Three companies progressed through the Parking Innovation Challenge, run by Transport for NSW in 2020. In this three-part blog series, we sat down with the people at the helm of these organisations to discuss the parking ecosystem, the innovation challenge process, and the exciting progress being made by each company.
Part 1 of our 3-part blog series. With Elizabeth Zealand, CEO and co-founder of Spot Parking, we discuss the main issues faced by customers in terms of parking, innovation in the sector, and the process of development involved in making Spot Parking what it is today.
There are many different use cases for our open data, including some very cool applications created by our community, so we’ve decided to share them in a regular blog post! Our first edition features everything from a Smart TV app to a NSW Transport COVID-19 Impact Dashboard and research on the impact of fuel prices on traffic flows and use of public transport. Cool, right?
It’s been a huge year for the Open Data & Innovation team at Transport for NSW. We’ve had over 50 data releases, 3 innovation challenges, and over 100 guests at our Open Data Day celebrations! Before we sign off for 2020, here are our highlights from the year that was.
If you’re a learner driver, you can now choose from 3 great digital log book apps that can completely replace your paper log book! These apps are officially endorsed by Transport for NSW, and come with many handy features to help you get the most out of your learning experience.
App developer Bernice (Xiaodan) Zhang entered her Chinese language app in to our Open Data Day Pitch Competition in March, and by September it was officially endorsed by Transport for NSW (TfNSW).
We’re going back to basics and covering off some open data fundamentals: the definition of open data, why it’s important, and where to go if you’d like to learn more. If you’re someone who doesn’t yet know much about ‘open data’, this blog post is for you!
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) holds several innovation challenges, which are open to the public throughout the year, in order to find innovative solutions for real world customer problems. Our innovation challenges vary from helping boaters navigate safely on our waterways, to digitising the paper based log book for learner drivers, or helping keep our clearways stay clear. Ideas and solutions come from a variety of industries and backgrounds, bringing new perspectives to the table.
In the last decade, we have seen open data policies geared at making open data transparent, accessible and available to the public. Today, we are seeing improved access to open data across the globe, giving organisations opportunities to innovate and solve problems. We can track our public transport in real time, find out which car park has available spots, and know more about our greenhouse gas emissions.