The ticketless parking payment systems company Veri-park, has launched an advanced vehicle counting technology which removes the need for onsite computer hardware.
Data is securely transmitted by Veri-park’s new system via the cloud to variable message signs to give drivers up-to-date and accurate information on the availability of car parking spaces, which it says will help local councils improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, and minimise pollution and journey times.
Andy Hiddleston, General Manager at Veri-park (which is a brand of SWARCO), says that car parks located within a local council’s jurisdiction typically rely on an onsite PC or server to receive and transmit information, but these can be costly to install and maintain. “Veri-park’s solution, which consists of loop counting detection at car parks’ entrances and exits, removes the need for onsite hardware,” he said.
“Data is transmitted to a centralised and offsite cloud-based server hosted by Veri-park. The data is standardised into Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) format, the technical framework used by local councils, before transmission back to the relevant council for uploading onto VMS.”