Q-park tests parking-lot access by cell phones.

In about 2 weeks, Q-park will launch a pilot on parking lot access control through mobile phones.
“Near Field Communication” is the technology that will enable its users to send wireless data over a short range. The pilot will be executed at the Byzantium parking in Amsterdam, in co-operation with SKIDATA who delivers the parking equipment.

Using a mobile phone, the aforementioned NFC technology enables its user to hold the phone near the parking lot entry to open the barriers.
In the first phase of the pilot, subscription holders will pay a monthly fixed fee to get their mobile access. At a later stage, automatic payment machines will be equipped with NFC to make this convenient way of parking access available to virtually every motorist.

Q-park will be demonstrating the Near Field Communitication setup on their booth at the Intertraffic Amsterdam 2006, the international trade fair for infrastructure, traffic management, safety and parking.
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