Flowbird Trusted by HKT for Their Smart City Program
The HK$680 million contract, awarded by the Transport Department (“TD”) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, is a superb opportunity for Flowbird to collaborate with HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. Flowbird and HKT have combined their forces to implement a digital transformation strategy that will create one of the world’s most advanced on-street parking systems.
Flowbird, the world leader in urban mobility technology, is honored to play a central role in this prestigious smart parking solution in Hong Kong.
This program brings to light the expertise of Flowbird to design and manage the end-to-end platform to monitor all aspects of the on-street parking. The program involves the deployment of about 12,000 new parking meters across Hong Kong with a high focus on digital payment, information, and dissemination of real-time parking vacancy information. The new parking meters are installed by phases starting from mid-January 2021 and the installation works will be fully completed by the first half of 2022.
Users have multiple choices to pay for their parking, on the meter with Octopus, contactless credit cards i.e. Visa payWave, MasterCard Contactless and UnionPay QuickPass, Faster Payment System, AlipayHK, WeChat Pay, and Union QR. For even more convenience, drivers can pay for their parking fees and extend parking time remotely using the mobile parking solution app, namely “HKeMeter”, with top-up options.
For hassle-free parking, motorists are informed in real-time about vacant parking bay, reducing both the time to park their car and more globally the congestion. This information is disseminated on the HKeMeter, the mobile App powered by Flowbird, and the website of DATA.GOV.HK.
All elements of this newly implemented system have been integrated into the Flowbird advanced platform that is the neuralgic center supporting the TD for city parking analysis management and planning. Besides this smart technology window, it is an honor to work with a prestigious partner like HKT.
For more information about the new parking meters, please visit TD’s webpage.
About Flowbird US
Flowbird operates in over 5,000 towns and cities in 70 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform, and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.
HKT is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, enterprise solutions, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers smarter, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go. Consumers and merchants alike may also enjoy HKT’s financial-related services such as mobile payment, smart mobile point-of-sale solutions, and insurance.
For enterprises, HKT Enterprise Solutions deliver end-to-end integrated solutions employing emerging technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate their digital transformation, contributing to Hong Kong’s development into a smart city.
The Club is HKT’s loyalty program and one of the largest of its kind in Hong Kong, not only offering a variety of privileges and benefits to enrich the lifestyle of members, but also increasingly amalgamating merchants and becoming an integral part of a new digital ecosystem connecting consumers and merchants.
For more information, please visit www.hkt.com.
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