Technology for Predictable Parking in Columbus

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SEPTEMBER, 2019

WBNS Channel 10 Report (September 16, 2019) -Columbus, Ohio is one of the toughest places to find parking, but Columbus city leaders want to change the traffic headache that some find when they are in the Short North.

The City is testing vehicle detection sensors designed to add predictability to parking. The technology identifies parking space availability in real-time and is said to cut down on excess traffic. Matt Hubeck, Fybr’s Vice President of Operations said, “Studies show that about thirty percent of people driving around, are looking for a place to park. So getting that thirty percent of traffic off the road and into their parking spaces as fast as possible is a big advantage for everybody.”

 If successful, the technology being tested could integrate with the City’s ParkColumbus mobile payment app (powered by ParkMobile) in the future. 

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“Studies show that about thirty percent of people driving around, are looking for a place to park. So getting that thirty percent of traffic off the road and into their parking spaces as fast as possible is a big advantage for everybody.”

 

About Fybr’s Parking Sensor III

Fybr’s parking sensor offers a highly accurate, low-cost solution for detecting vehicles in spaces on-street, in surface lots, or garages.  

With ultra-low latency and a 7-10 year battery life, the Parking Sensor III delivers real-time space occupancy – allowing both consumers and cities to make better, informed parking decisions.

 

About Fybr

Fybr’s Smart City Platform helps communities operate more efficiently, reduce operating costs, and improve the quality of life. With a turnkey solution that collects more information—more efficiently—Fybr provides communities with the best and fastest opportunity to create a return on Smart City investments. Located in Saint Louis, MO, with a 20-year history, Fybr’s patented IoT solutions have over two billion data events logged from real-world applications globally.

 

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