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Save-a-Space Parking Technology Comes To Guildford – Volunteers Wanted For Trial

Published on: 19 May, 2016
Updated on: 21 May, 2016

SAVEASPACEA new app-based, pre-bookable parking and payment technology is being trialled in Guildford from Saturday (May 21) for the next few weeks.

The development of a cloud-based app, called Save-a-Space, has reached the final stage; and the company behind it, Accelogress, which has a base in Guildford at the Surrey Technology Centre on the Surrey Research Park, is calling for volunteers “to take part in trialling the exciting new service”.

Those signing up for the trial will save up to 15% on parking in Guildford town centre at three car parks across the town, every Saturday for the next few weeks.

Save-a-Space will enable users to reserve a parking space and will also navigate to the car park using the quickest routes, as well as showing the walking time to the destination.

Those registering their details will receive a list of FAQs and an information pack which will answer any queries about the trial and getting started.

Accelogress believes that the app will be ideal to help busy people find a parking space easily on busy shopping days in the town centre. The use of the app will also take away the uncertainty of not quite knowing how much to pay for parking.

Accelogressis part of a network of innovative start-up companies supported through the SETSquared programme.

The app is free to download. You can register by clicking here.

Save-a-Space technology was a recent finalist in the BT Infinity Hub SME awards in the Smart Cities Categories.

For more information visit www.save-a-space.com or register here and be “the first to use this new hassle-free parking technology”.

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test 7 Responses to Save-a-Space Parking Technology Comes To Guildford – Volunteers Wanted For Trial

  1. Martin Elliott Reply

    May 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Whilst you state above that there will be savings of up to 15% on parking fees, there is no mention of this, or any costs on the registration website.
    GBC did promise as well that this scheme was fully funded.
    Since credit card phone payment in general costs an extra 19p, I hope the information pack will include a better explanation of what fees will actually be.

  2. Jim Allen Reply

    May 20, 2016 at 8:34 am

    So app technology comes to parking.

    Those ‘up’ on the technology can save themselves a parking space when they don’t need it, blocking spaces from others using it.

    And the pensioners who simply want to drive and park are disadvantaged.

    Not every one can use an ‘app’, nor can everyone can understand high technology telephones and should their use in a ‘driving function’ be encouraged?

    Will there be a friendly voice speaking English as a first language on the end of a phone line for those who do not have the ‘app’ ability…. who wants to save a parking space?

  3. Ian Goodwin Reply

    May 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I tried this new technology last weekend in Guildford and it made my shopping trip stress free and easy.

    I did not have to worry about having the right change for the pay and display machine or finding a parking space. Give it a try.

    It cost £2.30 to park for two hours and on another trip £4.30 for four hours.

  4. Dave Middleton Reply

    May 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Pray tell, how exactly will this system reserve you a pre booked space in a public car park such a Millmead?

    What’s to stop someone else parking on “your” space between you booking it and your arrival?

  5. Chris Venables Reply

    May 21, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Are the trusting guinea pigs indemnified against parking fines if the system crashes?

  6. Bernard Parke Reply

    May 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

    This seems to be an interesting idea, but do we really need to encourage cars into the town to add to the congestion when we have an excellent park and ride system.

    In fact the underused Onslow Park and Ride could use a few more customers.

  7. Martin Elliott Reply

    May 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    It seems you pay in advance for your reserved space and have to give 12 hours notice to cancel.

    Only three private/contract car parks are in use, Saturdays only, towards the outside of town.

    I haven’t seen any way to extend the booking if required.

    Despite what is said in the article, the trial still appears to end on May 23. Seems I missed it. Where was it publicised last month? Certainly not in GBC news.

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