Spot - the global database for smart city mobility

We translate complex curb-side rules into foundation data to improve cities’ parking strategies and help transport providers optimise their services


 

About Spot

We’re a Sydney Angel funded start up with offices in Australia and North America. We collect curb-side parking restriction data via globally scalable processes. This data serves as a foundation layer for mobility innovation in smart cities. Cities also have a real time digital inventory of their curb-side rules, and powerful information to better inform drivers. Mobility as a Service, logistics, courier, ride-hail, and navigation businesses can use this data to improve their services and optimise their operations.

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.

So far we have collected over 100,000 signs across Australia and the US and we are just getting started.


Digital Parking Asset Mapping

Digital City Mapping
Autonomous Vehicle

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)

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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 strategize 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.


Parking Finder

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.

Whatever the focus, data collection and visualisation can be customised to suit.  Take a look at some of our products in action:  Bendigo CBD, Parramatta SchoolsSydney, & Hollywood, LA.

Pyrmont Parking Finder
Bendigo Parking Finder

 

Case Study - School 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 School Parking Finder here.

 
Our innovative asset collection and interpretation technology was repurposed to produce a time dynamic visualisation of the parking restrictions around schools.

Our innovative asset collection and interpretation technology was repurposed to produce a time dynamic visualisation of the parking restrictions around schools.

If you know of a school which could benefit from deploying the School 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 here.

 
Our innovative parking asset collection and interpretation technology was used to produce a time dynamic visualisation of the parking restrictions in Bendigo's CBD, with a specific focus on disabled parking spaces.

Our innovative parking asset collection and interpretation technology was used to produce a time dynamic visualisation of the parking restrictions in Bendigo's CBD, with a specific focus on disabled parking spaces.


The Spot Team

 
Elizabeth Zealand - CEO

Elizabeth Zealand - CEO

Scott Taylor - CTO

Scott Taylor - CTO

Oliver Lewis - COO

Oliver Lewis - COO

Mark Frumar - US General Manager

Mark Frumar - US General Manager

 
Michael Dijkstra - Senior Developer

Michael Dijkstra - Senior Developer

Justin Miller - Data Officer

Justin Miller - Data Officer

Vanessa Young - Marketing Officer

Vanessa Young - Marketing Officer

Joseph Daniel - Data Officer

Joseph Daniel - Data Officer


 

We're Always Looking For Awesome People!

Here at Spot Parking, we are building something very unique and special. We are confident our technology fundamentally solves a significant problem 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. 

Be a part of an exciting opportunity to help shape smart cities of the future.  We are always on the look out for outstanding people.

 

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

If you think you have what it takes to be part of team Spot, please send through an email and/or CV to careers@spotparking.com.au.


Contact us

Thank you for making contact. The Spot Parking team aims to reply to all enquiries within 8 hours Monday to Friday. 

 

Spot Parking 

WeWork,
100 Harris Street,
Pyrmont, NSW, 2009
Australia

 

 
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