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SIMON for Europe

SIMON for Europe

The challenge:

EU brochureIn the European Union (EU), a disabled parking permit allows partial or total exemption from charges or penalties associated with the parking of a motor vehicle used by a badge-holder, and shows entitlement to use of dedicated parking bays and off-street parking (where they are provided). The concession extends in some places to partial or total exemption from tolls or general prohibitions on where a vehicle can be driven. Since 2000, all general disabled parking permits in the EU have been standardised to a common style and blue colour, leading to the officially-used designation “Blue Badge”.

Nevertheless, the different national (or even local) regulations make difficult the effective and satisfactory use of the EU badge. The lack of a common technological approach makes also difficult to fight against fraud situations, which is a common concern for most countries.

EU Parking Badge

The solution:

Targeting several of the European key challenges, the accomplishment of SIMON leads to a number of benefits contributing to the policies, targets and guidelines established by the European Union as well as to National policies of the participating Member States, while creating synergies with the different proposed initiatives and policies. SIMON was conceived as a project able to integrate mobility related services to improve the mobility for those with impairments within the existing conventional intermodal mobility schema. From the be-ginning of the project, transferability has been a challenge that has been kept in mind in the design and deployment of the project concept, from the architecture to the distributed services.
One of the main innovations achieved in the SIMON project has been the proposal and demonstration of a technology necessary to be incorporated to the EU parking card for disabled, to reduce and prevent the risk of fraud. You can read more about the proposed model and download the Specifications for an IT EU parking card.

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SIMON Mobile on Google Play

Simon Mobile on GooglePlay

Download Simon Mobile on GooglePlay

SIMON Mobile on the App Store

Simon Mobile available on the App Store

Download Simon Mobile on the App Store

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