Incorporated in late 2014, Play Time Media is a IOT + Computer vision technology company based in Mumbai. India has over 200m vehicles growing at 10.5% CAGR and we urgently need low-cost, scalable solutions that are relevant to developing countries like India.
With Get Parking we help vehicle owners find parking in real time or plan their trip based on expected parking availability. We also help businesses, government officers & parking service providers improve parking utilization, efficiency, security, monetization and experience.
"The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might think"
- Tom Vanderbilt, Why We Drive the Way We Do
Mobile devices offer a range of engagement possibilities. Growing device capabilities, faster networks, better software and UX for every need are creating digital netizens who spend several hours a day on their smartphones. Technological innovation, scale and an extremely competitive marketplace are pointing to the 'next billion' connected users. This is an attractive playground to which we want to bring exciting new products.
Veera Desai Industrial Estate
Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 053
How we play
Parking is a huge, unsolved problem..
Play TM is on a mission to sove the parking problem through Get Parking - an innovative and transformational product meant for vehicle owners as well as Governments, Businesses, Service providers & Smart cities.
Scale, Performance, Extensibility
Building large systems that can scale to thousands of concurrent users requires a well thought cloud platform strategy focused on high availability, scale,
reliability, security and performance. Our solutions are cloud enabled by default and we also use cloud services like computer vision, machine learning, contextual queries to extend the product/platform capabilities around specific use cases and customer problems
Even though IOT is a buzzword, the problems & use cases that IOT can transform cut across a large number of industries. Ecosystems like Arduino, Raspberry etc. have spawned countless makers that have built many innovative prototypes and products that we would not have imagined 3 years back. We combine IOT devices with smartphones to create exciting new experiences and possibilities. We judiciusly use edge processing and upload data to the cloud only when needed based on the use case.
Ubiquity of mobile devices, growing user diversity and internet usage have led to exponential growth of highly fragmented, multi-dimensional, unstructured data. The changing nature and sophistication of user needs have all led to a need for businesses to use data science, machine learning, predictive algorithms to stay relevant. Done well, this leads to useful analytics and important insights about leads, prospects, customer journeys and triggers that can provide actionable intelligence that helps businesses gain a competitive advantage in their marketplaces.
We have witnessed and experienced the transformative potential of smartphones over the last few years. We live in a world filled with Apps where there is an App for every need but it appears that there isn't a need for every App.
As a company, we are fully committed to solving the parking problem. Parking is a huge, growing problem that can only be solved through technology. We quickly realised that just making another Parking App would not solve the problem or be a suitable solution for all use cases, Our solution combines IOT devices like parking meters, camera systems that scan number plates and vehicles in real time, parking sensors and OBD dongles and finally a Computer vision backend (based on machine learning) with an App to solve parking for everyone and enable V2I/V2V/V2X communication for connected vehicles.
Every day, you face traffic jams, congested roads, high fuel prices, pollution, but a bigger, ever growing problem is parking!!
Did you know every year cars spend 8360 hours in parking. That's more than 11 months a year!! In 16 studies across 11 cities on 4 continents it was found that between 8 to 74% of the traffic was caused due to vehicles searching for parking!! But now you can overcome this huge problem of parking
With a Smartphone App called Get Parking
Get parking is your smart virtual parking assistant and the App helps vehicle owners
1. Find parking space in open parking, multi level car parks, pay & park garages, basement car parks, company and community car parks and in any designated parking areas
2. Locate your car from any of these parking spaces (Underground basements, multi-level car parks, open grounds) or just about anywhere
3. Setup or join carpools that work, make cashless payments for parking from your phone, drive-thru highway tolls, get an on-demand Valet, live your dream for a day by riding your favorite chauffeur-driven luxury car
4. Discourage parking violations, increase car security, know last location of stolen car, protect your vehicle & loved ones, reduce carbon emissions
5. For any large corporate company, corporate parks, they daily face problems like wrong parking, managing visitor parking etc. Get Parking solves this problem easily.