Volume of traffic in cities
An incredible 30% of traffic volume in cities
arises because of the search for parking space. A single
search causes 1.3 kg of CO₂ to be emitted.
The parking space in your pocket
You waste nine months of your life looking for parking spaces. That annoyance is finally over.
- We don't need flying taxis or futuristic systems to shoot people through underground vacuum tubes to reinvent urban traffic. Sometimes a smart app is enough – for example, one that puts an end to bothersome parking space hunts once and for all. That's exactly what the new Park and Joy app does. The service, first launched in Hamburg in October 2017, helps you find and pay for parking spaces quickly and reliably.
That's not just a giant leap for you, but also for all mankind: if everyone books their parking spaces with the app, it could theoretically cut urban traffic by an incredible 30 percent. That's how much is the result of people looking for parking spaces, according to a recent study by APCOA Parking. Germans have to drive an average of ten minutes to find a suitable space. Italians need 15. If we assume that we have to find a parking space once every day and multiply it by 60 years, it means we waste nearly nine months of our lives looking for parking spaces, cover a distance equivalent to nearly three laps around the earth, and pay a whopping 30,000 euros in travel costs – not counting inflation. And the worst thing about it: we burden the environment with nearly 29 tons of CO₂ – per person, mind you. But that will soon be a thing of the past.
Better climate, better air quality, less traffic, more time. All with one app. Park and Joy is a major step toward a better quality of life in the smart city.