Μετά τις χειρότερες πόλεις του κόσμου για να οδηγείς, η IBM παρουσίασε τα αποτελέσματα ακόμη μιας έρευνας, αυτής με τις χειρότερες πόλεις για παρκάρισμα του κόσμου. Η έρευνα έδειξε ότι το Νέο Δελχί είναι η χειρότερη πόλη του κόσμου για να παρκάρεις και την ακολουθούν οι Bangalore, το Πεκίνο, η Μόσχα και η Shenzen. Από την άλλη, οι πόλεις με το μικρότερο πρόβλημα στο παρκάρισμα είναι το Σικάγο, το Los Angeles, το Τορόντο, το Μπουένος Άιρες και το Μόντρεαλ.
Η έρευνα ρώτησε συνολικά 8.042 πολίτες 18-65 ετών 20 πόλεων να δηλώσουν πόσο δύσκολο είναι το παρκάρισμα στη πόλη που ζούνε, μέσα από ένα ερωτηματολόγιο με 5 ερωτήματα. Από αυτά βγήκε ένας δείκτης ο οποίος βασίστηκε στις ερωτήσεις για τον χρόνο που δαπανάται που ψάχνει για μια θέση στάθμευσης, την αδυναμία να βρουν μια θέση στάθμευσης, διαφωνίες σχετικά με τις θέσεις στάθμευσης, τυχόν κλήσεις στάθμευσης που ελήφθησαν για παράνομη στάθμευση, καθώς και ο αριθμός των κλήσεων που έχουν λάβει.
Τα αποτελέσματα έβγαλαν αποτέλεσμα ότι ο μέσος όρος παγκοσμίως του χρόνου που δαπανάται για μια θέση στάθμευσης είναι 20 λεπτά. Η IBM θέλοντας να συμβάλει στην μείωση του χρόνου παρκαρίσματος, ανακοίνωσε επίσης ότι θα συνεργαστεί με την Streetline όπου μέσω ενός ασύρματου συστήματος που θα τοποθετείται σε κάθε αυτοκίνητο θα συλλέγουν δεδομένα σχετικά την χρήση των δρόμων και των θέσεων.
Αν θέλεις να διαβάσεις περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες ρίξε μια ματιά στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί. Thanks for the tip, Μπάμπη.
IBM Global Parking Survey: Drivers Share Worldwide Parking Woes
- 8,042 commuters in 20 cities on six continents surveyed
- Parking elusive worldwide; Over half report abandoning search for parking spot
- Chicago reports the least amount of tickets for illegal parking; Bangalore tops the list
- Drivers in New Delhi, Bangalore, Nairobi and Milan argue most over parking spaces
IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) first parking survey released today found that drivers in 20 international cities face a daily struggle in finding a parking space. In the past year, nearly six out of 10 drivers have abandoned their search for a space at least once, and more than a quarter have gotten into an argument with a fellow motorist over a parking space
In addition to the typical traffic congestion caused by daily commutes and gridlock from construction and accidents, reports have estimated that over 30 percent of traffic in a city is caused by drivers searching for a parking spot. Not only do inefficient parking systems result in congestion and increased carbon emissions, they also waste commuters’ time, lead to lost productivity and economic opportunities and can lead to inefficient city services.
Interestingly, IBM’s global parking survey showed that drivers in both developed and emerging economies face many of the same parking frustrations, regardless of where they live or their ranking in the recently released Commuter Pain Index. Drivers in Nairobi averaged 31.7 minutes in their longest search for a parking spot, and commuters in Bangalore, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris and Shenzhen all reported means significantly above the worldwide average. Seventeen percent of drivers in Milan and Beijing and 16 percent of drivers in Madrid and Shenzhen spent 31 to 40 minutes looking for parking.
In fact, over half of all drivers in 16 of the 20 cities surveyed reported that they have been frustrated enough that they gave up looking for a parking space and simply drove somewhere else. For example, nearly three out of four commuters surveyed in Shenzhen (80 percent), Beijing (74 percent), Nairobi (76 percent), Singapore and Mexico City (73 percent), and Madrid (69 percent) reported not reaching their intended destination because they gave up looking for parking. Conversely, respondents in Chicago (63 percent), Stockholm (62 percent), Montreal (58 percent) and Toronto (57 percent) rarely experience this frustration.
IBM compiled the results of the survey into its first-ever Parking Index that ranks the emotional and economic toll of parking in a cross-section of 20 international cities with the highest number being the most onerous. The Index reveals a wide range in the parking pain experienced from city to city. Chicago had the least pain when it comes to parking in the cities studied, followed by Los Angeles and Toronto. Here’s how the cities stack up:
The IBM Parking Index is comprised of the following key issues: 1) longest amount of time looking for a parking place; 2) inability to find a parking place; 3) disagreement over parking spots; 4) received a parking ticket for illegal parking and 5) number of parking tickets received. The cities scored as follows: New Delhi: 140; Bangalore 138; Beijing 124; Moscow 122; Shenzhen 122; Paris 122; Milan 117; Nairobi 111; Madrid: 104; Singapore 97; Mexico City: 97; Stockholm: 90; Johannesburg: 87; London: 86; New York City: 85; Montreal: 85; Buenos Aires: 80; Toronto: 77; Los Angeles: 61; and Chicago: 51.
