UXBRIDGE, U.K., April 21, 2015 – At Parkex 2015, Xerox will demonstrate how it is helping towns and cities to optimise their urban mobility through its latest solutions in off-street and on-street parking and mobility management.
A recent Xerox report carried out with YouGov, ‘Travelling in UK Cities Today’, ranked Edinburgh first among 12 of the UK cities surveyed for having commuters who regularly use mobile services for parking, ticket buying and comparing transportation services. The city was found to be making the best use of urban mobility opportunities in the UK.
From a parking perspective, the report revealed that over two-fifths of drivers (41%) surveyed said it took 10 minutes or longer to park in their nearest city, with 11% saying it took 20 minutes or more. In addition, the majority of drivers (58%) still use parking meters to pay for their parking despite the fact that nearly one third (28%) use their cars every day in their nearest city, indicating that many are replicating the same journey and parking rituals.
As urban centres grow and congestion increases, locating (45%) and paying for parking spaces (36%) were the top two applications that respondents said that they would be interested in using in the future. However this demand has not yet been satisfied, with just 7% using apps to locate parking and 13% using apps to pay for parking in their nearest city.
“Some of the UK’s major cities are already deploying mobile technology and intelligent transport solutions to enable the exchange of accurate, open data,” said David Jones, general manager, Xerox Urban Mobility. “It is these cities that are likely to be the most successful in improving their everyday mobility levels, making transport simpler and more efficient for their residents.”
Xerox has developed a range of solutions to address the challenges of urban mobility that will be on display at Xerox’s stand (Hall 5, P19), including:
- Xerox Merge® – A first-of-its-kind, city-wide sensor based, smart parking solution. It is a smart grid for parking. The cloud delivery and open architecture platform mean it can be deployed both in green-field deployments and existing paid parking systems, making parking easier for users and helping operators manage people, field assets and revenue.
- Xerox Mobility Analytics Platform – A data analytics platform that analyses public transport and ticket data quickly and accurately to help city planners predict future commuter needs.
- Compliance™ – A market leading parking enforcement back office software encompassing notice processing, permit management and workflow management modules.
Parkex 2015 takes place from 21-23 April, 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. For further information on Xerox at Parkex 2015 visit: http://www.xerox.co.uk/about-xerox/events/parkex/engb.html
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Xerox’s ‘Travelling in UK Cities Today’ report can be found here:
Survey Methodology: All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,006 UK adults who drive in their city. These cities were: Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Sunderland and Wakefield. Fieldwork was undertaken between 7-20 January 2015. The survey was carried out online.
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 Net usage of mobile applications for buying tickets, viewing departure times, viewing live traffic, comparing transportation services, topping up travel cards, viewing maps and directions, locating and paying for parking, cycle hire and taxi hire. This data is based on the following 12 cities with sample sizes greater than 50: Edinburgh, London, Brighton and Hove, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and Newcastle.