Smart parking eases congestion

Nobody likes searching for a parking space. But an M2M-enabled smart parking system aims to make the process a little easier.

With connected technology, both parking administrators and drivers benefit from a more seamless experience.

Parking is important for a city. Available parking impacts businesses in the area and can have effects on traffic congestion as people look for spaces. Parking management is challenging as more people move into urban areas, but it’s also vital to maintain economic growth.

Merge is a technology from Xerox, designed for municipal parking management. The system oversees both metered and off-street parking, using a combination of hardware and software to monitor spaces and analyze data. Parking managers have access to realtime information on coin collection, meter maintenance, enforcement, and occupancy.

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Source: Connected World Magazine

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