MONTREAL, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stationnement de Montreal, which manages parking for the City of Montreal, announced a project with Streetline, Inc., the leading global provider of smart parking solutions, with the goal of improving the parking experience for motorists by decreasing congestion and increasing parking availability. This announcement marks the first Streetline project with a Canadian city.
Already deployed in more than 40 locations in both the U.S. and Europe, Streetline's patented smart parking platform detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in the pavement of individual parking spaces. Data from these sensors is then made available to cities through a robust real-time and historical analytics application called ParkSight™. The web app allows a city to view parking data on a 24x7x365 basis in order to assess parking asset utilization and explore ways in which to optimize resource usage and management.
"Capturing street level data on an ongoing basis is difficult but necessary to our parking operation," said Charles Auger, Managing Director at Stationnement de Montreal. "Now, with access to a new level of data and analytics with the Streetline system, we can make data-driven decisions to better utilize city resources and better serve the citizens of Montreal."
The Montreal project will focus on the neighborhood around Saint Catherines Street, de Maisonneuve Boulevard, and Cresent Street. Home to many popular shops and restaurants, lunch and evening times are particularly busy in the Saint Catherine Street area. An influx of lunchtime and evening motorists make the task of finding a place to park especially difficult. Stationnement de Montreal hopes the parking data that the Streetline system captures will help the City administration to better understand occupancy and turnover patterns and make data-driven policy decisions to alleviate the high congestion during peak hours.
"We have been delighted with the rapid adoption of Streetline's smart parking platform in the U.S. and are even more thrilled to see our footprint expand to Canada," said Zia Yusuf, CEO of Streetline. "Stationnement de Montreal is paving the way for cities across Canada to harness the power of the data to tackle a growing urban issue: parking."
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline is a leading smart parking company delivering smart data and advanced analytics to solve parking issues for customers worldwide. Streetline's pioneering technology makes the parking experience for consumers easier, while making cities and university campuses more efficient. Through sound level and road surface temperature sensing capabilities, Streetline helps cities and universities to further enhance their 'smart city' or 'smart campus' initiatives. Our vision is simple—to solve parking and make smart cities a reality.
Streetline is a privately-held company headquartered in Foster City, CA with smart parking deployments in Germany, France, the U.K., and across the United States including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, DC. The company was named one of Fast Company's 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation, as well as IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Streetline was named Best Mobile Innovation for 'Smart Cities' for Parker at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, a Gartner 2013 Cool Company and was recognized with the 2013 Frost & Sullivan North American Competitive Strategy Leadership Award.
About Stationnement de Montreal
Created in 1995, Stationnement de Montreal was originally founded to ensure the optimal management of municipal paid on-street and off-street parking. It was quickly recognized for its innovation, its advantageous use of cutting-edge technologies and the harmonious integration of its installations into the urban landscape. Stationnement de Montreal has given back $44.4 million to the City of Montreal in 2012.
SOURCE Streetline, Inc.