Published: November 30, 2015 | Singapore
Continental has introduced Park&Go @SG, a smartphone app that helps drivers in Singapore to efficiently search for currently available parking spaces. For this purpose the app uses data on parking occupancy of large retail-, commercial- and government- buildings and car parks of the Housing & Development Board (HDB) in Singapore. The app includes a digital map and a navigation system allowing drivers to navigate to available parking spaces. The app also provides forecasts regarding the availability of parking spaces and a text-service informing the driver on arrival about the price of the selected parking space.
With these functions the app offers an important approach to minimize traffic density resulting from drivers looking for parking spaces. The app is being developed together with the Singaporean government organization A * STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) and a research organization of the technical University Munich in Singapore (TUM CREATE). Drivers can download the app for free for android smart phones.
Using the Park&Go @SG app lets drivers find available parking spaces in commercial and residential areas, where normally traffic congestion prevails and only limited parking spaces are available.
A version for iOS is planned for the coming months. In line with Park&Go @SG, Continental also announced the launch of the Continental Backend Platform, the backbone of the mobile app. The backend application ecosystem was developed by Continental’s Interior Division to serve the company’s overall backend requirements for the “Connected Car”, as well as generic requirements for other connected applications.