The overall hospital experience of patients and their families has many components — from the attitude of healthcare staff and technical quality of medical equipment to backstage elements like the efficiency of processes, communication, and some seemingly minor aspects that happen before and after the visit– the parking experience. A parking facility is one of the neglected elements that can impact the overall satisfaction of patients and visitors. So what defines a modern, innovative parking facility, and what does “smartness” stand for regarding structures like a concrete-made facility? …


This article was inspired by Safi Bahcall book entitled “Loonshots”[1] — discussing how new, widely dismissed ideas can be nurtured by startups and brought to the industry.

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The current covid19 crisis causes from one side extremely turbulent times for businesses but from the other side, it creates new opportunities for growth and accelerates new concepts. Adapting to changing customers’ needs and market realities can be utilized by agile organizations as an “Innovation Time”.

During the worldwide crisis, we are currently dealing with, when the company’s differentiating skills may become less competitive — the company needs to quickly develop and…


Companies upgrading IT systems, eSignature, eInvoicing, eDelivery, e-Identification, driverless delivery, 100% remote working and remote operations. Both public and private entities, challenged by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, morph into digitally-enabled organisations. One of the most heavily impacted by the pandemic sectors are transport and logistics. They undergo a rapid transformation in order to mitigate the widespread, severe consequences.

In the survey of supply chain professionals undertaken by the World Economic Forum [1] disruptions like pandemics, natural disasters, terrorism or military conflicts, cause significant disturbances in supply chains. …


Transport has always been a complicated space, but in recent years it is becoming even more complex. Each day we see new entrants in the smart mobility ecosystem. Adding to this online shopping and food delivery — they all compete for limited public space in the streets but also for a place to park. Even if they try to park for several minutes, it disturbs traffic movement. Cities are constantly being challenged on how to manage that new traffic efficiently. And here parking policy comes into the picture.

To address the problem of congestion, and accommodate the growth of the…


In recent years, we are witnessing the repurpose of the curb use to other than parking exploitation. Nowadays the curb, and the lane beyond it, is not only used by private car drivers, but also by ride-hailing and micro-mobility users, shared mobility companies, for EV charging and, increasingly, by commercial delivery services. Not only they are competing for the curb space, but also for the adjacent street space and, in case of micro-mobility, for the pavement.

The influx of new mobility users implies the urgent need to manage efficiently shared streets and shared curb usage. As urban traffic, pollution and…


Regardless of a mode of transport, parking availability is one of the crucial determinants impacting mobility choices. This is related to the matter of accessibility — allowing users to get easily to the preferred mode of transport then leave (park) it and switch to other mode in order to continue the trip. There is a growing interest in integrating bikes location data with city’s intelligent transport platform, as well as in using bikes as efficient last-mile transport for delivery services.

If availability of car parking induces travelling by personal automobile and in general car ownership, then availability of bike parking…


Transformational shift of urban mobility landscape requires innovative mobility solutions which will be able to overcome challenges placed on urban transport — higher demand and meeting environmental goals. Reducing greenhouse gases caused by the transport sector is one of the imperatives to avoid negative effects of climate change and improve urban air quality in line with the Paris Agreement.

Trends transforming mobility and parking

Behind the undergoing revolution in transport there are trends impacting mobility, and thus changing the role of parking. There are four main forces and technologies shaping the future of mobility: Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared vehicles…


Transport digitalization opens up new avenues and applications that have the potential to dramatically change the way mobility services are being delivered and how people move around the city. New tech-enabled transport can address problems posed by the first and last mile, increase accessibility for people living on the outskirts of the city and alleviate traffic caused by the next day parcel delivery standard.

Prevalence of mobile applications, sharing economy and new means of transport such as ride-hailing, shared cars, bikes or scooter platforms, are among social trends impacting mobility. Consumers are shifting away from private car ownership and fixed…


The race to become the world’s first Smart City has begun and is becoming increasingly more exciting with wider applications of disruptive technologies. It seems that the term „Smart City” is well-known and popular across various media, but is important to stress that the general idea behind this concept is to boost the quality and performance of urban services, reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with the city’s inhabitants. The technological background of this shift includes solutions such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart infrastructure, solving sustainability issues and smart mobility. …

Iwona Skowronek

CXO at NaviParking. PhD and Smart Growth advocate with a focus on emerging New Mobility Services enabling the transition to sustainable and low-carbon transport

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