The four vendors named IDC Innovators for smart parking solutions are Fybr (USA), Parkmobile (USA), Smart Parking Ltd. (Australia), and Worldsensing (Spain).
Smart parking directs drivers to open parking spaces by leveraging 3rd Platform technologies like cloud, mobile, and Big Data and analytics. The parking platform for three of the firms are based on sensors placed within each parking space, while one firm offers a hardware-free solution using an algorithm based on payment and historical data to approximate space availability.
Fybr provides a sensor-based parking solution with a suite of applications for drivers, enforcement officers, and parking management staff. Parkmobile is a hardware-free parking solution at no cost to cities where drivers pay a small convenience fee and cities get the full parking rate less processing fees. Smart Parking Ltd. is a cloud-based solution using in-ground, surface-mount, and above-space parking sensors, also connected to mobile apps. Worldsensing offers a cloud- and sensor-based smart parking management system for outdoor parking via in-ground sensors which connect to a management platform, analytics tools, mobile apps and electronic signs. All four companies allow for mobile payment in a seamless transaction and support enforcement capabilities of cities, while providing analytics and details on usage.
"The provision and management of parking within cities is critical for a city's ability to function and thrive," said Mark Zannoni, IDC research director for Smart Cities and Transportation. "Parking impacts the urban economy and quality of life as it provides access to businesses and events, affects traffic, and provides sizable revenues to local governments. Accordingly, more and more cities worldwide are looking at smart parking as a service offering as they transform themselves into smart cities."
IDC Innovators: Smart Parking, 2017 (IDC #US42558817) profiles smart parking vendors with an innovative technology or a groundbreaking new business model or both. The IDC Innovators research document examines smart parking companies with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case.
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