Smart Parking & IoT

In mid-sized and large cities, over 20% of cars are constantly searching for parking spaces, and it takes an average of 20 minutes for a driver to find a parking spot. For instance, Europe faces the deficit of 400,000 parking spaces, while China faces an estimated shortage of 80 million parking spots. This growing challenge is intensified by the high rate of vehicle ownership and a shortage of available parking spots, which results in extended search times, higher urban congestion, time wastage, and increased emissions. IoT adoption within parking and curb management has become a logical response to the above challenges. 1NCE works with 1000+ customers from the Smart City sector, and we are eager to cooperate with new Smart Parking and Curb Management projects worldwide. 

The IoT Market of Smart Parking

According to Berg Insight, by 2025, this number is expected to surge to 2.5 million smart ground parking sensors installed worldwide. Europe held the lion's share of these installed sensors, constituting approximately 55%, while North America and other parts of the world accounted for about 188,000 and 241,000 sensors, respectively. At the close of 2020, the top players in this market were Nedap, Smart Parking, and Urbiotica. 

Learn more about smart parking vendors: 

Vendor 

Region 

Product Offered 

Website 

Streetline Networks 

United States 

Smart parking solutions, sensor technology 

www.streetline.com

T2 Systems 

United States 

Parking management solutions and technology 

www.t2systems.com

Flowbird Group 

France 

Smart parking technology and management systems 

www.flowbird.group/en

IPS Group 

United States 

Smart parking meters and payment solutions 

www.ipsgroupinc.com

CivicSmart 

United States 

Parking enforcement solutions and technology 

www.civicsmart.com

ParkHelp Technologies 

United States 

Parking guidance solutions and outdoor sensors 

www.parkhelp.com

Cleverciti Systems 

Germany 

Smart parking technology, sensors, and analytics 

www.cleverciti.com

Nedap 

Netherlands 

Vehicle identification and smart ground sensors 

www.nedapidentification.com

Urbiotica 

Spain 

Sensor-based solutions for smart mobility 

www.urbiotica.com/en

Intercomp 

Italy 

IT hardware technologies and smart parking solutions 

www.intercomp.it

Onesitu (Circet) 

France 

Smart wireless parking sensor solutions 

www.circet.fr

Smart Parking 

Global 

Smart parking solutions, sensors, and management 

www.smartparking.com

PNI 

United States 

Geomagnetic sensors and smart parking sensor solutions 

www.pnicorp.com

Smart Parking IoT Applications

IoT (Internet of Things) enablement within parking systems can be exemplified by the following applications:

Application 

Description 

Vehicle Detection

Detecting the presence of vehicles in parking spaces and transferring this data in real-time to parking management systems. 

Space Availability/Curb Management 

Providing real-time data on available parking spaces, helping drivers locate and reserve parking spots. 

Payment Systems 

Automated payments through mobile apps or RFID cards. 

Reservation Systems 

Pre-booking of parking spaces, availability upon arrival, and reducing congestion. 

Parking Guidance 

Guiding drivers to open parking spaces through digital signs and mobile app integration. 

Security and Surveillance 

Security enhancement with IoT-enabled cameras and sensors, with monitoring parking areas and alerting authorities to any issues.  

Explore more in Smart City and Customer Insights.

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