1. Implementation procedure
2. Implementation's characteristics
Mobile Parking, or m-Parking, is a convenient system that lets drivers pay for their city parking using their mobile phones.
In the nation’s capital, Tallinn, it has become the most widely used method of payment for parking.
When a driver parks, he or she sends an SMS to the system that includes the parking zone’s code. If police check the vehicle’s registration number in their database, they will see that parking has been paid. The driver sends another SMS when leaving.
At the end of the month, the cost of the parking is added to the driver’s mobile phone bill.
The system is used in both public and private lots.
Mobile parking is a fast and easy way to pay for parking in the districts of paid parking in five bigger Estonian cities (Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Viljandi and Kuressaare). Payments are included in the mobile phone bill and there is no need to fill in special parking forms. Mobile parking also enables to pay only for the actual parking time.
At present, the service is automatically activated for all contractual clients of the Estonian mobile operators. EMT has been providing M-parking service in Estonia already since 1 July 2000 and the service has achieved great success. M-parking service of EMT was one of the four nominees for the most innovative GSM Wireless Service at the GSM Association conference in 2001. It was also titled for ―Deed of the Year from the Association of Estonian Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies
INTRODUCED IN: 2000
- Drivers aren’t required to buy and fill in parking forms
- City governments save on parking meter infrastructure
The percentage of daily Estonian parking payments paid using m-Parking: 90%
Basic Principles of m-parking
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