Giving cities a new way to manage parking

September 7, 2017

All year long, historical towns and streets in Europe are bustling with locals and vacationers who take time off to enjoy the sights. Parking on and off the streets fills to capacity and cities and their parking officers struggle to keep up with demand.

They look for ways to provide outstanding service and help staff do more, without stretching the budget. Often, the search leads them to consider automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) technology. 

However, driving full-sized vehicles equipped with an ALPR system on narrow one-way roads is near-impossible. It can block roads and cause traffic which is counterproductive. Scooters are a great alternative but have traditionally required heavy equipment and battery packs to go the distance, which limits maneuverability and range. So how can officers get through these narrow streets in an efficient way?

Cover more ground in less time

Genetec Motoscan™ packs two ALPR cameras and a processing unit in a lightweight (under 15kg) and compact case (19.7x15.2x12 inches). It all fits nicely on the back of a scooter. Parking officers can quickly zip through streets while checking hundreds of license plates in less time.

The best part is that they don’t even need to stop. The enforcement officer can keep going, checking parking around the farthest city borders or in hard-to-reach locations.

Small but mighty

It can handle the bumpier cobble-stone roads and all kinds of weather. So even on those rainier or cooler days, enforcement officers can do their jobs without hassle.

Runs on less power than a 40-watt light bulb

As long as there is fuel in the tank, a compatible scooter can power this energy-efficient ALPR solution. It can also run efficiently on most electric scooters. There’s no need for additional power sources or batteries. Parking officers are free to ride.

It’s a new way for old cities to manage parking

With the right analytics tools, data that is being collected can be used to better understand customers' shopping habits. 

Want to learn more about how Motoscan is improving parking in old cities around Europe? Read more about the scooter-mounted parking enforcement solution here.

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