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