Thursday, 24 November 2016

Smart phone app designed to help disabled people find empty blue badge parking spaces being trialled in Reading

A smartphone app designed to help disabled people find empty blue badge parking spaces is being trialled.

Sensors have been placed in 70 disabled bays in Reading which will detect when vehicles are occupying the designated spaces.

These will then send updates on vacant spots to the app users' mobile devices.

The EU-funded project, called SIMON, is also being piloted in cities in Spain, Portugal and Italy.  Read on.