SEAT will present a future concept of the SEAT Ateca with Smart City Connectivity, called Ateca Smart City Car, which is able to collect information from its surroundings using tracking sensors and share it with other users via the Parkfinder app.
This app has been developed by the company and CARNET – the research and innovation hub set up in Barcelona. Through an agreement reached with the Barcelona Council and Cellnex Telecom, this pioneering project enables the SEAT Ateca Smart City Car to transmit information on available parking spaces to the city of Barcelona’s iCity platform.
At the same time, this server distributes the information to the Parkfinder app and displays their location to urban drivers on a map.
According to Fabian Simmer, SEAT’s Chief Digital Officer, “nearly 30% of traffic in major European cities involves drivers looking for a place to park. The Ateca Smart City Car and the Parkfinder app display the most convenient route to follow to reduce the time spent looking for a parking space, with the subsequent reduction of emissions, noise and traffic congestion in cities”.