ACT Government begins rollout of smart parking technology in Australia’s capital

New technology emerging from the ACT could drastically reduce the amount of time that drivers in Manuka, Canberra spend looking for parking spaces.

Today the ACT Government, in partnership with parking technology firm Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ), launched SmartPark, the real-time bay sensor parking solution alongside the new ParkCBR app designed to make finding and paying for parking even easier in the capital.

Manuka will host the 12 month trial that comprises of Smart Parking’s RFID-equipped SmartEye sensors, which uses infrared technology to detect when a vehicle has occupied a parking space. The real-time data is then used to populate the ParkCBR parking availability app and 5 new dynamic LED on-street signs with changes to parking space occupancy on a minute-by-minute basis.