The new touch-free society

Parking & mobility will lead the way

 

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Touch-free’ payments will protect users’ health and provide data for public safety

There’s a reason the word “unprecedented” is now plastered across our cultural landscape. No one has seen anything like this. Reopening and recovery will be particularly dynamic for parking and mobility, which were already undergoing a sea change. Statistical insights and informed prognostication are needed to get a sense of what comes next. With more than 20 million customers in more than 930 cities, PARK NOW Group is uniquely situated to access digital parking data. We interviewed some of our sector’s experts and contrasted their ideas with our most visionary leaders across seven countries.

Our panel opined on the factors at play, possible outcomes, challenges to be met, tools at hand and ongoing environmental concerns. Though they disagreed in some detail, they concurred on the changes in progress. Large-scale travel will probably resume, but mobility is moving towards a shared model. Municipalities will change their deployment of parking resources. Most importantly, Western countries will sprint towards a contactless/cashless society to further protect public health. The coronavirus has accelerated the evolution of touchless payments and mobility. As restrictions ease, digitalization will become standard. Authorities looking to keep citizens safe know that cash is no longer the best choice for parking meter payments. Digital parking providers can and should take up their responsibility to support public health in cities across Europe. Even more importantly, sustainability and health
go hand-in-hand; by focusing on reservations, insights into parking availability for citizens, and emission-based solutions for cities, the parking industry can change for the better and contribute to pollution reduction.

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The digital tools are already in place for the parking sector to be a beacon towards a digital, touch-free economy. Contactless parking solutions can do more than kill the parking meter; they can show a model for a healthier and cashless society. To see how, we must look at the pre-crisis industry, expert predictions for the future of the sector, post-crisis challenges and solutions, and environmental concerns.

The new touch-free society

17 June 2020
Parking & mobility will lead the way   DOWNLOAD THE FULL PDF   Touch-free’ payments will protect users’ health and provide data for public safety There’s a reason the word “unprecedented” is now plastered across our cultural landscape. No one has seen anything like this. Reopening and recovery will be particularly dynamic for parking and…
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Tips for touch-free solutions when on the go again

26 May 2020
Safe shopping starts with safe parking   In the coming weeks, we can carefully start getting back on track. The new social distance way of life. Are you looking forward to it as much as we are? To ensure that you can fully enjoy your renewed freedom, we wanted to share some tips.    Good preparation is half the battle Before stepping in your car to go to the city…
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‘Parking Barometer’ tracks mobility recovery across Europe  

18 May 2020
In several countries across Europe, a complete lock down will soon come to an end. That’s why we, at PARK NOW Group, are launching the Parking Barometer. The barometer is a report based on our parking data from our ‘Touch free’ parking apps in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The parking data from those countries serve as an…
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