Orbility was selected by Paris event and shopping center operator, Viparis, to install a new mixed-use parking management system for the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT) Shopping Center, an iconic building comprising around 50 shops, restaurants, a hotel, and supermarket, also used as a convention center, at the heart of La Défense, the major business district situated three kilometers west of the city.
Due to the proximity of both metro and train stations, free parking would have meant that daily business users took spaces to the detriment of the shopping center’s occupants.
The challenge was to maintain 500 parking spaces for people coming to shop within the center, whilst allowing limited parking to other commuters or business users.
This necessitated a fine balance of structuring a parking fee high enough to generate revenue from business users, yet providing a discount to shoppers who are issued with a paper ticket on driving into CNIT’s parking areas.
With an established reputation and experience in this area of technical solutions for different groups of users, Orbility implemented a smartphone validation eParkService app. This allows shoppers and those who assist at congresses which are staged in the shopping center to submit their parking ticket to an agent at the Information Centre, who will scan the ticket and select the applicable discount, which is applied immediately.
Orbility’s innovative technology has ensured shoppers can find available spaces, then on completing their visit, enjoy a parking fee discount based upon time, money, tariff change or percentage.
CNIT continues to offer a first-class parking service at a fair rate to encourage people to spend within the shopping centre, whilst business users pay a premium, resulting in appropriate revenue from mixed users throughout a busy, safe and secure car park.
With 50 years of experience and after operating under various well know flags such as Ascom or ACS, Orbility is a world leader in innovative Parking Management Systems. Whatever the size and scope of your project, we have the expertise to ensure that installation is on time and within budget. We supply our solutions to a diverse range of customers around the world (airports, shopping centers, airports, municipalities, public and private operators). From the busiest airports and largest hospitals to smaller, more local off-street services, we have the ability to tailor the solution for you.