BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Streetline, Inc., a leading global provider of smart parking solutions for cities, universities, and private operators, today announced that the company's real-time parking guidance app Parker™ by Streetline was named 2013 Best Mobile Innovation for 'Smart Cities.' Winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards were announced today at the Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/
Parker by Streetline makes finding and paying for parking easy. With the app, consumers can quickly view available parking options based on pricing, location, and/or real-time availability. When driving, the app is hands free for easy operation; it features voice guidance to provide an audible cue when available parking is nearby, and drivers may also place their smartphones on a car dashmount just as they would with a GPS system. Real-time availability is provided via the company's patented smart parking platform that detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors, as well as other sensing devices.
Telefonica and Streetline announced in last November that they will be jointly marketing and selling telematics-enabled smart parking services that allow cities to optimize parking management, while delivering higher quality of life to their citizens by reducing car traffic. Streetline will provide smart parking services, applications, and technical support, while Telefonica will contribute with its m2m platforms, financial services, commercial network, including pre- and post-sales support, and customer care. Everything will be deployed over the best in class global networks of Telefonica.
The Global Mobile Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation within the mobile communications industry, were presented today at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. To select the winners for the 2013 awards, more than 160 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process.
"Over 30 locations worldwide are using sensor-enabled data through Parker by Streetline to guide drivers to open parking spaces and reduce negative societal impacts from circling the block in search of a spot, including traffic and emissions," said Zia Yusuf, president & CEO of Streetline. "We would like to thank the Global Mobile Award judges for this recognition. It is a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious award."
Streetline's patented smart parking platform detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in individual parking spaces. Data from these sensors, or from counting equipment installed in parking garages and lots, is then made available in real time via various cloud-based applications, such as Parker™, the leading mobile app for consumers, and – soon – in-car navigation systems. Earlier this year, Streetline introduced ParkerMap™, an embeddable widget that allows merchants, universities, cities, and parking providers to easily showcase nearby parking options via any website.
In addition to real-time data, Streetline also integrates garage data for over 23,000 locations.
To download the free consumer guidance app Parker by Streetline please visit: www.theparkerapp.com
For a full list of this year's Global Mobile Award recipients, the official press release can be found here: http://www.globalmobileawards.com/press-media/gsma-announces-winners-of-the-2013-global-mobile-awards
To download the free guidance app Parker by Streetline please visit: www.theparkerapp.com.
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline's mission is to make smart cities a reality through the use of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications. Streetline's pioneering technology makes the parking experience for consumers easier, while making cities and university campuses more efficient.
Streetline is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, CA with smart parking deployments in Germany, the U.K., and across the United States including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, 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.
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