Intelligent Parking (IP) is one of the most used and fastest-growing urban solutions in the world. Shopping centres, airports, hospitals, car parks, and universities are examples of the entities that are now aware of the myriad advantages of automated parking technology. Part of the Internet of Things, IP offers the means to connect, analyse and automate data collected from devices.
Smart Parking features inexpensive sensors, live data and applications that enable users to check which parking spaces are vacant. The aim is to reduce the amount of time spent looking for a space by automating the process. Some IP solutions offer a complete package of services for large multi-storey car parks. These packages include online payments, car searching functionalities and parking time notifications. Smart Parking is a wise investment with many advantages for the owner and the user. Here are a few of the main benefits:
Users can quickly find a suitable vacant parking space, thus saving time, energy and resources. The car park fills up as efficiently as possible. It is important that the spaces can be economically used by commercial and business entities.
Improved traffic flow
Intelligent Parking reduces the amount of traffic and queues as fewer cars roam the car park looking for a space.
This also leads to lower amounts of pollution as fewer cars leave their engines running while looking for a space. Smart Parking significantly reduces engine drive time, thus helping to reduce emissions and effectively lowering the carbon footprint of the entity.
A pleasanter user experience
An IP solution makes the whole experience of using a busy urban car park much less stressful. Enhances features, such as online payments, location search, spot identification and time notifications combine to a destination arrival process that is smooth and effortless.
New Revenue Streams
Smart Parking is also associated with new revenue streams. Car park owners, for example, can introduce tiered payment options according to parking space location. Reward programs are another example of a revenue stream that can be integrated into IP solutions.
Ease of payments
Regular or occasional users can use their phones to make payments via apps. This could facilitate user feedback via customer satisfaction surveys and encourage loyalty.
Improved site safety
License plate recognition cameras can collate relevant footage to assist site security guards and police to highlight suspicious activity. Outside streets and car parks are also safer because fewer drivers are desperately seeking vacant spaces.
The analysis of real-time data
Over months and years, IP solutions can generate sufficient data to reveal interesting trends and patterns relating to users and spaces. The identification of trends is invaluable to city planners and owners who can use such insights to improve and alter facilities to the benefit of drivers.
Enhanced brand image
Integrated user experience can help to send the brand image of an entity into the stratosphere. Whether the intelligent car parking system is an airport, a school, or a corporate headquarters, visitors will never fail to be impressed with the improved convenience and cutting edge technology.
As can be seen by these nine key benefits, the implementation of a smart automatic car parking system would certainly be a sound investment for any civic organisation or business. Parking spaces are an on-going challenge across all cities and towns in the UK. As the UK’s population continues to grow, it is essential to use well-planned and convenience-driven parking solutions that can be implemented on a global scale – and this is where Advance Access can help.
Advance Access has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most successful IP solutions in the UK. We provide a range of state-of-the-art smart Parking and Revenue Control Systems. Our advanced IP car parking solutions offer fully integrated that feature bespoke world-class software and hardware developed by our team solely for the use of public and commercial parking projects.
We can manage all parts of your car park project from beginning to end with a complete service that will fully update your car park solution. Our service package includes the design, installation and hosting of your personal parking management system.
Advance Access are the recognized industry experts in the field of IP solutions and offer many features that will enable the intuitive functionality of your car park, such as license plate recognition, parking reservation, ticket-less parking, guidance systems and parking payment systems.
With over 20 years’ experience and a team of expert staff, Advance Access can help you bring your facility into the 21st century. Contact us today for more information.