“Clearly, drivers worldwide are facing frustration and pain, not only during the daily commute, but also when searching for a parking spot,” said Vinodh Swaminathan, director of intelligent transportation systems, IBM. “It’s easy to see how this parking ‘pain’ can impact productivity of citizens and economic opportunities in a city. The ability to combine transportation information being collected with a better understanding of their citizens’ parking needs can help cities not only better match parking supply with demand from commuters, but also better anticipate and avoid gridlock and make significant inroads to reduce congestion.”
- Globally, one in four (27 percent) respondents self-reported being involved in an argument with a fellow driver over a parking space within the last year. Drivers in New Delhi (58 percent), Bangalore (44 percent), Nairobi (43 percent) and Milan (37 percent) were the most vocal with each other over a specific parking spot. The survey indicates that the most mild-mannered drivers, at least when it comes to avoiding arguments about parking, are in Chicago (89 percent), Los Angeles and Stockholm (87 percent), Montreal (85 percent) and Singapore (83 percent).
- Nine in ten respondents in Madrid and Johannesburg reported that they had not received a ticket for parking illegally within the last year, significantly above the global average. Chicago, Los Angeles and Nairobi closely followed.
- Even though the majority of drivers in Bangalore (70 percent), Moscow (69 percent) and Paris (62 percent) said they had not received a ticket in the last year, they still managed to, on average, rack up the most illegal parking tickets — 9 (Bangalore), 8.5 (Moscow) and 7 (Paris).
- Globally, drivers have spent an average of nearly 20 minutes in pursuit of a coveted spot. African drivers averaged both the shortest and longest times searching for parking in the last year when compared to the other 18 cities — Johannesburg averaged 12.7 minutes and Nairobi averaged 31.7 minutes.
- Thirteen percent of drivers in Nairobi reported driving around for more than one hour for a parking spot within the last year. On the other end of the spectrum, citizens in Chicago (28 percent), Montreal (24 percent) and Stockholm (24 percent) fared much better, finding a spot in less than five minutes.
IBM and Streetline Address One of the Great Unsolved City Problems: Parking
Cities can use analytics to manage congestion, improve parking efficiency and makes it easier to find parking
ARMONK, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, – 28 Sep 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Streetline, Inc. today announced a collaboration to help cities of all sizes reduce congestion, better manage parking availability and resources and put information at people’s fingertips to find parking faster.
Combining information management and advanced analytics from IBM with data gathered from parking sensors and applications from Streetline will allow cities to make smarter and more timely decisions related to parking and their transportation systems. Officials will be able to use this Smarter Parking solution to better understand parking patterns so they can improve citizen services, optimize revenue and more effectively allocate city resources.
Around the world, commuters deal with the daily struggle of finding a parking space. In fact, experts estimate that this causes 30 percent of urban traffic congestion. A global survey of commuters in 20 international cities conducted by IBM found that in the past year, nearly six out of 10 drivers had abandoned their search for a parking space at least once and drivers have spent an average of nearly 20 minutes in pursuit of a coveted spot.
IBM and Streetline will help cities deal with some of the toughest transportation challenges they face around parking. In the future, insight from the historical and real-time data being gathered can help cities become more proactive in anticipating how parking and their transportation network interacts with other city services and plan accordingly from how it might affect economic development and merchant services to how to appropriately schedule mass transit to how best to plan around infrastructure projects or special events.
“Today, there is a massive amount of transportation data available that can help cities alleviate congestion and improve transportation services, such as parking,” said Gerry Mooney, general manager, global Smarter Cities, IBM. “It’s critical for cities to be able to turn this data into information and insight so they can anticipate and avoid situations that cause congestion, while simultaneously improving the services they provide citizens and businesses.” “Parking is one of those universal challenges that most people around the globe can relate to,” said Zia Yusuf, president and CEO of Streetline. “With this fully integrated offering, cities now have a turn key Smarter Parking solution that can produce tangible results and happier citizens.”
As the majority of the world’s population moves to metropolitan areas, key city systems, including city streets and transportation systems, are being strained to the breaking point. Additionally, vehicle emissions resulting from drivers looking for parking are so closely linked that a year-long study found that drivers in a 15 block district in Los Angeles drove in excess of 950,000 miles, produced 730 tons of carbon dioxide and used 47,000 gallons of gas searching for parking.*
The Smarter Parking Starter Kit, being announced today, is a pre-integrated solution that includes instrumentation, connectivity and intelligence. This solution is designed to help cities “get out of park” and improve parking services, optimize operations and help reduce congestion. By leveraging advanced technologies from IBM and Streetline cities will be able to:
· Provide real-time information to allow citizens and visitors to find parking more easily;
· Gather, analyze and act on information about parking resources and services to optimize revenue;
· Analyze real-time information to better model and anticipate problems to reduce congestion, more appropriately price parking based on demand and provide enhanced services to citizens;
· Integrate real-time information from on-street and off-street parking to enable collaborative decision making for rapid response to events, changes in parking availability and demand.
Streetline’s patented smart parking platform detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in individual parking spaces. This information is then made available in real time both to the city, as well as to consumers via Parker™ a free smartphone app via the iTunes Store or Android marketplace.
Using this real-time parking data combined with advanced parking analytics built on IBM Cognos, cities can then tap into this information to understand important factors including hourly occupancy, occupancy by block, parking duration, and trends by area.
Streetline was named the winner of the IBM SmartCamp World Finals and IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year in November 2010. Today’s announcement is the result of work Streetline has been doing with IBM’s Venture Capital Group to grow their business and uncover new ways to work together.