Even though most people refer to us as Hi!, our full name is Hi Tech Mobility and there is an idea behind it.
Hi! signals a friendly approach, but also refers to a level of quality and interest.
The word tech comes from the Greek word, techne. Techne means art, skill, craft or the way, manner, or means by which a thing is gained. The Latin word ars is actually bridging techne with the modern meaning of the English word art, which for most people is not the first word that comes into mind when they think about technology.
The word mobility originates from the Latin word mobilitas, which covers both speed and changeableness. In modern English one definition is the ability to move quickly and easily.
With this information Hi Tech Mobility works as a backdrop for Hi!.
Summed up we know how to develop and operate Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
ITS is often used as a term for the technology that improves the quality of transportation. Transportation is an important part of the mobility notion but has traditionally been limited to moving something from A to B. The latest extension, Cooperative-ITS (C-ITS), refers to systems that allow effective data exchange through wireless technologies so that vehicles can connect with each other, with the road infrastructure and with other road users. This definition is close to the modern definition many people have of mobility.
Parking plays a critical part in mobility cause it affects the time you spend in the car browsing for a spot or the time you spend on a bus or bike waiting for cars browsing for spots. Furthermore, the parking industry is facing several underlying shifts from:
- On-street to off-street
- Traditional parking operators to technology companies
- Physical gates to free flow
- Parking spot towards charging spot
- Ticket machines to self-service
- Privately owned vehicles towards car-sharing companies
- Human-driven vehicles towards autonomous vehicles
- Isolated business domain towards embedded mobility
For decades the parking industry has been divided into two categories, on-street parking and off-street parking. The parking management system, Sesam, disrupted the off-street parking market in Norway last decade by introducing pay per use recurrent payment based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR).
With nearly ten years of development and operations in roadside and central system we have one of the most comprehensive off-street parking management systems available, and we are ready to take on free flow charging of autonomous vehicles operated by car-sharing companies. Paradoxically one of the answers to the mobility challenge is to handle parked vehicles in an optimum way.
Please visit the blog section to read more about how we strive to simplify everyday life for facility owners, parking operators and end-users.