- Host name: Nikki Eylon from ParKam
- Room: Portico
- Format: Brief Presentation, then Q&A
- No. of attendees:14
- Scribe: Matthew Diemer
What does ParKam do?
ParKam uses CCTV cameras and other technology to analyse a parking area and provide app users information and navigation to available parking spaces.
The data is also sent to on-site parking information signs which shows the number of spaces available.
Data on usage can inform how to better utilise the parking area. Example of guiding car to specific spaces based on size of car.
How does it work?
App automatically diverts users away from streets that are at capacity, or will soon be at capacity, based on the number of people currently looking for spaces.
App allows for preferences such as parking distance from destination. Drivers can tell the app if they are willing to walk further for a cheaper space.
ParKam’s technology can be utilised to implement dynamic pricing schemes more cheaply than putting sensors in each space.
Can team up with public transport agencies to provide parking navigation at PT stations and give real time info on train arrival times within the same app to create a holistic approach.
Should dynamic pricing be able to create a fairer system, whereby users are paying for what they receive instead of taxpayers funding car parking subsidies as a “public good”?