HKT venture wins HK$600m deal to fix smart parking meters

Business | 20 May 2019 6:52 pm

Hong Kong Telecommunications and joint venture partner Flowbird have won a HK$682 million, 11-year contract from the Transport Department to install new generation parking meters.

The department said today, the new generation parking meter system is one of the Smart Mobility initiatives set out in the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong.

The new meters will support multiple payment means including remote payment through mobile applications, be equipped with vehicle sensors to detect whether a parking space is occupied, and provide real-time information to assist motorists in finding vacant parking spaces

The department said six companies had bid for the tender that closed on December 21.

The new generation parking meter system is one of the Smart Mobility initiatives set out in the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong. The new parking meters will support multiple payment means including remote payment through mobile applications, be equipped with vehicle sensors to detect whether a parking space is occupied, and provide real-time information to assist motorists in finding vacant parking spaces.
At present, some 9,700 parking meters accept only Octopus cards for payment. They are installed at 18,000 on-street parking spaces. These parking meters, which have been in use since 2003-04, will soon approach the end of their serviceable life and need to be replaced, the department said. 

 

 

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