Parquery has been working with the City of Vevey in Switzerland since January 2016 providing occupancy information for city administration as well as for drivers.
The parking area on “Grande Place” has 450 parking spaces that are monitored with only 2 cameras installed on the city premises. The Parquery parking management system analyzes static images from camera feeds and delivers data about availability for the drivers in real time. The parking operator also receives information about both parking availability and duration for each spot, and this same data can easily be cross-referenced with the payment information.
By cross referencing, the Parquery parking management system provides parking operators with valuable information for enforcement. For example, if a driver has parked without paying or has exceeded his/her paid parking time, the system informs the operator.
Another benefit of the enforcement capabilities is the ability to detect drivers that have overstayed the maximum hour limit. For instance, the parking area in Vevey has a strict 3-hour limit and renewing the 3 hours isn’t allowed. If, after the three hours, a driver simply pays three hours again, the system also notifies the parking operator.
“Our installation in Vevey will soon be celebrating its first anniversary and the software performances have exceeded all expectations with more than 99% accuracy. Our parking management solution is currently addressing off-street and on-street parking with minimal infrastructure”, says Andrea Fossati, CEO of Parquery.
“The vehicle detection service offered by Parquery allows us to communicate in real time and reliably the availability of an open car park of 450 places. This service has also been integrated into the parking enforcement applications of the car park and has improved the work efficiency of police assistants,” explains Daniel Gnerre from the City of Vevey.
Already operational in more than 20 locations around the world, Parquery is a technology spin-off from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Their Smart City solutions harness their expertise in computer vision and machine learning, in order to analyze video feeds’ snapshots and provide clients with operational data through API (Software-as-a-Service).