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KERB for Smart Cities

A smart parking solution for smart cities!

KERB is a smart parking solution for smart cities! KERB offers a zero-cost way to unlock tens of thousands of under-utilised parking spaces while freeing up the kerb-side for micro-mobility and for better use by the community. 

Over 4 billion (working population) people come into contact with the ‘kerb’ each day. They park, walk, eat, live, shop, and ride by the KERB. Because the kerbside is overworked, it is a city’s biggest barrier to becoming truly smart. A city can’t truly become ‘smart’ unless it has found a way to free up its kerb-side. 

City authorities everywhere struggle to solve the challenge of finding enough places to park vehicles – even though parking spaces take up, on average, 20 percent of a city’s footprint. But here’s the thing: Every vehicle driving the streets of any city has freed up a parking space somewhere else.  

KERB believes there is enough parking space in even the world’s busiest cities; all that space simply needs to be unlocked by leveraging existing infrastructure better. In cities today, 30 percent of emissions from road transport are caused due to traffic congestion instigated by people searching for parking. Providing better visibility and accessibility to off-street parking spaces allows citizens to plan their journeys in advance – and can even nudge them into making more environmentally conscious decisions – such as “park-and-ride” or switching to an electric vehicle because they can see their city has a fantastic charging network. Moving parking off-street is the first step to improving mobility through a city and to better access the kerbside.

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Increase off-street ROI through KERB's customizable booking & payment system​

No matter how simple or complex your car park configuration is, it can be recreated on KERB Bays™ in a matter of minutes. With KERB, you control pricing, availability and who has access to your car park and when.

The KERB platform is designed to automate and bring digital functionality to your existing car park infrastructure. KERB has very minimal CAPEX costs as it can work with your existing parking hardware and we have an open API for any software integration requirements. You will also significantly lower your OPEX costs because the KERB platform handles the entire booking, access, payment and invoicing process for all customers. Parking can be purchased by the hour, day, week or month, customers simply need to scan a QR code on arrival or have the KERB app on their phone to access the car park.

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Frictionless Access

Municipalities have their own access systems; private operators have other, disparate systems. Different gates, different booking processes and different payment options. KERB’s software and gate-opening device work with your existing car park gates and access systems to create an easy way for citizens to access any parking space in any city around the world. It takes only minutes to install and requires zero CAPEX outlays for car parks and low OPEX.

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Beyond Parking

As KERB adds additional information to its map of a city, and as it brings 3rd party services onto its platform – such as EV charging, car-sharing and parcel collection – KERB will be used by citizens right across the world beyond just parking. KERB plans to leverage this network of parking spaces for smart city services like city planning, route planning, EV charging, parcel drop boxes, car share programs, shuttle services and location-based marketing, just to name a few. In some cities, KERB will emerge as a fully localised ‘city app’. KERB is already localised for 600 cities, in 130 countries and is fully translated into 20+ languages. 

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Enable 'Park N Ride' in more places​

KERB adds supply to the marketplace where traditional parking structures are not an option. This is particularly beneficial around transport hubs where parking is often a deterrent for public transport. The empty driveways and small car parks that surround transport hubs are perfectly safe and convenient places for commuters to park their cars. Plus residents love that they can make some extra money from their assets.

Winners of the Toyota Mobility Foundation’s CATCH Challenge​

On July 1, 2021, KERB was announced as the joint-winner of Toyota Mobility Foundation’s USD1.5m ‘City Architecture for Tomorrow’ global challenge, ahead of 90+ technology companies and university research departments from around the world. Toyota’s objective: to drive intelligent data-driven, connected solutions towards more efficient, innovative, secure and sustainable cities.

 

The “mobility-for-all” solution, which KERB presented to the ‘City Architecture for Tomorrow’ panel of judges, is today being deployed in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a co-sponsor of the competition.

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