Smart Parking and IoT project
iOS and Android mobile application
A product eco-system
Seamless and mobile access control
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.
A product eco-system
Smart parking / IoT
Qlik Sense and PowerBI
usage of short-term parking zones in Tarnowskie Góry city
drivers park their cars due to Parkanizer in general
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
Finding a vacant parking spot with Parkanizer Live
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 Parkanizer Live
A driver searches for vacant spaces and begins his journey.
He finds the most convenient spot.
He is notified when he should leave the spot
Time-limited zones under control
City guards have an overview of the areas covered with sensors
They receive alerts i.e. due to an overstay
They dispatch an enforcement patrol
Share by Parkanizer
Assessing the untapped potential of office buildings’ parking spots
The emloyees book the parking spots when it’s needed.
Employee who has assigned the parking spot can share it when he’s out of office.
Manage the parking spots in one place.
A driver buys a parking subscription online and receives an electronic invoice
A few seconds after the purchase he can enter the car park without stopping
The car park owner controls the usage of the car park live
He adjusts the sales process to his needs and strategy
User-centered design at its best
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.