In response to the deepening climate crisis, governments around the world are pledging to drastically reduce emissions. In the UK, as is the case for many other countries worldwide, transport is the largest emitting sector of the economy, responsible for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions, 55% of which comes from cars. So, as the UK government commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and with other countries following suit, it seems reasonable that policies should target the transport sector first.
As governments around the world set targets for EV adoption the parking industry can step up to play a starring role. Our Parking Network Business Members share their thoughts on how parking can spearhead the transition to electric vehicles, from countering range anxiety through the implementation of public charging infrastructure to enforcing EV charging spaces and offering simple payment options.
Nick Maley, Director of Business Development at TNS
AT TNS we have the following three thoughts about the role that parking can play in meeting government targets for EV ownership.
Plenty was happening in the world of parking during April, with new projects, products, partnerships, and appointments all hitting the headlines. Key topics and trends from the past month have included parking data, sustainability, customer service, parking enforcement, and parking apps. Read on to catch up with the highlights from April.
The Power of Parking Data
With just 80 million parking spaces available for more than 281 million vehicles, parking demand seriously outweighs supply in China.
Once upon a time paying for parking was as simple as fishing loose change out of your pocket and posting it coin by coin into a meter. Over time, as parking technology has developed, as consumer habits have changed, and as parking itself has assimilated into the wider mobility ecosystem, parking payment solutions have needed to adapt to keep pace. Versatility is key to their success as they must integrate with a range of parking solutions, offer a variety of payment methods and support a host of mobility services and add-ons.
During March our excitement grew as we prepared for Intertraffic Amsterdam 2022! In the run-up, we gave our network a taster of what they could expect at the tradeshow with a very special edition of our Parking Network Virtual Conference.
Then, at the event itself, we hosted a three-day Parking Network Symposium and an anniversary party to celebrate 25 years of Parking Network.
Whilst, Intertraffic was certainly the highlight of the month, there was plenty else happening in the parking industry worldwide.
With Intertraffic Amsterdam 2022 just a few days away, it’s time to check out the agenda for our Parking Network Symposium. Join us from 29-31 March as 25 parking industry experts take to the stage at Booth #12.341 to share their knowledge on trending topics, current challenges, and the latest innovative solutions.
From smart parking management and green parking to big data and urban mobility, our interactive presentations and live Q&A sessions will help you answer all your burning questions.
That’s a wrap for the Parking Network Virtual Conference Intertraffic Edition, and boy are we excited to see you all in person at Intertraffic Amsterdam in just a couple of weeks’ time! Not only will the Parking Network team be ready to welcome you at Booth 12.331, we will also be filling the stage at Booth 12.341 with professionals at the very forefront of our industry during the very first Parking Network Symposium.
Our jam-packed agenda will feature live and extended presentations and demonstrations from the companies who joined us at this edition of PNVC, and more besides!
This first month of the new year for us has been a busy one, with lots of planning and new developments already coming to light in our industry. If you’ve also had a similarly busy month, make sure you haven’t missed out on any of this month’s parking goodness by taking a look over our January recap.
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Worldline completed the acquisition of Axepta Italy in a joint venture with BNL, bringing a further 37,000 merchants under their wing.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is a term often bandied around but have you ever wondered what it actually is and what it can be used for?
ANPR is a technology that reads vehicle registration plates to create location data. Information is usually captured by scanners or cameras then cross-referenced for a range of traffic and law enforcement purposes. At a basic level, the image of a license plate is converted into machine-encoded text, otherwise known as optical character recognition.
Jobs within parking are diverse and whilst the shift of late has been towards contactless and automated parking, jobs are still being created. Whether you are already a parking professional or looking for a switch in career to parking you can always check out our job section, which is updated daily with parking jobs around the world.
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