In the US, provider of mobile workforce automation and smart grid operations solutions for utilities Clevest, has joined the Smart Cities Council as an associate partner.
Thomas Ligocki, president and CEO of Texas-based Clevest, says the company shares Smart Cities Council’s vision of “cities that are livable, workable and sustainable.”
The Smart Cities Council is a coalition of industry thought leaders, innovators and practitioners dedicated to improving the livability, workability and sustainability of the world’s cities.
Commenting on the partnership with Clevest, Jesse Berst, chairman of the Smart Cities Council said: “Clevest enables cities and utilities to rapidly automate and optimize field installation, operations and maintenance of new smart technologies.
“Their deep domain knowledge and international experience will provide the tools cities need to transform their field operations.”
Smart Cities UK: Cardiff’s smart parking pilot
The Cardiff City Council is working with designer and developer parking technology, Smart Parking Ltd to pilot a system that allows people to see where parking spaces are available throughout Cardiff City, Wales.
Motorists will receive alerts through a smart phone app, notifying them of available parking spaces and providing them with a satellite view of the city – presenting green icons on spaces that are available and amber or red where spots are already taken. 225 sensors have already been installed in selected parking bays to test the system.
Says Councillor Ramesh Patel, cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability at Cardiff City Council: “Although our priority is to get as many people to use public transport as possible, city centre parking is also important.
Paul Gillespie, Group chief executive officer at Smart Parking Ltd added: ‘Customers are able to make better informed decisions about their parking location and change their behaviour by seeking parking availability in less occupied streets close to their desired destination.”