The project will initially kick off as a three-month pilot programme.
Soon, motorists will be able to identify and reserve parking lots through their mobile phone, thanks to the artificial intelligence enabled Sharjah Smart Parking.
The Sharjah City Municipality has announced its collaboration with digital transformation catalyst Evoteq for a new artificial intelligence solution that will significantly enhance the emirate’s parking management system.
The initiative will employ AI to provide parking spots that could be booked through mobile phones. As part of their agreement, both the entities will be exploring smart transport platform solutions for driver behaviour, traffic congestion and parking.
Utilising AI and smart applications, “Sharjah Smart Parking” will allow citizens and residents to identify and reserve spaces in sensored parking lots through their phones. Parking spaces will be classified with special categories such as VIP spaces. The project will also be introducing ‘Priority Parking’ for urgent parking for the first time ever in Sharjah. Payment for “Priority Parking” will be set to encourage drivers to use these spaces responsibly and only in relevant cases.
Thabit Salim Al Turaifi, director-general of the Sharjah Municipality, stressed the civic body’s keenness to enhance its offerings and services according to the highest standards through digital transformation. He confirmed that this will help provide easy and efficient services.
The project will initially kick off as a three-month pilot programme to measure success and ease of usage before being widely rolled out across parking lots in Sharjah.
Jihad Tayara, CEO of Evoteq, said: “We are honoured to partner with the Sharjah City Municipality to provide its leading expertise in digital transformation and new ICT technology. As a trusted partner, we are developing solutions that will establish Sharjah as a leading digital economy and smart city.”
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