The number of cars in cities are constantly increasing while the number of available parking spaces remain limited due to the lack of traffic throughput capacity. Motorists usually spend an average 1,5 hours a month to find space in the city centre, that equals an average 17 hours a year. Smart parking management makes off-street parking competitive by providing traffic congestion relief.
“The parking industry needs to get better at selling the benefits of properly managed parking and convincing drivers of the true cost of parking. The accepted best practice in the off-street parking industry has been for providers to aim for an ‘unnoticed’ or ‘seamless’ product without any hassle: it should just be available, just like fresh air.” — EPA (European Parking Association)
In order to manage the increased traffic efficiently, IoT solutions needed to be implemented in smart parking and urban mobility concepts. Lot management faces serious operation costs, such as local crew’s labor cost, dynamic pricing, cashiered payment system, and other maintenance related expenses. Using property technology (Proptech) to solve the listed problems tends to be a cost efficient way to handle costs without impairing the quality of service.
Rollet Pay provides automated, contactless payments made with cars. Yes, made with cars, enabling cash-free transactions at parking, and refueling facilities! Visitors simply drive up to the entrance, and the barrier opens automatically. No tickets or fumbling with a phone. After they’re done with parking, exiting is just as easy — payment is charged automatically from the customer’s credit card, with no manual payment at all. Rollet ensures the security of the payments, eliminating all risk of non-payment for Rollet users. The license plate recognition based “rolling wallet” solution enables facility owners to give their car parks a competitive advantage while reducing personnel and management cost, thus eliminating traditional cash payments.
Off-street drive-throughs generated Big Data helps lot managers to understand motorists’ behavior, such as average parking time, occupancy rate, and turnover rate. Not surprisingly, tracked data enables facility owners to provide quality, unique offers to visitors by analyzing the in-come information. Rollet’s parking facility management software collects data via its cloud based system, that means parking zone information is available anytime, anywhere. Beyond remote access, the parking management interface provides the following:
- Tenant and pass management
- Multiple users and permission levels
- Accounting reports
- Infinite history and audit logs
Six months after introducing contactless car payment at Rollet Pay partners, facility owners could raise parking fees by 15% and reduce labor costs significantly.
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