The West Midlands is the first region in the UK to trial the concept of 5G-enabled identification of live kerbside parking availability. With the support of parking technology provider AppyWay, a series of trials took place on Stratford Road in Birmingham.

The demonstration saw a live HD street scan being captured from a vehicle travelling an agreed section of roadway. The footage was transmitted and processed via 5G networks to confirm parking availability in real-time to the AppyParking app.

By unlocking real-time availability parking data to drivers journey times, the flow of traffic and emissions levels can be improved. This opens up the potential for further applications and benefits to road networks.

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