HKT wins smart parking system contracts

Hong Kong operator HKT has secured HK$680 million ($86.6 million) worth of contracts to design, deploy and manage a new-generation smart parking meter system in Hong Kong.

The two contracts with the HKSAR government's Transport Department will see HKT deploy a mobile app enabled parking meter system as part of the government's Smart Mobility initiative.

The system will use vehicle sensors to detect the occupancy of parking spaces and provide real-time information on parking vacancy for motorists. It will also allow users to pay parking fees with multiple payment methods, including credit that can be topped up to the app remotely.

In addition, data from the system will be collected ad provided to the Transport Department to conduct parking analysis. The new parking meters will gradually replace existing meters in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories by early 2022.

HKT's contract includes the design, development and implementation of the new parking meters, as well as management, operation and maintenance of the system.

“At HKT, we are very committed to helping accelerate Hong Kong to become a smarter city and empowering digital transformation for enterprises,” HKT Commercial Group managing director Tom Chan said.

“We have been investing on advanced ICT and digital solutions in the last five years. We will continue with our dedication to develop innovations with latest technologies to empower the development of Hong Kong.”

First published in Computerworld Hong Kong https://www.cw.com.hk/it-hk/hkt-to-deploy-smart-parking-system-for-hong-kong  

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