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Keywords related to the available technology.
Disability aid Disability parking solution Parking system

A reserved parking system that is access controlled through GPS communication and intelligence that can determine a smart phone’s position and automatically open a motorised barrier. The system will enable persons with disability to use any QPark parking space countrywide.

Relevant intellectual property protection in place for this technology.
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What is the technology owner looking for? E.g. collaboration, investment, sales, etc.
Collaboration Distribution Investment Joint venture Manufacturing Partnership Sales
Brief description of the technology’s market need.

QPark will protect the parking rights of people with disability and assist visitors who are unfamiliar with a city to find a map of available disability parking spaces reserved for them.

Brief description of the technology’s benefits.

The QPark system will prevent motorists from using parking spaces reserved for disabled persons. The app would allow visitors who are unfamiliar with a city to find a map of available disability parking spaces reserved for them.

The attributes of the technology that makes it unique.

The lack of designated parking bays for persons with disabilities is an increasing national problem. QPark is an innovative parking system solution for registered users.

The main idea behind the technology is described.

QSystems SA (Pty) Ltd CEO, Heinrich Williams, had to adapt to life in a wheelchair after contracting a bacterial infection which resulted in an abscess pressing against his spinal cord. Williams became frustrated with drivers who abuse designated disabled parking spaces and conceptualised QPark to resolve the issue.

The team and expertise behind the technology.

QSystems SA (Pty) Ltd CEO, Heinrich Williams, BTech Industrial Engineer, Currently busy with MBA, has a diverse technical background in Electrical to Mechanical Engineering.

The technology was developed by an organisation in the following sector(s).
Higher education
The industry(s) relevant to the technology. Which industries can benefit from this technology?
Health and social work Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus Manufacture of transport equipment
The technology area relevant to the technology.
Manufacturing IoT
The Technology Readiness Level of the available technology. For more information on the Technology Readiness Levels, please follow the link: Technology Readiness Levels
TRL 6: Experimental testing in real-world setting
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