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San Carlos Brings Real-Time Parking Information to Laurel Street
Smart Parking Technology from Cisco and Streetline to Make it Easier for Residents and Visitors to Park Downtown
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 4, 2012 11:10 AM
SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of San Carlos teamed up with Cisco and Streetline to make it easier for residents and visitors to park downtown and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Using sensors and a free consumer app from Streetline called Parker™—and intelligent networking technology platform from Cisco—motorists will be able to view real-time parking availability in the downtown San Carlos area on Laurel Street between Olive Street and San Carlos Avenue.
San Carlos City Manager Jeff Maltbie said, "The city is looking forward to the Smart Parking project with Cisco and Streetline. Cisco's intelligent network in Downtown San Carlos, which was provided by Cisco and currently delivers free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors, will also provide them with a new way to quickly find available parking on Laurel Street."
Sensors Identify Available Parking
Smart Parking Benefits
"We are delighted to partner with Cisco to deliver Smart Parking services to the City and citizens of San Carlos," said Zia Yusuf, president and CEO of Streetline. "Using sensor-enabled applications we can now rethink one of the most pressing challenges in an urban setting – finding and managing parking – the Internet of things is becoming a reality and Cisco and Streetline are leading the way."
"Smart Parking services such as the projects being launched today in San Mateo and San Carlos have the potential to significantly reduce congestion around key downtown areas, and create a completely new experience for city visitors, businesses and residents," said Wim Elfrink, executive vice president, Industry Solutions and chief globalisation officer, Cisco. "Using the intelligence of the network as a way to connect what were previously unconnected areas opens up a number of new service opportunities for developing smarter communities. In Paris for example, the average motorist spends 4 years of their life just trying to find a parking space. Our belief is that the network can provide a smarter way to address this challenge, and help create new ongoing monetization streams for city government."
For more information on San Carlos' Smart Parking technology and to download the free Parker app, please visit www.theparkerapp.com.
About City of San Carlos
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline is a privately-held company headquartered in Foster City, CA with smart parking deployments in Germany and across the United States including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Oregon, 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. In October 2012, Streetline was named a finalist for the prestigious 2012 World Technology Awards. For more information on the company visit http://www.streetline.com.
SOURCE Streetline, Inc.
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