How business analytics can help you find that elusive parking spot
I’ve talked about Streetline before, and how their mobile app fits into the IBM Smarter City vision. By letting drivers know in real-time where to find available parking spots, Streetline not only takes much of the stress out of venturing into busy urban centers, but also can go a long way to improve congestion.
A by-product of this solution is a vast amount of traffic flow data – which a business analytics solution can dig its teeth into, unearthing invaluable traffic patterns and trends that can help cities with their traffic management:
The WSJ post points out that IBM engages with start-ups and venture-backed firms through its venture-capital group. It sponsors programs such as SmartCamp, through which the relationship with Streetline was developed.