Jan
27

Park Assist’s M4 Nominated for Intertraffic Innovation Award 2016

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IT2016InnANomIlluPark Assist is proud to announce that our M4 Smart-Sensor System has been nominated for the Intertraffic Innovation Awards 2016! Below are further details about our nomination. To view the full press release from Intertraffic, please click here

Innovation and excellence will be rewarded at the world’s largest trade fair for the traffic infrastructure, management, safety, parking and smart mobility sectors (5-8 April 2016, RAI Amsterdam), when the winners of the 2016 Intertraffic Innovation Awards will be announced. An international jury has scrutinized 91 potential candidates and after careful analysis and intense consideration has shortlisted 15 final entries. Acknowledging Intertraffic’s traditional remit, awards will be presented in five categories – Infrastructure, Traffic Management, Safety, Parking, and Smart Mobility. One of these five winners will then be chosen as the overall winner of the 2016 Intertraffic Innovation Award. The Awards will be presented on 5 April during the opening ceremony of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016.

Shortlisted companies in the category Parking:

►  Park Assist LLC (USA) – M4 Smart-Sensor System – Stand 03.203

A Park Assist camera based M4 smart-sensor system puts processing intelligence right at the parking-space level. Each individual sensor has the ability to stream surveillance video to a video management system, while also sending rich data for our integrated License Plate Recognition (LPR) and occupancy tracking.

►  HR Groep B.V. (The Netherlands) – MB multilayer parking – Stand 01.409

The multilayer bike parking system varies from all existing systems. Major differences are that the bike will stay in a horizontal position from the floor until it is placed into his holder in the second layer, so it is easy to use for everybody. Height of the system is lower than the existing parking stands due to a unique parking system were bikes can be parked under an angle on the first.

►  Parkmobile Group (The Netherlands) – RingGo – Stand 02.105

RingGo, a cashless parking solution and part of the Parkmobile Group, enables motorists to check parking space availability in central London, directly navigate towards and pay for the available space. The product uses a unique algorithm that links anonymous historical parking data with real-time sensor information from the parking bays. So search, navigate and pay.

Jury member Peter Martens shares his opinion on the Parking entries:

“Discussions about parking move more and more from operations to accessibility of urban areas and customer information. Proper parking management and customer information help cities to reduce car traffic in central areas and to achieve environmental targets while keeping the city alive. Many entries at Intertraffic are supportive in those policies by gathering access information (i.e. routing and pricing) and actual availability of parking facilities and transfer those into guidance information to enable visitors to make the best choice for their specific visits.”

The 2016 jury consists of:

Dr.  Peter van der Knaap (Chairman of the Jury) – Managing Director of SWOV – Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands

Colin Sowman – Editor, ITS International, Route One Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom

Peter H. Martens – Member of the Advisory Council of Directors, European Parking Association (EPA) and Vexpan, The Netherlands

Tom Stone – Editor, Traffic Technology International, UKIP Media & Events Ltd, United Kingdom

Dr. Ir. B.J.C.M. (Ben) Rutten – Program Manager, Strategic Area Smart Mobility Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands