About Spot Parking
Spot is a Sydney Angel funded urban tech startup that started back in 2015. We collect street parking restriction data via globally scalable processes. So far, we have collected over 100,000 signs across Australia and the United States.
Our data serves as a foundation layer for mobility innovation in smart cities. Spot has developed patent pending technology and is in the process of trialling the technology with cities and private parking owners in Australia and the United States.
We provide a real time digital inventory of on-street parking rules and powerful information that can better inform drivers. Mobility as a Service (Maas), logistics, courier, ride-hail and navigation businesses, as well as universities and councils can use this data to improve their mobility services and optimise their strategic operations.
Digital Parking Asset Mapping
Spot has developed a fast, accurate, scalable, and cost-efficient process by which to map parking assets.
This has proven to be a key foundational step for smart cities and private parking owners.
Geo-located parking signs and meters, interpreted into a powerful time-dynamic database is the first step towards smarter parking strategy, planning, regulation, and public communication.
Added to that the need to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles; it is easy to see why accurate data of parking restrictions will only become more useful in the future.
If you want to know more about how Spot can map your parking assets - get in touch, we would love to chat!
Parking Asset Management Platform (PAM)
Spot collects data that fully encapsulates the restrictions along the entire side of each street, not just the parking areas. In this way, a holistic overview of parking restrictions can be created for asset owners to interrogate, report on, and strategise from.
Each asset is treated as a data point in PAM, with a category assigned, a geo-location, and a raw image showing the asset condition.
Spot works with cities to create powerful databases and key navigation for customers. We have found that whilst the core use cases are the same - 'Where can I park?' 'How long can I stay?' 'How much will it cost?' - different clients look for a focus on different features. Some clients have wanted to focus on School Safety, some on Disabled Spaces.
The parking finder is a versatile tool to visualise parking restrictions that can help people discover and plan their parking options. With the option to add sensors for real time availability and usage analytics, it becomes a powerful tool for the public and asset owners alike.
Case Study - Parramatta Schools Parking Finder
Spot worked with the City of Parramatta to create an online, interactive resource to help improve pedestrian safety, ease congestion, and increase compliance to parking restrictions around school zones.
Take a look at the Parramatta Schools Parking Finder
If you know of a school which could benefit from deploying the Parramatta Schools Parking Finder - we would love to hear from you, please get in touch.
Case Study - Bendigo CBD Parking Finder
Spot worked with the City of Greater Bendigo to create an online, interactive resource to help people understand restrictions and find parking. The city wanted a particular focus on accessibility, so the Disability Inclusion Reference Committee of the city was consulted throughout the project. The tool was designed to give more information for disabled visitors to the city to find parking spots which suited their specific needs. In doing so, it is hoped that we can remove just one of the many difficulties faced by disabled people visiting new places.
Check out Bendigo's Parking Finder
The Spot Team
We are always looking for awesome people!
We are building something really special at Spot. We believe our technology fundamentally solves a significant problem that is common to all future smart city mobility needs and we are looking for other dedicated and passionate individuals to help us get there. Our team may be small but we're growing rapidly and our aspirations are global.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
If you think you have what it takes to be part of the Spot team, please send through an email and/or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach out if you're looking to benefit from our data and mapping technology or just want to know more about us. We’ll always try to get back to you same day.
Spot Parking Pty Ltd
100 Harris Street
Disabled Parking Spaces Receive a Star Ranking | April 2019 - City of Greater Bendigo Magazine Page 16
Spot Parking Company Profile on Vest | March 2019 - Vest
Spot Parking Australian Landing Pad | Australia Unlimited
New Parking Website to Help People with Accessibility Needs | Feb 2019 - City of Greater Bendigo
Spot’s Parking Finder Launched in Bendigo | Feb 2019 - WIN News Bendigo
A More Accessible and Smart Future for Bendigo with Spot | Feb 2019 - 9 News Central Victoria
New Website to Assist with Disabled Parking | Feb 2019 - Gold Central Victoria Radio
Safely Park When Taking Your Kids to School | Jan 2019 - ParraParents - Parramatta District Parents
Spot Puts Pyrmont on the Map | Nov 2018 - Visit Pyrmont Ultimo - Sydney, Australia
Making School Parking Safer in Parramatta | Sept 2018 - City of Parramatta
Australian Start-ups Take Centre Stage at World Congress | Sept 2018 - ITS World Congress Daily News
Sharing Ideas Ignites Change | October 2017 - City Ignite 2017
12 NSW startups that have been chosen to exhibit in The StartUp Zone | May 2017 - Ant Hill