Up to a third of all traffic in urban areas is generated by vehicles looking for somewhere to park. The need to address parking related congestion and pollution has given rise to more sophisticated indoor Parking Guidance Systems (PGS) and outdoor parking monitoring systems. These systems provide accurate real time information on the location and availability of parking and can have a very positive effect on congestion, pollution and overall quality of life.
The Parking Guidance Solution, a product of the worldwide development and deployment of ITS in cities, reduces parking space search times by providing information on where space is available. Combining traffic monitoring, communication, processing and information dissemination technologies to give drivers dynamic, real-time information about parking availability within controlled areas, the PGS uses a combination of sensors in and around car parking facilities and information provision systems such as on-street and in-facility displays, the internet and smart device applications.
In addition to our PGS, our outdoor parking monitoring system, Q-Free ParQSense, is a family of hardware and software solutions providing highly accurate individual space counting data in applications such as on/off-street/surface lot/truck parking, as well as smart City initiatives. Conceived, engineered, and developed exclusively by Q-Free, the ParQSense family of solutions signifies the latest development in the Q-Free ITS portfolio, bringing provide sensing and guidance technology to the outdoor parking market.