Chipside, a provider of parking and traffic management IT to more than 160 UK local authorities, has won a contract with Bristol City Council for MiPermit digital permits.
The contract will enable Bristol City Council to deploy up to two million digital permits a year through Chipside's MiPermit system - enabling city residents and visitors to buy, manage and renew permits electronically.
Paul Moorby, founder and CEO of Chipside, said: "The diversity of the issues tackled through smart city technology is an indication of the potential of connected public services to improve residents' lives. I look forward to introducing our MiPermit technology to the city and seeing the system's capabilities and efficiencies positively impact Bristol's residents and visitors to the city."
Bristol topped Navigant Consulting's UK Smart Cities list in 2017, beating Barcelona, Dubai and New York to win the Smart City Award (Judges' Choice) at the GSMA's 2018 Global Mobile Awards (The GLOMOs). The award provided global recognition on how Bristol has raised the bar in defining the smart city of the future. With central government funding from the Smart Cities Agenda, the city's 'Bristol is Open' initiative now offers innovators a test bed to develop disruptive solutions to city challenges.