During the trial an element will be introduced whereby businesses will be able to link in with the system. This means that customers visiting businesses websites can see which bays are available, whilst giving parking bosses detailed information about what bays are being used when, and for how long.
With an estimated 30% of motorists driving around in search of a parking space at any one time, the new technology will not only reduce time and stress, but the associated carbon emissions.
The Parker app was named 2013 Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’, at the 2013 Global Mobile Awards.
NSL’s Local Government Director, Mark Hoskin, said: “We have every faith that Manchester will embrace this amazing technology. It’s a very clued-up city, and therefore the most obvious in which to set up this trial. We know that many other local authorities will be keeping a close eye on how it’s received. Of course, the technology also ties in with Manchester’s MasterPlan to create a smarter city, and that means ensuring that we’re helping motorists park safely and in the most efficient way possible, cutting down on congestion and carbon emissions. It’s good news for Manchester’s motorists, residents and businesses.”
NSL is the most experienced parking services provider in the UK, working in partnership with sixty local authorities. Once the trial has been evaluated, NSL could roll-out the technology throughout the country, ensuring that motorists need only use one application to check spaces
throughout the country.
For further information, please contact Luke Allen, Director of Communications, 07468 701361, or Luke.Allen@nsl.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
NSL is a leading UK company specialising in the delivery and management of frontline services in complex public sector and regulated environments. Our core services include business process management; enforcement; passenger and social transport; street management and technical design services. We currently have over 70 contracts with local, regional and central government, as well as with the airport and the private sector, and have delivered contracts for high-profile government agencies, such as The Royal Parks, DVLA, Transport for London and Transport Northern Ireland.