Saba is a key player in the building of Smart Cities and works towards a model of sustainable, equitable and efficient urban mobility, in which the car park is a socially aware and environmentally friendly service hub integrated into the mobility policy of the city. An infrastructure that makes the advantages of strategic locations and facilities which are open 24 hours a day to serve the city, functioning as an agent that is fully integrated into the policy and the chain of mobility of the city and coordinated with all other means of transport.
The efficient management of mobility encouraged by Saba enables us to face up to this reality, eliminating heavy traffic and encouraging smart point-to-point journeys that optimize the route, which would then only contain vehicles in transit. Also, the commitment to electric mobility – Saba has installed 144 electric charging stations in 36 car parks throughout Spain – and different modalities of sharing, not an option for the future, but as a reality today.
Companies must advance at the same pace as society, adapting themselves to an ever-changing environment, and car parks are no exception. We believe in the idea of Smart Parking, a vision that goes beyond infrastructure towards an ecosystem of associated services that enrich it and the people who use it. We think of facilities as places where different means of transport coexist – for private and public use – but above all, in a dynamic and connected environment which promotes intermodality and provides a space for new uses of e-commerce and microdistribution. Connectivity is essential for this, an element in which Saba has invested 1 million euros, providing more than 43 car parks with 3G technology, scalable to 5G, to boost the expansion of existing added-value services.
In Barcelona, several car parks serve as small warehouses which enable the distribution of small the distribution of small goods using unipersonal means of transport. This so-called “last mile distribution” provides benefits to mobility and the environment. In addition to that, the company has e-commerce lockers available in about 20 Saba car parks to collect or return purchases made over the Internet, taking advantage of the unbeatable locations of the car parks. The service reduces traffic in the city centre and pollution.
In the same line, Saba continued to work towards the digitalization of its business, promoting the sale of products that are 100% digital and taking de the new e-commerce web model outside Spain. The future will be increasingly digital and connected, and opportunity to turn car parks into service nodes that are always available to citizens.