How that disrupts the parking value chain

Report
Digital parking
(and why it changes
everything)
5th May 2011
Harry Clarke
The development of parking
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The property era
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The attendant era
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The technology era
Analogue to Digital
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Analogue parking
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Distributed databases in paper form
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Typified by counter service
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Payment by cash
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Incrementally low set-up cost
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Bulk enforcement by eye
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Hugely process inefficient
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Unlinked to the mission
Digital parking
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Centralised computerised eligibility database
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Typified by self-service
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Largely payment card (or prepaid credit)
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Higher set-up cost
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ANPR Camera based
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Process efficient
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Integrates parking with the mission
All input channels must be VRM based
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Phone parking
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E-permits
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Virtual residents visitors
permits
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Shops/library payments
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Networked machines
How that disrupts the parking value chain
How that disrupts the parking value chain
Mo
Controlled stock and scratchcards
Snakes and Ladders
Going Down
Coming Up
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Enforcement contractors
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ANPR deployment companies
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Dumb parking machines
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System integrators
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Small players
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Big brands of national scale
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Bailiffs (in the long term)
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Output based tenders
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Directive tenders
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Lean organisations
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Individual Boroughs and
Districts
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Counties
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Corporate cashless solutions
The mobile phone is key to other changes too
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Will be how you pay to park
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Will be how you find parking
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Will be how you find fuel
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Will place offers before you based on
your parking
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Will be how you buy stuff
What’s driving this growth?
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Sheer usefulness of smart phones
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Our innate understanding of Sat-Nav
as a concept
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Wider availability of GPS in phone
handsets

Stronger and deeper links being
forged by the phone parking
companies
Geo-location is the most commonly used factor
in mobile marketing campaigns
And LBM is gaining pace
What does this mean for parking?
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The locus of control will change
as motorists become
empowered

The way you car parks are
marketed on the mobile internet
begins to matter

Growth of micro-parking

Prepare to compete for the
business of passing traffic !
The NCP iphone app / APCOA phone parking
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Driven by the information
from their network of barrier
controlled car parks
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Concentrates on the final
destination

Reinvention of the APCOA
brand as a technology
company
In the next 5 years…


20% of the number of CEOs
The elimination of the “serial
offender”
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Parking becomes part of the
“mission” of the journey
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Flexible tariffs (yield pricing)
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Co-ordinated dial-in error rate
to preserve enforcement
income
Summary
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There is a huge upheaval going on
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The public are ready and waiting
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Buy for the future items not for the past

Are your tenders written to buy from
enforcement contractors or technology
providers?

Buy on strategy not price

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