On June 10, a proposal for a web and mobile geolocalization application for parking spaces for people with reduced mobility won an award at the StartUp4Cities event.
This initiative was promoted by Fundetec and the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI). Its objective was to showcase proposals by small technology companies that simplify the management and promotion of smart cites.
The winning proposal, known as DisabledPark, was based on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in urban development to improve the quality of life for citizens.
The co-founder of DisabledPark, Ana Puertas, said: “There are 250 parking spaces for people with reduced mobility promoted by nearby businesses. Now people can use their mobile device to locate them,and park in them.”
The app’s success at the StartUp4Cities event could be extended to other cities, and it could be used not only to detect free spaces but also to provide other services.
In addition to DisabledPark, the first edition of StartUp4Cities showcased several other great proposals. Trazeo School Paths is a mixed mobile-web development that facilitates the organization of community school routes. Meanwhile, Ecomesh put forth a proposal for the development of hybrid solar panel installations in municipal pools.