Hobart City Council in Tasmania, Australia, has selected Smart Parking to install 2,100 in-ground parking sensors across the city by next year.

As part of this initiative, the council has awarded A$800,000 ($605,920) contract to the Australian car parking solutions provider.

Smart Parking will partner with Australian Parking and Revenue Control for the ­installation of the integrated parking system across the city.

The new system features in-ground parking sensors, which are designed to detect the arrival of the vehicle and notify parking inspectors electronically if the motorist exceeds parking time limits.

Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey wrote in her Lord Mayor’s message: “The new metres are ­customer-friendly and will take payment by a mobile app, credit card and cash.

“The new metres are customer-friendly and will take payment by a mobile app, credit card and cash.”

“The mobile device app will allow for a reminder to be set to help avoid parking fines when the metre expires. Installation of the equipment is expected to commence in early 2018.”

Salamanca Place, Dunn Place, Condell Place and Leroy Street car parks will use the new parking system, while the voucher ­machines at the Domain and Regatta Ground will be retained.

The company noted that the parking sensors were rolled out after they passed through an extensive testing at Hobart’s Central Business District (CBD).

Introduction of parking sensors across the city is said to have resulted in an increase of parking fines.