Experts suggest that 30% of urban traffic is caused by drivers looking for parking spaces. In order to combat this problem and reduce emissions, Streetline is using wireless mesh sensor networks to connect parking spaces with mobile parking applications. Streetline’s Smart Parking platform detects the presence of cars through its network of low power wireless sensors to provide real-time data and analytics to cities, universities, private parking operators, transit agencies, and drivers. Drivers can use Streetline’s free application, Parker™, which will allow them to reserve a spot in advance, view policy information, and more.
Streetline seeks to reform a sector that has seen little innovation in years. This technology will not only make drivers’ lives easier, but will also help to make cities more livable, clean, and efficient. Along with benefits to the environment, Streetline technology may boost local economies by making it more likely that patrons will visit local businesses.
Streetline already has sensors in various parts of the U.S., from California to Washington, D.C., but seeks to maintain its momentum and growth. In addition to vehicle detection sensors, the wireless mesh network can include sensors for elements like air pollution levels and traffic congestion. With the global urban population expected to double by 2050, Streetline sensors and applications will become increasingly important in efforts to improve city flow and reduce carbon emissions.