Situated in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, the historical city of Pardubice boasts a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant urban landscape. With a population exceeding 90,000 residents, Pardubice faces the challenge of managing urban mobility and parking effectively. In response to this challenge, the city embarked on a groundbreaking project to modernize its parking infrastructure. This initiative involved the deployment of a comprehensive Smart Parking System, supplied by our company, to revolutionize parking management and enhance the overall urban experience.
The contract awarded to our company encompassed the supply and installation of a Unified Central Parking Management Platform (CPMP) alongside an advanced on-street parking system. This system was designed to streamline parking operations and offer a seamless experience for users. The key components of the project included:
- 3,421 Fleximodo – Digital Parking IoT Sensors – IoT Parking Sensors STANDARD: These wireless, on-street parking sensors were installed to detect the presence of vehicles in parking spots, providing real-time data to both the management platform and the citizen’s mobile app.
- Unified Central Parking Management Platform – The CityPortal: A robust platform that integrates various functionalities such as user management, online payments and e-wallets, enforcement and fines management, and analytics for data-driven decision-making.
- Citizen’s Mobile App – The ParkingAround: An intuitive application designed to help users find available parking spots, make payments, manage their accounts, and receive notifications about parking regulations and their parking status.
Prior to the implementation of the smart parking project, the City of Pardubice faced several challenges in managing its parking infrastructure:
- Inefficient utilization of parking spaces, leading to unnecessary traffic congestion.
- Time-consuming and inconvenient payment processes for parking.
- Difficulties in enforcing parking regulations and collecting fines.
- Lack of real-time data for making informed decisions regarding parking management.
Our company addressed these challenges through a comprehensive approach:
- Installation of Fleximodo IoT Sensors: By deploying over three thousand IoT sensors, we ensured real-time monitoring of parking space availability, significantly enhancing parking space utilization.
- Unified CPMP: The platform provided a centralized solution for managing all aspects of parking operations, from user registration to fine enforcement, streamlining administrative tasks and improving operational efficiency.
- Online Payments: The integration of online payment options and e-wallets in the CPMP and the citizen’s mobile app offered users a convenient and quick way to pay for parking, reducing the need for physical payment machines.
- Enforcement and Fines Management: The platform streamlined the enforcement process, allowing for more efficient identification and management of parking violations, thereby improving compliance.
- Citizen’s Mobile App: By providing real-time information on parking availability and enabling mobile payments, the app significantly enhanced the parking experience for users, reducing the time spent searching for parking.
The implementation of the smart parking system in Pardubice led to several positive outcomes:
- Improved Parking Efficiency: The real-time data provided by the IoT sensors allowed for better management of parking spaces, reducing congestion and optimizing the use of available parking.
- Enhanced User Experience: The convenience of mobile payments and the ability to easily find parking spots significantly improved user satisfaction.
- Increased Revenue: The efficient management of parking spaces and fines, coupled with the convenience of online payments, resulted in increased revenue from parking operations.
- Data-Driven Decision Making: The wealth of data collected by the system enabled city officials to make informed decisions regarding urban mobility and future infrastructure projects.
Mayor Jan Nadrchal, City of Pardubice
“The Smart Parking System implemented by PosAm and GOSPACE has been a game-changer for Pardubice. It has not only modernized our parking infrastructure but also significantly improved the quality of life for our residents. We are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to further collaborations to build a smarter, more sustainable city.”
PosAm, spol s r.o. (Partner)
“Our partnership GOSPACE on the Pardubice Smart Parking Project has been incredibly rewarding. Together, we have successfully delivered a cutting-edge solution that addresses the complex challenges of urban mobility. We commend GOSPACE LABS for their expertise, professionalism, and dedication to excellence throughout the project.”
The smart parking project in Pardubice represents a landmark achievement in urban mobility and parking management. By leveraging advanced technology and a user-centric approach, the city has significantly improved parking efficiency, enhanced the user experience, and laid the groundwork for future smart city initiatives. Our company is proud to have contributed to this transformative project, demonstrating our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that address the challenges of modern urban living. With the project fully operational since 2021, Pardubice is poised to embrace a more sustainable and efficient future.