An airport with such high passenger traffic as the Congonhas Airport, the capital of Brazil, needs a guiding system that is fast and efficient, that locates and shows the available and occupied parking spots with maximum reliability. A system that avoids all possible detection errors and ensures traffic flow.
After the installation and startup of Quercus Technologies' camera-based system in the different levels of the airport (1233 parking spaces in total), a study has been conducted to assess the accuracy of the vehicle detection. The result has been an absolute success as it showed the high accuracy of the 270 Spot Control sensors installed. The system has the same reliability as a common ultrasound or laser system available on the market, but with much more advantages.
It is worth mentioning that the sensors not only detect the vehicle presence and enable the availability and occupancy lights; they also recognize the license plate and record the motion in and around the parking space, bringing extra value to the security and control of the premises and the vehicles’ movements inside the parking garage. This is absolutely essential for such premises, with huge daily passenger traffic.
The airport was equipped, apart from the Spot Control sensors, with LED displays for faster guidance of the clients to the available spaces and with 8 SmartLPR Access on the entry and exit lanes to register the license plates of the vehicles going in/out. The software used is BirdWatch, designed by Quercus Technologies, that extracts Big data from the sensors and cameras in an orderly, precise, and understandable way, thus helping the parking operator in the process of making decisions.
About Quercus Technologies
Quercus Technologies manufactures and markets smart vehicle detection units based on advanced computer vision algorithms, which aim at improving mobility and security in parking facilities.
Quercus products are based on highly technological computer vision algorithms and include All-in-One license plate recognition units, overview cameras, and digital video recorders. We market our LPR units exclusively to system integrators and one of our aims is to help them get the maximum benefit from our products and contribute to the success of their projects. Quercus provides customers with added-value services such as certificate professional training and on-site technical support to help them to get the most out of our leading-edge technology.