On June 5, 2019, we celebrate World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is air pollution and what can be done to reduce it. This is a goal that Cleverciti strives to accomplish every day, as it is a core part of our mission to make the world a healthier, cleaner place.

While multiple factors are responsible for things like climate change and global warming, transportation is known to be a significant contributor to the greenhouse gases emitted on Earth each year. For example, drivers spend an average of 17 hours each year looking for a parking spot, which adds up to an estimated $345 per driver in wasted time, fuel and emissions, according to a 2017 USA Today article.

But this can be changed with smart parking technology. At Cleverciti, we provide comprehensive technology solutions for clever parking management that enable drivers to spend less time searching for an available space and therefore reduces the impact on the environment.

From overhead sensors monitoring outdoor and on-street parking spaces, to intelligent analysis about driver behavior, to state-of the-art displays, and now, the Cleverciti Card, Cleverciti is the first step in ensuring a sustainable and hassle-free parking experience. Cleverciti is also the only parking solution provider to offer parking operators the ability to augment smart parking by adding capabilities for communications and out-of-home media engagement that generate additional revenue.

This kind of clever parking technology can help create a more sustainable urban life in cities. But municipalities are not the only entities looking to be more green. Organizations of all shapes and sizes, including shopping centers, office spaces and airports, are aiming to incorporate a wide range of intelligent solutions into their infrastructures to reduce emissions and their carbon footprint.

For instance, Cleverciti provides Clever Parking solutions to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a premier European commercial real estate company that specializes in large shopping mall spaces. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, who is known for their customer service experience, installed Cleverciti smart parking technology at their shopping center Ruhr Park to not only improve the entire guest experience for their 12 million annual visitors, but also reduce their impact on the environment.

As companies and cities alike are starting to understand their role in making our world a better place to live, Cleverciti is proud to be a part of the change we can hope to see on World Environment Day on beyond. By providing reliable data to intelligently guide users in the “parking jungle,” we allow drivers to make clever decisions, save time and reduce negative effects on our environment.