The Parking Innovation Award recognises advances in the technology of parking. The innovation will be a piece of parking hardware, a device or a wider system that makes the management of parking more efficient and/or customer-friendly.
The technology submitted could be:
Parking payment systems
Access control and validation systems
Parking guidance information systems
Electric vehicle charging systems
Car park repair and refurbishment products and processes
Lighting and energy management systems
ANPR and CCTV systems
Handheld terminals and other devices.
The innovation should be truly transformational, representing a significant advance on, or alternative to, existing solutions.
The entry should cover:
Description of the parking problem or need that the innovation addresses
The extent to which these objectives have been or are being met by the concept, system or service
The extent to which the concept, system or service is genuinely new
The technical, operational and/or policy merit of concept, system or service
Deliverability of the innovation (including the practicalities and affordability of the concept, system or service)
The individual or team responsible for delivering the solution
The development and testing/proving process
The degree of partnership with other interested bodies (clients, government, industry, public bodies, peers within parking, etc)
Evidence of successful implementation and customer/client feedback (case studies)
Ways in which the innovation has been/can be applied in the wider parking sector.
Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. In their 18th year, the awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.