INDECT has successfully installed parking guidance technology in fourteen airports across the world with three additional airports under construction and another major hub scheduled to begin mid 2019.
Since their first installation in London’s Gatwick Airport in 2006, INDECT has seen the aviation industry shift from viewing parking guidance as a non-essential, luxury item to a standard requirement in many new airport garages.
“The installation of a parking guidance system is now widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to improve a garage’s efficiency, maximize revenue and reduce greenhouse emissions.” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA.
“Guiding drivers directly to available spaces eliminates the need to actively search for a parking spot. This minimizes aisle congestion, improves safety and significantly reduces the likelihood of accidents, making the entire parking experience quicker and easier.” said Fowler.
“As every traveler knows, when you’re racing to catch that flight, every minute counts.” he said.
According to an Australian study performed in 2008, the installation of an INDECT parking guidance system was shown to significantly reduce the amount of time taken to locate an available space. Even when the garage is over 75% capacity, drivers were still able to find a parking space 24% faster than without guidance.
Not only were search times faster, they were also more consistent. The study showed that parking guidance noticeably improved garage efficiency by spreading the demand for spaces more evenly across all levels. Instead of allowing the lower levels to fill completely, causing congestion and delay, drivers were able to bypass the full or nearly full levels and head straight for a vacant space.
“We have installed INDECT parking guidance systems at fourteen airports all over the world from America to Australia, Europe and the Middle East. In each instance the feedback we receive is overwhelmingly positive with some airports choosing to install multiple systems. For example, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will soon have an INDECT parking guidance system in all five terminals.” he said.
In addition to reducing search time and improving efficiency, the installation of an INDECT parking guidance system has been proven to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by an average of 24% when the garage is over 75% full. Considering that most airport garages operate at or near capacity that is a significant saving of greenhouse gasses.
According to Fowler, for parking guidance to be successful, accuracy is important. Drivers need to trust that when the system says there are vacant spaces available on the upper levels, there really are spaces available. Otherwise they stop believing the signs and start hunting on their own, causing congestion and delay.
Unlike some of the competing systems currently on the market, the INDECT system is 99.9% accurate with minimal maintenance required.
“It’s one of the reasons our system has proven so popular with airports. People trust us. The upper levels are being used more efficiently, the hard-to-find spaces are being filled, congestion and pollution are down and drivers are happy. Happy travelers, happy airports.” he said.
About INDECT USA
INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.
INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com