In addition to an extensive refurbishment project of the Marienplatz underground parking garage, the municipal utilities of Ravensburg opted for an intelligent parking guidance system from MSR-Traffic, which saves an enormous amount of time for those looking for a parking space. The modern matrix LED displays provide intuitive guidance and at the same time, traffic in the underground car park is reduced. Car drivers are now guided to the next available parking space via dynamic traffic guidance technology.
MSR ultrasonic sensors (type Cross) with colored status LEDs enable accurate counting and single space detection of vehicles. In order to be ready for the future, the municipal utilities are thus also making an important and necessary contribution to climate protection. carbon monoxide emissions are reduced thanks to the fast traffic flow. In addition, more than 30 charging stations for electric cars are provided and can be expanded to 80 if required.
The ParkGard® Control Center (PGCC) control technology software from MSR-Traffic allows both user-friendly evaluations of parking processes and the control of all devices in the car park. The new fixed gas warning system from MSR-Electronic is also controlled and monitored via this software. The PGCC can be used for administration purposes in both indoor and outdoor car parks.
The newly installed gas warning system from MSR-Electronic also ensures all-round reliable safety from toxic and combustible gases. Air-hygienic safety regulations apply to closed underground car parks. These are regulated in EN 50545. It is, therefore, essential to monitor all gases associated with car traffic in underground parking facilities to protect the health of car park users and the facility. Primarily, carbon monoxide and NO2 concentrations must be detected. For example, a carbon monoxide concentration in the air of more than 100 ppm can cause headaches after several hours and 500 ppm can lead to unconsciousness and death. There is not only the risk of poisoning by carbon monoxide but also the risk of explosion. The gas sensors from MSR-Electronic ensure safety and reliably monitor gas concentrations. The DGC-06 Controller evaluates the measured values of the gas sensors and in the event of a fire, it transmits an alarm to the ventilation system, among other things, in order to bring about rapid smoke extraction.
In March of this year, a car caught fire on the already opened deck of the Marienplatz underground car park - thanks to the new safety equipment, there was hardly any damage in the garage.
From the idea to the turnkey parking guidance system
MSR-Traffic 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 an app. In addition to the development, production, and sales of intelligent parking guidance systems, MSR also provides support in planning and installation on site. www.msr-traffic.de
MSR-Electronic is a manufacturer of fixed gas warning systems with decades of experience in the field of building automation and gas measurement technology. The international company with headquarters in Germany has a wide range of methods for the detection of toxic and combustible gases. On this basis, MSR-Electronic develops individual gas sensors, controllers, and warning devices for many applications, such as parking garages, tunnels, the petrochemical industry, or shipping. The products meet more than the general standards and regulations and can therefore guarantee the safety of the plant. www.msr-electronic.de