Flowbird uses Big Data technologies to launch innovative parking services. Its customers? Smart City oriented cities around the world.
Terminal at the centre of the Smart City
In these times of the Internet of Things, the Pay and Display terminal is a means to collect and process billions of data that make up the Big Data. It is completely different from the early parking meters and it has become a connected object that uses a cloud platform to supply a large amount of data that may be used to develop or improve numerous services.
OVER 130,000 OF THE 210,000 PAY AND DISPLAY MACHINES MANAGED BY FLOWBIRD ARE NOW CONNECTED.
Billions of data
Each week, 80 million people in the world use of its pay and display machines, half of which are already connected. Each year, 450 million credit card transactions are thus processed on the Flowbird servers and by its datacenter. Apart from those transactions, the Flowbird equipment must constantly process the billion of data being circulated.
OVER 1.3 BILLION CAR PARKING TICKETS ARE PERMANENTLY STORED IN THE DATABASE.
Standalone users in data analysis
And then there is the Flowbird customer dealing with these data, whose goal is to see the data collected, processed and above all used in the best way. The solution designed by Flowbird allows the customer to analyse the data on a standalone basis using a tool that lets customers navigate in the information and to better understand what the parking needs are in the city.
A CITY HALL EMPLOYEE CAN THUS SEE THAT, IN SUCH AND SUCH A ROAD, PEOPLE USUALLY ARRIVE AT 8.00/9.00 A.M. AND LEAVE AT AROUND 6.00 P.M., CALCULATE THE AVERAGE PARKING TIMES, THE TURNOVER OF EACH PAY AND DISPLAY MACHINE IN THE ZONE, ETC.
An intuitive and ergonomic portal
The ergonomics of the Flowbird Analytics portal is so intuitive that it just takes a few minutes to master. For example, an area of the city can be selected to update and access the related data. It is thus very easy to establish the habits of the residents.
NEW YORK, THE FIRST LARGE CITY TO HAVE ACCESS TO OUR PORTAL. 400 MILLION CAR PARKING TICKETS ARE STORED ON ITS SERVERS.
All that information in itself is a important source of wealth for Flowbird customers, but also directly serve the general public. Thus, the “Path to Park” app revolutionises the motorists from the outer suburbs of Paris: no more hours spent trying to find a parking place in vain! The app can use that data to predict the parking areas where people shouldn’t have to wait too long for a space and will show the user how to get there.
THE PATH TO PARK APPLICATION PICKS UP THE “GENERAL PUBLIC” AWARD AT THE 2015 BIG DATA FAIR.