The Parkex 2019 Innovation Trail winners and finalists

 

 

The 2019 Innovation Trail did not disappoint, with a change in format that saw two winners being awarded for their innovations over the last year.


Congratulations go to QUCIT and JustPark.


QUCIT won Innovation of the Year award at Parkex 19. ParkCredit Control is an all-in-one tool for on-street parking enforcement powered by artificial intelligence. Enforcement teams are directed to where violations are highest. 

JustPark won Innovation of the Year People’s Choice. This winning entry is for digitising the Blue Badge system which analyses data to find inconsistencies and flag potential fraudulent usage, in collaboration with UK Blue Badge Fraud Investigation Team.

Thank you to our panel of parking experts who assessed the cutting-edge industry innovations that emerged in the last year. 

Finally a big thank you goes out to all our 2019 finalist whose innovative products can be seen below:   


 

Nortech Control Systems

ANPR ACCESS V2 - Advanced ANPR camera for vehicle access control

The ANPR Access V2 is an Advanced ANPR camera for short range vehicle access control which fulfils the rapid growing demand for effective number-plate reading. It is purposely designed for vehicle access control applications with built-in Wiegand modes whilst ensuring customers benefit from the latest ANPR technology. Nedap’s ANPR cameras identify vehicles by capturing their number plates, making it the perfect

solutions for applications where it is undesirable or not possible to issue (RFID) tags. Ideal for situations where vehicles need to be granted continual or temporary access to a site such as in employee or visitor parking applications.

Conduent Transportation & Penham Excel

Persistent evaders and how to tackle the issue

Conduent, in partnership with Penham Excel and the BPA, and using Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology and previously unused persistent evader data from within Conduent’s Si-Dem back-office system, conducted a series of operations on the streets of selected towns and cities across the country to establish how many persistent

evaders of penalty charge notices were on the road and to identify their ‘legality’. We identified how many of these persistent evaders were registered with the DVLA, had paid their road tax, had a valid MOT and, whether they had insurance. In all locations, significant numbers of persistent evaders were found to have not complied with these legal requirements. Consequently, Penham Excel has met with MPs and ministers, and with officials at the DfT and Cabinet Office, to lobby for the legal seizure of persistent evaders’ vehicles.

PayByPhone

Extend from Apple watch

PayByPhone’s extend-from-anywhere feature allows Apple Watch users to add more parking time directly from their wrist without taking a smartphone out of their pocket or rushing back to feed a meter. Available since 2018 across all of PayByPhone’s more than 300,000 parking spaces in the UK, this feature is supported by Apple WatchOS 4 and

above. The Apple Watch app also includes the Glances feature, which displays how much time is left in a parking session at any given moment. The latest version of the PayByPhone app unlocks the Apple Watch functionality.

Smart Parking Ltd

SmartCloud IoT Platform

Smart Parking are the only parking technology and data-intelligence solutions provider to develop a sophisticated IoT platform, and through SmartCloud we can offer unparalleled real-time data around occupancy and trends, as well as customised reporting and analytics. This has made data accessible in powerful ways

that were difficult in previous systems, and these benefits are extended to customers via the SmartCloud solution services.
Recognised by Google for its trailblazing nature, Smart Parking were invited to present SmartCloud at their GoogleCloud’18 Conference in San Francisco, demonstrating how significant insights are made possible by quick access to mountains of live, accurate data.

Nedap

NB-IoT Smart Parking Sensor

Nedap launches the NB-IoT version of its SENSIT smart parking sensor. SENSIT is the sensor based vehicle detection system that enables motorists to quickly find available parking spaces. With the new sensor, Nedap empowers Smart Cities and other urban areas to collect real-time parking data using their NB-IoT network. The NB-IoT

technology is interesting for cities that aim to use a big amount of sensors that need to communicate over this network. It is cost effective, uses low power and offers a good performance. During Parkex, Nedap will demonstrate its new smart parking sensor to the UK market.

Scheidt & Bachmann (UK) Ltd

Tickets Today, Ticketless Tomorrow - A Truly Hybrid System

When ticket-less parking becomes the norm, and it will, Scheidt & Bachmann and their customers will be equipped to accommodate the technology change without needing a system change! S&B have produced a hybrid off-street parking solution based on the traditional barcode ticket technology today but after a simple re-configuration can

operate as a ticket-less solution tomorrow. When switching from tickets to ticketless we will default the system to issue a ticket to those motorists whose number-plate is not read completely accurately. This revolution will ensure that a combined solution provides 100% identification. Functionality such as our entervo checkout App combined with online validation is also a hybrid solution as they work by scanning a ticket or by inputting the licence plate to a tablet or smartphone device.

Car Park Lights

Solar Car Park Lighting

This is an introduction of our latest product which has been developed specifically for the UK. This will illuminate open areas and car parking locations, where there is a necessity to be vandal resistant. This solar car park lighting system can provide illumination to the darkest areas of the UK. It allows un-adopted locations with the ability

to utilise this simple to install column lighting system. This helps to provide safety to unmanned locations across the United Kingdom.

Hozah Ltd

Zero-effort parking

Hozah is a fully automated, zero-effort parking payment system that connects drivers' credit/debit cards to number plate recognition cameras. The cameras detect when drivers enter and exit a car park and then automatically bill them for their length of stay. Put simply, your car is now your payment card!

Whilst supporting any standard car park tariff, Hozah also offers completely automatic emissions-based charging, automatic permit permit application and dynamic pricing.

For operators it means reduced overheads and administration costs, plus the added bonus of increased revenue from increased car park usage.

Because there's no cash involved and it's not a smartphone app, it's an inclusive solution comprising solely of automatic payments from driver to operator for an all-round better parking experience.

Truly zero-effort parking.


 

QUCIT

ParkPredict Control

ParkPredict Control is an all-in-one tool for effective on-street parking enforcement powered by artificial intelligence.

It uses machine learning algorithms to predict where and when the number of violations to on-street parking regulations is highest, and prescribe areas to visit by enforcement teams. Our technological solution consists in enriching the control data by adding

numerous contextual data flows impacting usages and behaviours (parking spaces, ticketing, off-street car parks, points of interest such as restaurants or schools, weather, calendar, etc.)

With ParkPredict Control, it is becoming easier to fight against issues caused by violations and especially against congestion in cities.


JustPark and BBFI

Digitising the Blue Badge System

JustPark collaborated with the UK Blue Badge Fraud Investigation team to tackle the costly and unfair abuse of a provision that empowers genuine blue badge holders with increased mobility options and as a result, contributes to improving their quality of life.

JustPark’s technological solution tackles the long-standing issue of Blue Badge fraud by

using AI algorithms. JustPark is able to analyse aggregated, anonymised data to see inconsistencies in usage, which flags potential instances of fraud. This smart solution can streamline and support investigation efforts. It also addresses the issue of tackling the scale of fraud, which currently strips tens of millions of pounds from the public purse. Beyond tackling fraud, JustPark’s Blue Badge system enables councils to offer parking concessions to disabled people in any available space. Free from the restriction of limited disabled spaces, badge holders can register their unique number to the JustPark app, so that each time they park, enforcement offers can verify genuine and valid holders using their handheld devices.