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IPMI Webinar: How U.S. Cities can Learn from Smart City Innovations in Europe. Presented by David Parker, Cleverciti.

How U.S. Cities Can Learn from Smart City Innovations in Europe

David Parker; Chief Operating Officer, Cleverciti

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The City of Cologne, Germany, has deployed the world’s most comprehensive turn-by-turn parking guidance system, leading the way for cities globally to reduce parking search times, traffic congestion, and emissions. Now, leading U.S. cities are learning from this and other innovations and deploying similar smart city solutions. We will take a deep-dive into how Cologne reinvented its arrival experience, explore the before and after effects with feedback from citizens and the data gathered by the city. We will also share how Cologne marketed the solution to residents to maximize utilization and ensure citizen satisfaction. Finally, we will extrapolate a set of best practices for how a U.S. city can achieve similar results.

Attendees will:

  • Describe goal-setting strategies for smart city projects and learn how to prioritize investments.
  • Recognize the real-world impact that can be realized from improved parking search.
  • Review best practices for deploying parking guidance within a city.

Offers 1 CAPP Credit towards application or recertification.


David Parker; Chief Operating Officer, Cleverciti

Throughout his career, David Parker has been a bridge between the U.S. and Europe for innovative, high-tech firms, first in digital marketing and now in smart cities. As COO of Cleverciti, he leads the company’s global growth, working closely with cities around the world to deploy smart parking solutions.

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Member News: Park Assist’s M4 System is Changing the Parking Game

Park Assist Cache Creek News ReleaseNEW YORK, NY – March 17, 2020 – Park Assist® was selected by Cache Creek Casino to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) in Brooks, California. The Casino, owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, is a world class resort located about 1.5 hours from San Francisco. With an 18-hole championship golf course, day spa, casino, and nine restaurants, it is an extremely popular destination. On a typical weekend the parking garage is often at maximum capacity and during special events it is overflowing, but the addition of Park Assist’s camera based M4 smart-sensor PGS provides an exceptional solution. By optimizing occupancy and increasing operational efficiency of the garage, Park Assist’s PGS ensures that every customer will have a positive parking experience.

After vetting multiple PGS vendors, Cache Creek Casino selected Park Assist based on its advanced camera technology, as well as its menu of select API add-ons. Some of these add-ons include Park SurveillanceTM, Park AlertsTM, and Park FinderTM, which Cache Creek Casino elected to incorporate in their new system.

The installation, equipped with Park Assist’s M4 PGS, uses color-coded smart sensors to guide drivers through the facility to vacant spaces, reducing traffic congestion, confusion, and parking search times. Upon returning to the garage, parkers can use the Find Your CarTM feature in Park Finder to easily locate their vehicles. As they enter all or part of their license plate number into the Park Assist mobile app, the system uses license plate recognition (LPR) technology to pinpoint the car and direct the guest to its exact location within the garage.

Additionally, Park Assist’s Park Alerts and Park Surveillance add-ons will provide an extra level of security to Cache Creek Casino. The Park Alerts software extension allows parking management to set automated rules and alerts that help staff manage awareness and control of activity within the garage, while Park Assist’s  Park Surveillance module enables the M4 sensors to capture streaming video whenever motion is detected in or around parking bays. Because the M4 cameras have unobstructed views of each space, they can successfully capture any and all action in the garage, serving as a proven deterrent of theft and other criminal activities.

“Cache Creek Casino is one of the first casino’s in Northern California to install a PGS and Park Assist is extremely excited to equip them with the right solution to fit all of their needs. At such a highly-visited destination we are so pleased to be able to upgrade the customer parking experience while also increasing efficiency and security of the garage itself.” Said Will Cai, Regional Account Manager.

The garage installation was completed in January of 2020 and the site is now live and ready to improve parking for all visitors.

ABOUT PARK ASSIST Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Park Assist’s patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com

Katie Rodenhiser
Global Marketing Manager

Image Credit: Cache Creek Casino