Unique complete Brazilian solution for Valet Parking ready to reach Canada

By Giovani Forner, Director of Research and Development Brazil is widely known for its amazing natural beauties and top soccer players, but now a group of engineers from Porto Alegre wants to place the country as a leader also in...

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Explaining the Internet of Vehicles

By Chelsea Webster Let’s start out with a quick poll: What model year is your vehicle? Okay so there was only one respondent, but I think it’s safe to say that with new car sales of 3.8 million in Canada1 and 34.5...

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Dissecting Parking in a Smart City

By Chelsea Webster Parking is an easy first step for a municipality to take towards becoming a smart city because the technology already exists, and it can be tested and proven with minimal resources. Key points A Smart City is defined...

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Snow Removal: Maintenance for Parking Structures in Winter Conditions

In areas where winter weather affects the operation of a parking structure, removal of snow and ice is necessary, if not paramount, for functional performance, the public’s safety, and the long-term durability of the structure. Snow and ice removal...

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Optimum Parking Management – Technological Innovation

Nothing is possible without the genius of the human being INTRODUCTION: Smart parking: the importance of the human factor In a world where everything is becoming automated, where machines that make our daily life simpler become more and more intelligent and autonomous,...

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Transformation is on the Horizon

What Lies Ahead for the Canadian Parking Industry? It’s always fun to speculate about what the future holds. When it comes to parking, it’s particularly enjoyable because the industry is progressing so rapidly. Change has always been a hallmark of...

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Parking Facility Standards – How do your parking garages stack up?

Parking Excellence Recognized in Canada (PERC), later updated to the Parking Facility Standards Award program (PFSA) was the first parking facility evaluation program of its kind, and saw many Canadian parking organizations achieve success through participation in the program. Derived...

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Optimum Parking Management – Business Intelligence: The Next Big Thing In Parking

INTRODUCTION: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN PARKING: THE ART OF TAMING BIG DATA Every time a car enters a parking facility, it leaves a trail. A data trail that is. A gate goes up to let a car in, a payment is made,...

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Canada’s Changing Parking Landscape

By Bill Smith We live in a time of great change when it comes to parking. The industry has been revolutionized in recent years by the development of many new technologies that are designed to make parking more customer-friendly, while...

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Parking and Payment Card Industry Standards – PCI Compliance

By Renee Smith Data breaches are a constant worry for any business that accepts credit card payments. Over the past decade breaches have become increasingly common, and some of the world’s best known companies, including Home Depot, Target, and TJX,...

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