23 February 2017

Smart Parking Management Services

Parking management refers to the application of policies and programs that result in an efficient use of parking resources. DAEM demonstrates the value of such a system within the metropolitan area of Athens. DAEM has established and supports the operations of an advanced controlled parking system since 2006, securing 4.000 parking bays for city visitors and an approximate total 7.000 parking bays for residents. The project involves the implementation of an integrated intelligent parking system in order to reduce severe traffic issues and time loss, when searching for a street parking lot within the Municipality of Athens. Analysis of collected parking data will help long term strategy and future planning for the required number of disabled, reserved, public and resident bays. DAEM is committed to invest and expand into advanced parking solutions, aiming to maximize income flows for the Municipality of Athens and higher quality of life standards to citizens.

The project involves the implementation of an integrated intelligent parking system in order to reduce severe traffic issues and time loss,when searching for a street parking lot within the Municipality of Athens. Analysis of collected parking data will help long term strategy and future planning for the required number of disabled, reserved, public and resident bays. DAEM is committed to invest and expand into advanced parking solutions, aiming to maximize income flows for the Municipality of Athens and higher quality of life standards to citizens.


The City of Athens flexible controlled parking system consists of:
• Wireless parking control sensors
• Units for concentrating sensor data
• Verification of selected parking users
• Electronic signs, informing for the availability of parking spaces
• Handheld computers (PDA’s)
• Application control center and a call management system
• Application management, monitoring sensors & statistical data analysis tools
• Mobile application for e-payments

 

Wireless sensor network
The wireless position control parking bay sensors (in & out) are situated at designated controlled parking spots. They are meant to verify, whether the position is free or occupied and the time of arrival and departure. Data are transmitted (via RF) in the concentrator unit. Sensors, provide valuable information for the limited parking resources in the city centre. For this reason, DAEM has placed additional VMS display boards on the street, in order to accelerate traffic and provide real-time guidance to drivers about the availability of parking space.

Payments
DAEM has implemented multiple payment methods for its controlled parking solution, such as scratch cards available at kiosk, POS terminal tickets and e-payments, through phones & tablets, using “myCityPass” mobile application. DAEM constantly evolves its products and services, so to provide clients and operators with the most up-to-date solutions.

“MyCityPass”

Mobile application, introducing and facilitating electronic payments. The application has been integrated with the Municipal controlled Parking Management System and it is fully functional for parking the zones, delegated to city visitors.
Main features:
Payments using electronic mobile devices (smartphones & tablets)
Parking fees charged on pre-registered credit, debit or prepaid payment cards
Easy way to track a vehicle’s location through GPS
Notifications mechanism to inform users when parking time is about to expire
Ability to remotely extend, parking time
Mobile newsfeed about city events and actions