Car park systems company WPS is introducing its contactless payment technology to a site in Bournemouth.
In what is believed to be the first installation of its kind, WPS, has replaced the existing pay-and-display ticket-based system with its WPS ParkAdvance™ solution which it says “harnesses the power of the latest payment technology.”
When a customer uses their contactless cardat the point of entry a virtual ‘token’ is created, converting information from the card on a secure closed system; rather like TfL’s contactless system. When the customer comes to leave, a fee is calculated based on the length of stay and deducted from the card.
WPS says that for the busiest car parks with multiple entry/exit lanes like the Richmond Gardens site in Bournemouth, “the potential is enormous”.
Elaine Smith, Deputy Parking Services Manager at Bournemouth Council, says that WPS was chosen in a competitive tender, “WPS ticked all the right boxes in terms of being forward thinking and able to offer flexible payment options, something we recognised as being central to creating a long-term parking solution.