North-East UK based Grid Smarter Cities have won the ITS UK ‘Innovative App award’ for creativity and outward thinking for their Intelligent Kerbside Management solution, Kerb.
Kerb is a patented, real-time Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution for cities. Kerb allows commercial vehicle operators to opt to book and pay to park/load unload on previously unavailable kerb space in high density, urban areas or to extend loading periods in time restricted locations.
Glen Davies, Transport & Logistics Director at AtoH, nominated Grid Smarter Cities for the award and explained “I nominated Grid Smarter Cities for the ITS Award because I believe their solution has the ability to dramatically benefit urban logistics operations whilst reducing road risk, air pollution and congestion. I’m thrilled that they have won, it’s a fantastic achievement.”
On receiving the award, Neil Herron, Founder and CEO of Grid stated “It’s an honour to be recognised by ITS UK and receive validation for the Kerb Intelligent Kerbside Management solution, which we believe will help transform how deliveries are made in cities, optimising kerb space, reducing congestion and improving air quality. Thanks to all those that have helped us get to this point – we have a very exciting future ahead.”
After a successful proof of concept, the Kerb solution was awarded Innovate UK funding in 2017 for a 18 month “First of a Kind” project, with Grid Smarter Cities now deploying the Kerb solution in various boroughs across London, the UK, Ireland and Internationally throughout 2018 and 2019.