On the occasion of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 which takes place in Barcelona, SEAT wanted to present a news related to intelligent mobility. A variant of the first SUV for the brand is the SEAT Ateca Smart City Car with some skills hitherto unknown. In this exemplary will have installed a series of systems that will serve to find parking with ease in the city.
This innovative technology works in conjunction with an application called Parkfinder, that has been developed by SEAT and MEMBERSHIP card, a company dedicated to urban mobility. It is dedicated to finding free parking and sends the data to the platform iCity of Barcelona. Starting from there, the driver can configure three different modes, depending on what you look at that particular moment.
You can choose between close to home, close to the office and a third way to measure. The main advantage is that the user may organize their preferences according to distances, prices and even by chance to find quick parking. Other inclidos functions are ‘ Find my car’, to know where you parked the car; or ‘ Last Mile Routing’, to travel on foot to the final destination.
Fabian Simmer, responsible for digitization of SEAT, said “in the main European cities around 30% of drivers making the rounds making it” looking for parking. It management is showed proud of that “the Ateca Smart City Car and the app Parkfinder us show the road to follow for reduce the time that intended the driver in the search of parking, with the consequent decrease of them emissions, noise and congestions of traffic in them cities”.