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Parking China 2022 to present the prevailing trends in smart parking

10 May 2022

Parking China will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 31 August – 2 September 2022 with the theme of “The Empowerment of China’s Smart Parking Ecosystem”. This year’s edition will showcase a wide range of advanced products and solutions following the latest trends within the smart parking industry. Renowned industry leaders will also gather to facilitate discussions on new technologies, and in the process generate business opportunities through networking.

Automobile sales is an important part of retail sales in China. With the growing economy and improvements in people’s living standards, there is a continuous rise in car ownership and an increasing demand for parking facilities in the country. This, combined with support from government policies and the ambitious expansion of companies means the future of the smart parking industry is looking promising. According to a recent report by the Qianzhan Industry Research Institute, the market is experiencing rapid growth with many smart parking facilities have been built in major Chinese cities. The market is estimated to grow at a steady rate of 20%, reaching USD 8.51 billion by 2027[1].

The latest insights help to capitalise on the growth of the market
To accommodate this market demand and take advantage of the business opportunities it brings, industry players will need to keep track of the latest smart parking trends to stay ahead of the competition. Parking China 2022 will therefore highlight the hottest industry topics, presenting an all-compassing array of the latest technological advancements within its product showcases and concurrent events. Some of the highlighted topics include:

  • City-level smart parking solutions
    Integrating internet, IoT, cloud computing, big data, payment system and other technologies can create a comprehensive parking system that eases traffic congestion and improves the parking experience. Parking solutions that are integrated with these technologies include fast parking guidance systems, real-time parking vacancy information and more.
  • New energy vehicle charging pile solutions
    The new energy vehicle market in China is booming, with the momentum ascribed to the Chinese government’s "carbon peak" and “carbon neutrality” goals and related policies. As an integral piece of infrastructure for new energy vehicles, charging piles will undoubtedly benefit from this continuing growth.
  • Intelligent bill & payment systems
    Road inspection vehicles and top/low views video pile technology are vital to the development of intelligent bill and payment systems. The former enhances the efficiency of car park management and can detect a range of illegal parking activities by using artificial intelligence (AI). The latter has a variety of applications, such as ticketless car park technologies, non-inductive payment and unattended parking. These will help to enhance parking facilities with internet-related technologies, a process known as “Internet Plus”.
  • ETC parking
    An Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system is a wireless and automated solution for collecting tunnel tolls without requiring a vehicle to stop at a tollgate. It is more time-saving in terms of financial management and more cost-efficient due to the cashless and paperless nature of the system. This cutting edge technology is likely to be widely applied in different areas of the parking industry.
  • Parking renovation in old residential areas
    Urban planning in old residential areas is yet well-established. New solutions are therefore required to overcome a number of parking-related challenges including a shortage of parking spaces in these areas. This may include providing new car parks, attracting investors to build brand new parking facilities, and integrating resources to make better use of idle parking spaces.

Parking China 2022 will once again be held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT), Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) and the Shanghai Smart Office Technology (SSOT) zone. Together, the four events will create a one-stop sourcing platform, encompassing the main areas of the smart industry ecosystem. An extensive range of products, technologies and forum topics will be covered, including 5G, AIoT, big data, smart offices, smart buildings, smart communities, healthy offices, energy conservation, home security and more.

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[1]“China’s smart parking market overview 2022”, April 2022, The Qianzhan Industry Research Institute, (Retrieved April 2022)