More efficiency, better service City parking is changing. Paid-parking areas are expanding and more parking permits are being issued. Permit holders pay a regular fee for their permit and expect the parking pressure in their neighbourhood to decline. Visitors to the city also want more conveniences like pay-by-phone parking. Furthermore, citizens want their city government to manage things efficiently and keep costs low.

More and more municipalities are switching to digital registration of parking permits. This means that parking permits and temporary parking privileges are granted based on license plate registration thus no physical proof of a permit in the car is needed. This is already the case for pay-by-phone parking. It makes the management of parking rights significantly more efficient. But how do you monitor whether a given vehicle’s parking is paid for? After all, instead of checking only those vehicles that display no visible permit, you must now check every parked vehicle.

SCANaCAR is the solution. Depending on the area characteristics you can select what type of device to use. An average of 1500 vehicles per hour can be checked using the SCANaCAR ScanAuto making it possible to check vast areas in less time with less people. Smaller areas with higher density can be handled with the Scanscooter, ScanBike or the ScanPDA. The detection methods can be mixed depending on the characteristics of the area, and time of day. You can check more vehicles in less time. Parking enforcement costs much less and is far more efficient. This means lower costs and more time for other tasks, such as the enforcement for other violations. Also, preparedness to pay will go up, increasing the income of parking.

New SCANaCAR technologies give accurate occupancy rate data, useful for policy making and informing drivers about available parking spaces thereby reducing search traffic