The construction on Qatar's first smart automated parking facility, is progressing at Grand Hamad Street, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported.

Spread over an area of 5,121sqm, the building provides 600 parking lots, several shops and office spaces. The parking facility is meant to resolve parking woes in the area and considered a step towards achieving the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV) in line with the Transportation Master Plan for Qatar 2050 (TMPQ).

The smart parking building will be environment-friendly with its sustainable design and shape that combines innovative technology to use low-impact materials to reduce emissions and reduce energy consumption. Also, the building will have an exterior design of a green plants covered wall to reduce pollution and temperature.

The smart parking system is based on a multi-storey platform allowing to move cars between levels using a special lift. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Municipality is implementing a Smart Parking project that provides users with information on available parking spaces and allowing them to find and reach parking spots using their mobile phones.

The launch of the Smart Parking service is part of the five smart sectors included in the Smart Qatar Programme (TASMU). The Smart Parking Service contains parking spaces in adjacent parking lots on vital roads and areas, such as Corniche and West Bay in addition to parking spots in Souq Waqif, Al Bidaa Park, Corniche, Gate Mall, Lusail, Msheireb and others.

Earlier, a Ministry of Municipality official told Qatar TV that the sensors are functional with approximately 3,021 parking spaces in various regions.
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