New York City Department of Transportation Collaborates with Streetline to Test Smart Parking Technology in NYC
FOSTER CITY, Calif. and NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Streetline, Inc. today announced that the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has deployed Streetline’s sensor-enabled Smart Parking system along Arthur Avenue in the Bronx as part of a pilot project along with two other vendors. This week’s installation is being conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation to test the use of sensor technology to provide real-time parking availability to motorists.
Streetline’s Smart Parking platform uses sensors embedded in the pavement to detect when open parking spaces are available. Utilizing Streetline’s mobile app, Parker(TM), motorists will eventually be able to access parking availability information within the initial pilot area. Utilizing sensors to detect occupancy, Parker by Streetline provides the location and general availability of parking spaces through the use of web-enabled devices, such as a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Once parked, motorists can use the app’s built in timer to help keep track of how much time is left on the meter, or pull up walking directions to help find their parking space when they need to return to their vehicle.
“We are excited to partner with New York City DOT to test this innovative service for locals and visitors to NYC,” said Zia Yusuf, CEO of Streetline. “We applaud New York City for exploring and implementing Smart Parking solutions that can not only transform how people park, but also address the critical need to reduce traffic and pollution.”
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline’s mission is to make Smart Cities a reality through the use of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications. As the leading global provider of Smart Parking solutions for cities, airports, universities, private garages, and consumers, Streetline’s pioneering technology connects citizens with critical information to improve the way they live and work, while making cities more efficient and lessening their environmental impact.
Streetline is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, Calif. with Smart-Parking deployments in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Washington D.C. The company was recently named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation, as well as IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information visit: www.streetline.com.
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