A smart parking information and management system for cities and commercial car parks
A product eco-system
Smart Parking and IoT project
Deployed in several Polish locations
iOS and Android mobile applications
Parkanizer Analytics dashboard
Reporting Services powered by QlikSense and PowerBI
Parking space subscription shop
Seamless access control with Sesam Sesam
Mobile access control as a fallback
We have learned that almost 30% of traffic in popular city districts is generated by drivers cruising for parking. They waste time, fuel, and money, and their cars are a significant source of smog, which is a huge issue in Polish cities.
In 2015, Skyrise developed Parkanizer to reduce the need for cruising for parking by building an efficient parking information system that shows drivers where their cars can currently be parked.
Today, Parkanizer is a product eco-system which helps drivers search for and pay for parking spaces, far beyond the first scope.
Finding a vacant parking space
First, the challenge was addressed with system deployments in five Polish cities: Piekary Śląskie, Tarnowskie Góry (Short Term Parking Zone), Toruń, Katowice, and Chorzów. Sensors were mounted on each parking spot and the communication infrastructure was set in the city area, creating an IoT network.
At the same time, Parkanizer released a mobile app for Android and iOS that shows the drivers the availability of each parking spot in real-time, so they can decide if it is worth searching for a vacant parking spot along certain streets and parts of them. City guards and car park area operators were fitted with a tool which helps them monitor the condition of each parking space.
Using the mobile application
Time-limited zones under control
Assessing the untapped potential of office buildings’ parking spots
We have looked at a city and soon came to the realisation that a great deal of parking problems in Polish towns are created by employees commuting to their workplaces by car. We discovered how inefficient the utilisation of parking spots is – up to 35% of them stay vacant every day even though they are all leased by companies.
Introducing Parkanizer Go
The parking subscription shop deployed in the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk, one of biggest office centres in Poland, was designed and developed to boost the user experience of the parking process. All transactions are done online and access to the car park is automated with the use of license plate recognition and mobile technology to the point where it is seamless for the driver.
User-Centred Design at its best
As we have approached all of the development challenges within the framework of user-centred design, we concentrated on user journeys and got inspired by this holistic approach in many aspects of our digital parking service creation.
We also paid significant attention to research with users – we have conducted in-car usability tests of the Parkanizer mobile app with drivers, which helped us redesign the app and decide which functionalities we should work on next.
- Complex solution meeting the needs of different stakeholders of the system
- Effective integration with a wide range of technologies and devices
- Payment collection integrated with tpay.com
- Multiple R&D endeavours
- Full responsibility for all aspects of the product
- User friendly interfaces