Parking lot management software: functional and practical
Parking spaces are in high demand, especially in cities. That's why providers are interested in good utilization. To ensure a functioning mobility system , there needs to be a reliable exchange of data between the providers of the parking spaces and the road users. For this purpose, LTS AG offers a Parking Management Software .
The application has modern technology and provides a reliable overview of free parking spaces. Moreover, it can be used to guide vehicles to free parking spaces. It displays the information in real time. It is also responsible for configuring, monitoring, visualizing, analyzing and archiving the data collected by TAPS sensors. These are then forwarded via the TAPS gateway.
What advantages does the parking lot management software enable?
The software can be used on all platforms. With API services, the data can be used with third-party software solutions or managed via the cloud. Thanks to the inclusion of contextual conditions, traffic flow and parking fees can be dynamically designed.
The TAPS sensors can be individually selected and grouped via the software. For example, specific street areas, different types of parking spaces, payment methods and occupancy limits can be configured.
What are the components of the TAPS system?
The TAPS system includes three components: the sensors, the gateway and the parking management software. The sensors are embedded in the ground and then detect whether a vehicle is above them. The detection level is at least 99 percent.
A TAPS-Sensor has a diameter of 15.5 centimeters and a height of 4.6 centimeters. These handy dimensions ensure easy installation. Only one hole is required, and setup is usually completed in about 30 minutes.
No cables need to be laid either. This is because the sensor is energy-autonomous. It transmits the data wirelessly. Updates are also carried out at regular intervals via the parking lot management software.
The data recorded by the sensors is forwarded to the TAPS-Gateway in real time. It sends the data on to the customer's desired infrastructure, such as a server or the cloud. Transmission can take place via a variety of interfaces, such as LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet.
The TAPS-Software manages the recorded measured values. This controls the parking spaces and analyzes the collected data. Parking services can thus be simplified considerably.
The application can be used for free and public parking facilities, paid parking lots, parking garages and parking facilities in residential areas. It is also suitable for managing company and customer parking lots.
For which parking services is the parking management software particularly suitable?
With the help of the application, parking search traffic can be consciously controlled. Usually, dynamic display panels are used for this guidance. They indicate the free number of parking spaces in a parking garage. Likewise, they show in the garages which spaces are currently free and which are occupied.
When the traffic light is green, a parking space is unoccupied; when the system is red, it is already occupied. Thanks to this information, drivers avoid those rows where there are no more parking spaces available. This helps to reduce search traffic.
With the help of the TAPS software, it is also possible to reserve parking spaces in advance. Furthermore, they can be paid for regardless of location. These applications are a useful extension of parking services. Since the software always detects whether a space is occupied, the system can also be used to monitor parking times. This option is particularly useful for monitoring paid parking spaces.
The system immediately detects if a car is using the parking space longer than the driver has paid for it. Thanks to TAPS, police officers can also be called quickly and the vehicle can be towed away if necessary. This frees up parking spaces for new users in a timely manner.
The Parking Management System is also ideal for managing company and customer parking lots and shared parking spaces.
Dashboards monitor traffic flow and TAPS devices
The software includes two dashboards. The overview dashboard shows all activities in the parking lot, and the device dashboard shows all sensors and gateways. Likewise, the application enables an overview of the functioning of the devices during a certain period of time. This makes it possible to detect malfunctions in a timely manner. The dashboards collect all data in real time.
With the help of the visualization, data of the slots or the sectors can be clearly displayed. For example, the following can be visualized:
the dwell time of the vehicles
the average occupancy time of the parking spaces
the average revenue generated per parking space