Parking bay sensors

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Instructions for app developers

The ParkRight API provides real time availability on over 3,000 parking spaces around the West End and static data on over 40,000 parking spaces across the City of Westminster.

Empower your app or web site with live parking sensor data. Find out more and apply for an API key.

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Instructions for utility companies

Should parking sensors need to be excavated during roadworks (eg utility works), the sensors will need to be carefully removed and returned to the council for re-instatement.

Download instructions to remove and return bay sensors (PDF, 448KB)

'One-click parking' trial

Westminster City Council's Parking Team has been working with Appy Parking and Vodafone to test a new parking application incorporating the sensor data and innovative technology to enable 'one-click parking' for customers, making it quicker to pay.

The Appy Parking app connects to an in-car sensor developed by Vodafone (plugged into the car’s diagnostics port), which detects when a vehicle’s engine starts and moves from a parked position.

Once parked, the app uses GPS data to determine the motorist’s location, and the customer starts a parking session.  When the customer needs to move on, the on-board technology recognises when the vehicle leaves the bay and automatically stops the parking session.

The Department for Transport has recognised the potential for the technology and has granted funding to further develop the concept.

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Last updated: 22 May 2018
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