Q&A with Paul Wright
Commercial Director, Flowbird Smart City UK Ltd
What does Flowbird do?
Flowbird is a global urban mobility specialist, offering end-to-end smart mobility, parking and EV charging solutions. We provide towns and cities with the tools to make mobility in urban areas simple, multimodal and environmentally friendly, and the ability to understand and manage this mobility. We operate in 80 countries and 4,500 cities, have 300,000 terminals installed globally, with a payment platform managing 300M banking transactions a year.
What are you showing at Parkex 2022?
This year we’ll be demonstrating Emission-based charging, our latest Park and Charge terminals, advanced Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera technology for barrier-free access and a charity machine dedicated to Macmillan Cancer.
What’s new or noteworthy about these features/technology?
Flowbird is committed to providing flexible, configurable solutions. For example, we will be showing how we can discount parking fees for Blue Badge holders with a terminal connected to EV charge points, and how we can upgrade the current install base.
Who are you looking forward to meeting at Parkex?
All customers are welcome, we have a wealth of experience in our team, both strategic and technical. If we don’t have the solution you require in our portfolio, we can definitely point you to a partner who does. The parking industry is facing its biggest ever challenges, both in terms of business models and user behaviour, and our experience and thought leadership is openly available to all.
What are you most looking forward to at Parkex 2022?
“There is nothing more rewarding and useful than connecting with industry peers to discuss the latest trends and emerging technologies. With over 60 years in the parking sector, we continue to identify and resolve the world’s changing mobility challenges”.