Smartworld signs EkkinoLab for parking solutions

Published: 11 June 2018 - 3:05 p.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Smartworld has signed an agreement with Poland's EkkinoLab to provide its range of parking and office solutions to customers in the UAE.

Under the agreement, Smartworld, a joint venture company between Etisalat and Dubai South, will provide the NaviParking and NaviWorkspace solutions to promote the development of smart cities in the region.

The NaviParking solution enables ‘Park-&-x' services, such as park-and-ride and park-and-shop to serve sectors including transportation, entertainment, hospitality, free zones and aviation. The solution provides a mobile to app to navigate users to parking spots within the customer's facility. This allows for parking services to support schemes such as Park&Fly for people using airports, Park&Ride for public transport links, Park&Charge to locate electric vehicle charging stations and so on.

The platform is also open to enable integration with City Open Data and third-party providers, to support expanded services.

NaviWorkspace is an extension of NaviParking, which provides users with office and work services, based on LED smart lighting positioning technology. The NaviWorkspace app allows users to access services such as time & attendance check in, meeting room bookings, office navigation or locating colleagues.

"Smartworld is honored to partner with EkinnoLab for this unique initiative, which will cater to the rapidly-rising demand for smart city solutions. With this initiative we reaffirm our commitment to support the UAE leadership's vision to make the UAE, a smart country," Abdulqader Ali, CEO of Smartworld.

"The strategic partnership with Smartworld having a strong foothold on UAE market is a milestone and a distinction for our company. With fluctuating customers' needs and growing popularity for on-demand services, businesses integration is crucial to remain dynamic and keep up with emerging technology trends. Leveraging Polish expertise in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, we aim to jointly develop comprehensive Smart City solutions for Emirates, tailored to exceed customer needs," said Marek Stawinski, Founder of EkinnoLab.

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