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Confidential: Parking Map Will Make Intelligent Parking RER D

The Parisian start-up team of sensors parking lots of 8 stations to inform users in real time on the number of free places.

Uncertainty is the worst enemy of intermodality. This is what led ParkingMap to imagine its solution. The start-up observed that the many users who take their car to reach a stop of the RER D had a lot of trouble finding a place to park and that often they had to resolve to reach the center of Paris aboard their own vehicle.

The total cost of the test phase: 100,000 euros, 45% of which is supported by the region and the BPI

parking map then came up with the idea of designing a service capable of informing users in real time of the places available around stops. “We want to demonstrate the importance of this parking information in the multimodal travel chain. Parking is at the interface of travel by car and public transport, which makes it an essential lever for more sustainable mobility”, explains Henri de Laporte, President of ParkingMap.

Seduced by the initiative, the Ile-de-France region, with the public investment bank, allows the Ile-de-France company to experiment with the system in 8 key parking lots of the RER D, in Cesson, Moissy Cramayel, Lieusaint, Savigny-le-Temple, and Combs-la-Ville.

Concretely, connected sensors placed at the entrances of the relay parks, or at each place, count the inputs and outputs and send the information in real time by radio frequency to a local station, which then sends them back to servers. At the end of the process, the user knows in real time where he can park thanks to the smartphone application of the service.

parking map has already started implementing and testing counting technologies and will continue this summer with user surveys and mobile app development. The launch of the latter is scheduled for October 2016. In 2017, the start-up provides for a continuous improvement of the device and taking into account the first feedback. “This will be the opportunity to test in real conditions the influence of real-time information on the behavior of users,” says Henri de Laporte. The total cost of the test phase: 100,000 euros, of which 55% is paid by the start-up and the rest by the region with the support of the BPI.

With the 750,000 euros it raised in December 2015, the young tricolor does not stop there. According to his boss, this is only a first step: “With this experiment, we hope to validate the technology and then deploy it to the scale of the region, and more particularly of Greater Paris, but also in multimodal poles. province, or even internationally, with Europe as its primary objective. “


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