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88% of U.S Drivers Avoid Paying for Parking, New ParkMobile Study Reveals

February 27, 2024

 

88% of U.S Drivers Avoid Paying for Parking, New Study Reveals

 

 

According to a survey conducted by the most used parking app in the U.S., ParkMobile, 75% of drivers have been deterred from going out because of bad parking despite 85% of spaces sitting empty

 

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2024  — ParkMobile, the most used parking app in the U.S. and part of the EasyPark Group, conducted a survey to understand the parking experiences of U.S. drivers. The study highlights the frustration that drivers experience because of poor parking infrastructure, with 88% of drivers seeking to avoid paying for parking. With search times taking around 10 minutes on average, the difficulty of finding and paying for parking deters 75% of drivers from traveling or attending social experiences.

Study respondents also highlighted removing uncertainty from the parking journey would be a positive draw for consumers. Among drivers that avoid paying for parking, 67% would be willing to pay if a parking space was able to be reserved in advance. When asked about coordinating these reservations, 84% of respondents who have used more than one mobile parking app in the past year would prefer one app to handle all their parking needs, including reserving mass transit and event parking. ParkMobile’s offerings have already catered to this consumer demand by providing parking reservation for street parking, garages, and stadium events.

“American cities are filled with both overtaxed city-center parking in high demand and sprawling underused garages and surface lots that are often constructed without information about the parking experiences of modern consumers,” said Chris Camp, Chief Commercial Officer of EasyPark Group. “These choices negatively impact traffic, the environment and urban vibrancy, and should be considered as part of a holistic approach to building sustainable city cores. At ParkMobile, we are dedicated to making cities more livable and we feel data insights are one way to make more informed consumer decisions and better planned infrastructure.”

Inconsistent rules and parking payment systems increase difficulty for drivers and disincentivize engaging with parking infrastructure. While 88% of respondents state they rarely pay for parking, sentiment towards paid parking changes if additional context can be provided. If paid parking ensured improved transportation, including improved bike lanes, 70% of respondents would be willing to pay. Additionally, the survey highlights that almost half of respondents (46%) are unaware that free parking is funded through local resident taxes and 64% of respondents would be more willing to pay for parking if it meant lower taxes.

“ParkMobile, as a part of EasyPark Group, has seen the need to advance parking infrastructure through technology and insights. As part of this advancement there is the opportunity to educate drivers and municipalities about the realities of their existing parking ecosystems and what is possible for the future. Implementing models of open market parking and offering Parking Data as a Service provides streamlined engagement with parking technology and is a step toward improving cities’ relationships with parking,” said Camp.

Since being founded in 2008, ParkMobile has processed over 120 billion minutes of parking in North America. ParkMobile works with cities to provide real-time parking data and trends to better plan their urban design. This includes some of the two million parking spaces across the country, in over 600 cities and municipalities and 140 colleges and universities.

The study was conducted by ParkMobile with over 2,000 respondents located across the U.S. Respondents included drivers of various ages that drive at least two days per week on average to represent those most aware of their parking experiences. For more information on the study visit: The ParkMobile State of Parking Report.

CONTACT:

Haley Haas
PR Manager, US 678-446-0148
haley.haas@parkmobile.io

Flowbird: Charleston, SC Updates Its Parking System with Effortless Digital Solutions

February 26, 2024

 

 

Flowbird: Charleston, SC Updates Its Parking System with Effortless Digital Solutions

 

 

New touchscreens and mobile payment options offer faster convenience

 

 

Charleston, SC — The City of Charleston, South Carolina has announced an exciting upgrade to its parking system in partnership with Flowbird Group, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions. The City is updating its parking system with modernized touch-screen pay-by-plate parking kiosks, fully equipped with the industry’s latest technology. Additionally, the City will be offering two new digital payment options, the Flowbird mobile payment app and Pay-by-Text! The upgrade is a part of City’s continued efforts to enhance the customer service experience with a modernized solution.

The updated parking system will feature solar-powered parking kiosks with a 9.7” full color touch display available in all City-owned surface lots. The touch screen display has the look and feel of a tablet, walking users step-by-step through the transaction process.

The new parking kiosks will introduce a ‘pay-by-plate’ parking system. This means that users will no longer be required to return to their car to display a receipt on the dashboard. Instead, all they need is their license plate.

“The City of Charleston is excited about the opportunity to upgrade our parking meter technology to improve the parking experience for our citizens and those who visit our wonderful city,” said Director of Traffic and Transportation Robert Somerville.

The City is also excited to announce the release of two other digital parking solutions, the Flowbird Mobile Payment App and Pay-by-Text!

The Flowbird App allows patrons to pay for parking from their mobile devices, receive text notifications when time is about to expire, and extend their time without having to visit a parking kiosk. Designed as a true mobility app, the Flowbird App features a map-based user interface, integrated with Waze and other navigation systems to guide users to their preferred parking location.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Pay-by-Text is an easy-to-use web-based solution that allows drivers to pay for their parking session directly from their phone – without creating an account or downloading an app!

