Europes first fully automated secure LGV park

The European Union has initiated a pilot project whose aim is to build secure parking areas.
designa 15.12.08.JPGThe number of attacks on LGVs, in which not only the load is stolen, but also the driver is threatened with a weapon or even injured is steadily increasing. Apart from the long term mental damage to the driver, every year this results in losses of around 8.5 billion Euros, with the trend increasing. The European Union has therefore initiated a pilot project whose aim is to build secure
parking areas.

One such automated secure parking area is currently being developed in Germany at the Wörnitz Truck Stop on Exit 109 of the A7 Autobahn, north of the A6/A7 interchange. Wörnitz Truck Stop commissioned DESIGNA and Würzburger Stadtverkehrs GmbH to build a fully automated secure LGV parking area in compliance with the highest security standards.

From December 2008 there will be 25 fully automated secure parking spaces available for LGVs with at risk freight. A special feature of the new secure parking area, which is, of course, fully fenced in and under video surveillance, is automatic photographic logging of the
vehicle licence plate
driver
vehicle from the top left hand side
and the vehicle from the top right hand side.
This implementation of innovations developed by DESIGNA in the tried and tested PM ABACUS system enables the operation to be fully automated without the operator needing to employ a large number of staff, explained DESIGNAs sales manager, Marten Jentsch, summarising the advantages of the companys system.
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