Ticketless parking at a glance

The nine steps in chronological order
Approach

Approaching the entry barrier

The parking customer approaches the closed barrier at the entrance to the parking garage.

Fahrzeug nähert sich der Parkhauseinfahrt
First capture

Use of LPR cameras at the entrance

A camera for license plate recognition scans the license plate and links this information with other data such as the time of entry.

The advantage for the parking customer: In conventional parking management systems, a paper ticket would have to be removed from the lane device and stored securely. It must not be lost or damaged, as the time of entry is documented on it. This is no longer the case in ticketless systems.

Data storage

Data storage in the cloud

The advantage for the parking lot operator is that no server has to be maintained locally and the data is protected against loss in the cloud. 

Barrier opens

Opening of the barrier

For the customer of the parking garage, there is another major advantage: since the process from the approach to the barrier opening is almost uninterrupted, fast entry is guaranteed.

The parking garage operator is protected from traffic jams during high occupancy. 

parking duration

Vehicle is parked

The parking customer looks for a free parking space, exits his vehicle and carries out his intended task.

Identification

Identification by license plate number

To pay, the parking customer goes to one of the pay stations and enters the first digits of his license plate number on a touch screen. He then selects his license plate.

Payment

Calculation and payment

The parking fee is calculated and displayed based on the parking duration and the applicable tariff. The customer pays the amount in cash, EC/credit card or other offered means of payment. After the payment, the waiting time starts, the customer goes to his vehicle.

Second capture

Approach of the exit

As the vehicle approaches the closed barrier at the exit, the license plate is once again read and checked against the data in the cloud for a completed payment.

Exit

Automatic opening of the barrier

When approaching the barrier within the grace period, the barrier opens and releases the exit. 

The exit is just as smooth as the entry. Once again, a time delay between approaching the barrier and its opening is hardly noticeable to the parking customer. 

The risk of congestion at the exit is also reduced for the parking garage operator.