Croatian City Introduces Smart On-Street Parking Spaces With Nedap
The city of Split in Croatia selected Nedap to improve on-street parking. Nedap’s SENSIT, a sensor-based vehicle detection system, is implemented for a total of 1,500 parking bays in three paid parking zones. On and off street parking in Split is managed by the public entity Split Parking. In this project, Nedap closely cooperated with the Croatian companies Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Profico and Infoart.
Split Parking manages and controls on and off street parking in Split, the second-largest city in Croatia. The city is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and is a popular destination for tourists. Split is the first Croatian city to introduce an integral solution for smart parking. The Smart Parking Split project represents a big step forward in the field of mobility in smart cities in Croatia and was awarded with the Smart Mobility Award 2017.
After a successfully implemented pilot project, Nedap partnered with Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Profico and Infoart. Ericsson Nikola Tesla — an associated company of the Ericsson Group — is a systems integrator and responsible for the city-wide implementation of the ICT solution for smart parking. The centralized software was developed by the Split-based company Profico. Infoart is the leading provider of mobile payment solutions in Croatia. The application is available for all mobile platforms and integrates new and existing systems for on and off street parking from Split Parking.
“During the pilot phase, Nedap’s SENSIT has proven to be the leading sensor-based vehicle detection system for on-street parking applications,” said Marko Bartulić, director of Split Parking. “Split has a total 7,000 parking spaces divided over three paid parking zones. Combined with 92,000 registered vehicles and being a tourist hub, a smart approach for both on and off street parking is extremely important. The first goal is to improve the overall parking experience for our citizens. Therefore, Split Parking introduced a brand new mobile parking application. The app integrates all parking in Split and can be used by motorists to find an available parking space effectively and ensure a smooth running mobile payment process. The interest in the app is huge: in just three days over 6,000 people downloaded the application.”