and Municipalities

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Parking management has traditionally been, and still is, done mainly with traffic signs. In the digital age, it seems strange that information is still given with hardware, especially when it works so poorly. 

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Crowdsourcing vs Sensors: How to Successfully Manage On-Street Parking

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Oct 5, 2016 4:24:24 PM in Cities and Municipalities

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The parking industry has for long tried to solve the issue of detecting how many people are parking, where and when, and how many spaces are unoccupied at any given time. Crowdsourcing offers a solution that is both cost-effective and accurate compared to previous attempts.

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Why GPS Is Vital for Parking Apps

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Sep 30, 2016 9:43:05 AM in Cities and Municipalities

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Parking and parking payments are dependent on two variables: time and place. For a digital solution to be able to calculate parking fees and help finding parking, it needs to be able to understand both data. Therefore, a key ingredient of a successful parking app is GPS

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Choosing a Parking App Pt 2: What Features Make for a Truly Great App

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Sep 13, 2016 10:07:00 AM in Cities and Municipalities

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Not all apps are good. And few are truly great. When choosing a parking app for your city, you’re making the single most important decision after drafting your parking strategy.

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Choosing a Parking App Pt 1: 5 Questions You Need to Answer with "Yes"

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Sep 9, 2016 10:04:00 AM in Cities and Municipalities

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When choosing a mobile solution, you need to make an informed decision that ensures you choose the parking app that has the best potential in your city. It’s not rocket science, but it’s certainly something that you have to put your mind to in order to get it right once and for all. 

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6 Questions Parking Professionals Need to Ask Themselves

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Sep 5, 2016 9:59:00 AM in Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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Why is parking so hard? Not only does it take a tremendous amount of time from the day, it also creates way too much irritation. A step-by-step of the parking process reveals why.

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Why Is the Parking Industry Still Not Online When It Clearly Should Be?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Aug 30, 2016 2:26:00 PM in Cities and Municipalities

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Many commodity markets moved successfully online already a few decades ago - think of hotel bookings, car rentals or flights. Why not parking?

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