Thanks to Mark we have a different type of article today about how a company can use a car park management services provider (source of information) to increase their business profit with little outlay, I like to diversify the the type of post that goes on my blog so here we go…
One of the dreaded things that almost all drivers experience is the hassle of parking. It gives terrible misery to drivers in the United Kingdom. You do not only waste your time roaming around finding a place to park your car but also wasting money and effort in particular. Based on the studies conducted by the British Parking Association, motorists spend an average of 5.9 minutes looking for parking space on a single drive every day, approximately four days a year used looking for parking spots which could have been used for more productive days. We are not yet talking about London drivers who spend eight minutes daily finding the perfect spot for their car.
The government has already spent millions on finding a solution to this problem. In 2014, a solution came through a technology introduced by Parkopedia. This technology informs motorists nearby the availability of parking through real-time data sent by installed anti-slip sensors in parking space bays to the main system and through an application and electronic signs around an area. As of writing time, sensor-based parking is already becoming a norm in the United Kingdom.
While other companies made a built-in vehicle technology in which it offers park assistant technology that helps the drivers to park easily. Innovators are looking forward on the year 2023 in which autonomous cars will eventually hit the roads and will know how and where to park themselves smoothly.
Since the introduction of new technology for providing aid in car park management, other private businesses have made and are still making different approaches to alleviate the suffering of drivers in parking. The following are some of the examples that companies which help in car park management offers:
Traffic wardens – are uniformed wardens you can trust to regularly patrol your vehicle. There are companies who offer 24 hours patrol from traffic wardens if necessary. The wardens are equipped with digital cameras, GPS tracking equipment, and handheld PCs. They can also issue dedicated parking permits to you and to your friends and family whom you allowed to use your vicinity. Traffic wardens have the authority to issue a parking charge notice for any disobeying car drivers.
ANPR or Automatic Number Plate Recognition – a technology in which can recognize and read vehicle registration plates that can help in monitoring a car’s time using a parking space and its exit. If the car exceeds the amount of time he should stay in a space, the driver will be issued an excess parking charge.
Car Park Signage – are being offered to by companies also. They provide and install them in your own spaces. Example of Car Park Signage: Maximum stay is for 1 hour only.