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Siemens launches intelligent parking at ITS Congress


A new intelligent parking system from leading traffic management provider Siemens is being shown at this week’s ITS European Congress at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.

The system uses sensors to detect individual parking bay or car park occupancy. Data collected is transmitted to the Siemens Stratos traffic management system and can then be used for applications ranging from real time driver information to linking data with payment or enforcement services.

“Siemens Intelligent Parking provides integration of traffic and parking solutions, adopting parking bay sensors to provide cities with a demand responsive system, where the data produced gives valuable statistics to help city planning,” said the firm’s product manager Priscilla Boyd.

She added that this allows strategies to be shaped in order to increase revenue, improve customer satisfaction and better compliance in a dynamic manner.

Ms Boyd spoke on the topic of ‘Intelligent Parking – Where ITS and Smart Cities unite’ at the Congress earlier today.

Her paper explores the integration of intelligent parking bay sensing technologies with traffic management systems, the impact that parking has on traffic and how traffic management can be used to mitigate those issues. She also discussed future integration with connected and autonomous vehicles.

Other Siemens systems and technologies on show at the event include connected & autonomous vehicle infrastructure systems that will be used on the UK CITE project, and the latest traffic management modules for the Stratos system.