Why use parking bollards?

Car Parking With Remote Control Bollard

In many areas where both pedestrians and vehicles use similar spaces, parking bollards should be used. The reason they are used is strategic – to protect both people and assets. They are designed to both protect and manage designated parking areas for vehicles, and also to provide safe designated areas for pedestrians to use. Protecting…

Connected Mobility 102 … Features of a Connected Vehicle

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Moving on from last week… exploring some of the smart features incorporated in a connected vehicle. Such as: Voice assistants built into dashboards, seamlessly connecting to home & work. Real-time information โ€“ for traffic, parking, EV charging locations & availability. Payment gateways – for enhanced UX for parking, EV charging, shopping, mobile wallet apps. Smartphone…

Connected Mobility 101: What is it and what does it mean?

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Connected Mobility is the term used to describe the ability of various modes of transport to be integrally connected to a seamless platformโ€ฆ So that these disparate systems can communicate with each other, sharing data, and improving the efficiency and user experience of an entire transport mobility network. Think Smart Transport. What’s more โ€ฆ It…

Parking Trends in 2021

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2020 certainly changed things up … A LOT So much so in the parking industry. What are the future parking trends in 2021? Rather than looking at parking problems individually, COVID has catapulted us to view the problem of parking in our cities much more holistically as an integrated part of mobility more generally. And…

When something is important enough to do, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor … Elon Musk

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12 years ago… When I created thatsMYspot.com.au… It was to solve an underlying problem I experienced. Although the odds were not in our favor (as no one else had come up with a simple solution to parking problems)… It was important for me to find a solution. Here’s why: My time is valuable, and so is…

5 future trends for our cities that COVID has taught us

5 future trends for our cities that COVID has taught us | thatsmyspot

Our behaviours in cities have changed. That’s a no brainer. Propelling us to improve urban planning… To accommodate the necessary physical and social distancing changes. These are 5 of the clear future trends for our cities that COVID has taught us, and we adapted in 2020. 1. We CYCLE AND WALK MORE… so local governments…

Popular Car Colours – car colour holiday fun! ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ

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Let’s brighten up your day with some CAR COLOUR FUN! Do you love cars in bright colours … just like a rainbow? Red, yellow, green, pink, blue or even PURPLE! Or do you prefer more traditional colours for a car? How do you select a colour for your car? Do you look for a colour…

Why I started thatsmyspot.com.au

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I had 3 three young kids… I was a busy professional… With a crazy daily work schedule… The least I could have gotten was being able to park in my spot when I needed to. Is that too much to ask? But no! Some selfish soul decides to deny me this little request. I was…

What’s your biggest bug-bear YOU face when it comes to parking?

What's your biggest pain point in parking?

So this week I thought I would ask you What is the biggest bug-bear YOU face when it comes to parking. Is it … When someone steals your parking spot? When someone parks in your designated parking spot in your apartment or office building? When residents in the strata building you manage park endlessly in…

Self-Driving vehicles and Food Trucks; technology to feed our hungry ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿšš ๐Ÿ”

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Introducing the Self-Driving Food Truck. We love vehicle self-driving vehicle technology that can support our homeless and feed our hungry. Since early 2020, each and every one of us has experienced the dire impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The economic effects of millions of job losses, businesses closing, crippling unemployment rates, soaring homelessness, and poverty…

What does working from home mean for your parking?

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Is working from home the new future of Australiaโ€™s corporate workforce culture? Even on a part-time basis? To date, it seems as though Australians have adapted and embraced it well. When companies like Atlassian announce that they will no longer require their employees to return to the office for work even after the pandemic ends,…

Faster horses? Innovation in the auto industry

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785 words. Approx 4-5 min read โ€œIf I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.โ€ This quote, attributed to Henry T Ford, illustrates just how far innovation in the automotive industry has come. The last decade has seen massive technological transformation in the auto industry. Most recently with electric vehicles,…

How we can more sustainably share parking

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The long-term impacts of coronavirus on our cities are difficult to predict but history teaches us that adversity has been hugely influential in shaping our cities. Our cities will inevitably endure, adapt, and grow. However, it is our critical thinking and the subsequent action steps that we take to accommodate pandemic type fears, that will impact…

Safe, smart, and contactless parking

Contactless Parking in COVID-19

Offering simple, smart, and most importantly, SAFE parking solutions is the new normal. Knowing that public hygiene, safety, and health is top of mind for our customers, we must offer a contactless parking solution they can trust. Article is 607 words, about a 3 minute read Weโ€™re all grappling with the unprecedented uncertainties in our…

5 simple tips to “happify”โ€‹ your customers’โ€‹ parking experience ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

Happify your parking experience

Thought of the day for my fellow parking industry gurus… What have you done to make a difference to happify your customers’ parking experience…? Hope we’ve been able to add a ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ to your day. Article takes 3-4 minutes to read, approx 760 words On average, drivers will waste 17 hours a year looking for…

Re-thinking off-street parking in Australia to make it more affordable.

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Parkopedia recently released their 2019 Global Parking Index Report, and their findings for off-street parking in Australia are well … rather expensive! Source 1.   Australia is the most expensive country in the world for daily off-street parking with the average Australian daily cost of off-street parking in 2019 (in car-parks that are both privately and publicly owned) at…