Cernusco sul Naviglio, a city with just over thirty thousand inhabitants on the outskirts of Milan, has chosen HUB Italia for an ambitious project involving technology and innovation to facilitate mobility. The HUB Italia team from Cologno Monzese worked side by side with the Municipality to cover 4 off-street and 3 on-street areas, for a total of 1663 parking stalls. The renewal of the technologies that regulate the parking areas also coincided with the arrival of a new manager, Tetris Easy Parking, which controls the pay car parks in Cernusco sul Naviglio.
Cernusco sul Naviglio, like many other towns around Milan, is faced with a twofold challenge; on the one hand to accommodate the parking needs of citizens who come to the centre to shop and go to work, and on the other to provide parking areas for those who decide to reach Milan via the underground stations of Cernusco sul Naviglio and Villa Fiorita.
To control and manage the off-street areas that use the ParQube range, JMS, the HUB web-based parking management software, has been chosen. JMS, in fact, allows to manage multiple parking areas with a single tool, from a single control room and can support the manager in every activity. In particular, 4 JMS Local - one for each of the areas - were used under a JMS Central that acts as a centralized control room.
Also with regard to roadside parking areas, JMS proved to be the perfect ally thanks to JMS OnStreet. The software makes it possible to consolidate all the payment data of the integrated parking meters, as well as the status data of each individual stall. The latter are collected via smart Intercomp sensors drowned in asphalt, which communicate with the software in real time.
The data originated by the parking meters and sensors are managed by a Virtual Connector that informs the operator if there are unpaid, expired or regular stops. In this way Tetris, which is in charge of maintenance, utilities management and 24h/24h video surveillance of the parking areas, can control the parking lots remotely, relieving the Municipality from these activities.
The innovations, however, do not only concern the management of parking areas from the point of view of the Municipality and Tetris, but also affect citizens. Thanks to JPass, HUB's mobile app for drivers, users can easily find, book, access, pay and exit parking spaces using their smartphone. And if they find they need to extend their parking time, they can do so from the comfort of the app, without having to go to the meter or use cash.
From spring 2020, it will be possible to access off-street parking areas without a ticket, thanks to payment via Telepass.
What Cernusco sul Naviglio has undertaken, as Mayor Ermanno Zacchetti states, is "a change of direction towards a more innovative system integrated with the city's future vision of mobility, transport and innovation in services, which will make technology and its applications tools to make parking easier".