International fashion labels, famous designers, lifestyle, accessories, and top-class gastronomy - the Metzingen Outlet City attracts around 4.2 million visitors from 185 nations every year. Metzingen is the first and largest outlet locations in Germany. The city is, therefore, often referred to as the "capital of factory outlets" and has ranked among the most important shopping cities for foreign tourists in Germany for years. The outlet city Metzingen is managed by the Holy AG - founded by the grandchildren of the famous textile entrepreneur Hugo Boss. With currently over 3,500 well-signposted parking spaces in the shopping city, there are no long distances for shoppers to reach their favorite shopping store.
To start the shopping experience positively, when looking for a parking space drivers are quickly guided to the next available parking space via dynamic traffic guidance technology from MSR-Traffic or via the app. Apart from the time saved and the good feeling of knowing where the next free parking space is, the environment is protected and the profitability of the parking area is increased. Optimally used parking spaces can thus reduce ventilation and environmental costs.
Control of the Single Space and Counting Sensor Technology by Cross Ultrasonic Sensors and Counting Bars
For single space detection, almost half of the total parking area including new buildings is equipped with ultrasonic sensors from MSR-Traffic. Additional counting bars ensure the counting of vehicles entering and leaving the car parks. The installation of the single space and counting sensors is carried out under the ceiling, on plaster, or a rail. Compared to conventional measuring techniques, MSR-Traffic sensors are quicker to install, have a longer service life, and provide extremely precise measuring results.
The availability of each individual parking space is recorded, and then controlled and managed by the MSR-Traffic ParkGard® Control Center. The resulting occupancy status is shown on LED displays at the entrance and per level. In this way, customers can be guided directly to the next available parking space. This not only makes searching easier and reduces traffic in the garage, but also saves the customer valuable time.
ParkGard® LED Display Matrix for Optimum Traffic Guidance
The displays are used to show various texts, numbers, arrows, or as information boards. They are also widely used, for example, in stadiums, banks, security services, restaurants, and bus/train stations. The information is transmitted to the signboard via a serial/ethernet interface. With the amazing visual performance and the modular design, this is the best solution for versatile indoor or outdoor applications for traffic signs, e.g. for way guidance, remaining spaces display, disabled parking display, charging stations (animated display).
In this case, the installation of the entire system was carried out by trained partners of MSR-Traffic.
From the Idea to the Turnkey Parking Guidance System
MSR-Traffic from Lower Bavaria offers innovative sensor technology that enables counting and single place detection of vehicles in indoor and outdoor applications. Drivers are quickly guided to the next available parking space via dynamic traffic control technology or via the app. In addition to the development, production, and sales of intelligent parking guidance systems, MSR also provides support in planning and installation on site.