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Connected Mobility 103 … Smart Roads

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Every year A$3.37 billion is lost to traffic congestion in Australia’s busiest capital cities & increasing with population growth. Proving “smart roads” – by retrofitting our existing highways with smart sensors & cameras, into either the surface or overhead, our transport agencies gain the ability to monitor the traffic flow, ground conditions & overall performance…

Why use parking bollards?

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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 – 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 platform… 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 … It…

NSW Disabled Parking Permits

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In NSW, to obtain a disability parking permit, you need to apply for a Mobility Parking Scheme permit with Services NSW. This also entitles you to be issued with an Australian Disability Parking Permit, so you can travel between states, for no extra cost. Eligibility To be eligible for a Mobility Parking permit, a person…

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…

Disability Parking Scheme Legislation

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Every day, people with disabilities experience barriers that make it difficult to participate and work in the community. Their disabilities may be visible and obvious, such as use of a wheelchair, or invisible and non-obvious, such as breathing difficulties, or a prosthetic limb. Barriers to accessibility may be physical, such as inaccessible streetscapes; social, such…

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!

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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…