MiPermit digital permits to be used in Bristol
Chipside has recently signed a contract with Bristol City Council to roll out its MiPermit system in the city. MiPermit will enable residents and visitors to buy, manage and renew permits online rather than going through a paper-based process. Not only will this make it easier and more convenient for anyone buying a permit, this is another example of Bristol using innovative technology to consolidate its leadership in Smart City initiatives.
Paul Moorby, CEO of Chipside, comments, “This is an important project with Bristol City Council and will help in the drive for Bristol to be one of the UK’s most connected cities. This contract also strengthens MiPermit’s position in the South West.”
Bristol topped Navigant Consulting’s UK Smart Cities list in 2017 and beat 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 on 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 testbed to develop disruptive solutions to city challenges.
“The diversity of the issues tackled through smart city technology is an indication of the potential of connected public services to improve residents’ lives,” continues Paul Moorby. “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.”
Chipside works with around 160 local councils across the UK to deliver digital parking and permitting services.