Urban Parking Availability (UPA)
The objective of Urban Parking Availability is to provide information on the location of a vehicle parking space being released to vehicle drivers looking for a parking space in a given urban area.
Taking into account various stakeholders’ views, a list of business model blueprints that address current or future challenges of urban areas, together with their operating and value-capture scenarios depicting the inner-workings of the business models, and the exchange of costs-benefits among stakeholders, have been created for the Urban Parking Availability service.
In Bilbao the UPA service is based on cellular communication technology. This service provides information about availability of on-street parking in the urban road network. CEIT is the service provider cooperating with Bilbao OpenData Platform for the data provisioning. GERTEK S.A. is the App provider for this service thanks to which the road users can receive real time information about parking availability on public streets in the city.
Note: This service is currently implemented as a proof of concept (App not available), and it will be integrated in the city’s official App soon.
In Bordeaux the UPA service is implemented using both cellular and ITS-G5 communication technologies. Information on real-time parking occupancy is provided by Bordeaux Métropole through OpenData. Information on available parking spaces in every parking lot in the city centre is broadcasted to drivers together with park & ride advices. The service provider for UPA is NeoGLS and the service is available through the App “CTD – Connected Mobility”.