By implementing modernized parking solutions with convenient payment options, the City will be able to better manage parking turnover and visitor influx during peak periods and provide a more user-friendly experience. The addition of digital payment options will bring a consistent and higher level of customer service to the parking public.

About Flowbird

FLOWBIRD operates in 4,350 towns and cities across 80 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.

 

Flowbird: Clearwater, Florida Launches Pay by Text Solution – No App or Account Required

February 22, 2024

 

 

 

Clearwater, Florida Launches Pay by Text Solution – No App or Account Required

 

New parking payment option released ahead of Spring Break

 

 

 

Clearwater, Florida — The City of Clearwater, Florida has released Pay by Text, the latest advancement in the City’s parking convenience options, in partnership with Flowbird, the City’s parking kiosk provider. Pay by Text is an easy-to-use web-based solution that allows drivers to pay for their parking session directly from their phone without creating an account or downloading an app.

This latest feature adds another convenient way to pay when parking in city-owned parking spaces, lots, and garages in Clearwater, alongside the pay-on-foot parking meters and mobile payment apps.

How Pay by Text Works:

  1. Park your vehicle
  2. Text ‘CLEARWATER’ to 727563
  3. Receive a secure link to input your parking details – including license plate number, duration, and payment information
  4. Confirm the details to start your parking session

Information is sent to parking enforcement who can verify the vehicle is in compliance. That’s it! There is no need to create an account, download an app, or visit a kiosk.

“We are very excited about the launch of the Pay by Text service – just in time for visitors coming in for Spring Break,” said Clearwater Parking Manager, Jeremy Alleshouse, “This feature gives our residents and visitors even more convenience when they park in our bright and beautiful city.”

The Pay by Text solution is PCI-DSS certified, giving assurance to parkers that their data is protected. Once the parking session is complete, the payment information is encrypted and the card data is not stored. To provide the parker with future convenience, their mobile device can store the card number in an encrypted manner so the number does not have to be re-entered the next time a parking session is performed.

By implementing modernized parking solutions with convenient payment options, the City will be able to better manage parking turnover and visitor influx during peak periods. The City can help motorists stay in compliance with parking enforcement, reducing the number of citations.

Along with pay by text, visitors may still use the parking kiosks to pay for their parking session, as well as the Flowbird mobile app and Parkmobile.

Pay by Text is now live throughout the City of Clearwater.

About Flowbird

FLOWBIRD operates in 4,350 towns and cities across 80 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.

 

Parking for Rivergate Apartments is now managed by Denison Parking

February 21, 2024

 

For directions and additional information about parking at Rivergate Apartments in Minneapolis, click this link for our location listing page.

Denison Parking is now managing the 290-space parking garage at Rivergate Apartments in the Gateway District of Minneapolis. Residents and guests will experience the Denison Difference through the convenience of our trusted parking service.

Rivergate Apartments Minneapolis 115 2nd Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55401

Rivergate Apartments at 115 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55401

About Residential Parking Management

As experts in residential parking management, we know the importance of keeping parking available for residents and guests. By restricting unauthorized vehicles, we increase availability while preventing conflict, security concerns, and damage. It’s another way Denison keeps parking stress-free for all our clients and customers.

Rivergate’s Neighborhood: The Gateway District

Rivergate Apartments is in the heart of the Gateway District. This historic neighborhood, located on the banks of the Mississippi River, has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years. Today, the Gateway District is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, as well as some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and shops. Nearby parks and attractions include:

  • Gateway Park: The Gateway Fountain illuminates with color nightly, greeting all who visit the City of Lakes.
  • Stone Arch Bridge: This iconic bridge, which was built in 1883, spans the Mississippi River and offers stunning views of the city skyline.
  • Water Works Park and Mills Ruins Park: Several recreation areas are just a short walk from Rivergate Apartments. This park area features the ruins of several historic mills, and is a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities.

If you would like to know more about Rivergate Apartments, check out their website at this link.

The Denison Difference

Since 1934, Denison Parking has been more than just asphalt and spaces. We’re architects of experience, crafting seamless parking solutions that leave a lasting impression. From bustling restaurants and vibrant shopping centers to serene hotels and bustling airports, our agile team navigates industry challenges with grace.

Our secret? Family. Family ownership fosters a culture of genuine care, where employees flourish and clients become partners. This dedication fuels our innovation, allowing us to tailor solutions that optimize convenience and ignite positive feelings.

Experienced. Innovative. Personal. It’s not just a tagline, it’s the bedrock of The Denison Difference. And we can’t wait to share it with you.

For directions and additional information about parking at Rivergate Apartments in Minneapolis, click this link for our location listing page.

Denison Parking is now managing The Whit Parking Garage at Pulliam Square in downtown Indianapolis

February 21, 2024

 

For directions and additional information about parking at The Whit, click this link for our location listing page. 

 

Denison Parking is thrilled to announce we are now managing The Whit Parking Garage, conveniently located at 167 E Vermont Street, in Mile Square, near University Park and Mass Ave, Indy’s thriving arts district. The 505-space garage is connected to The Whit Apartments and an additional apartment building.

“We’re excited to manage and elevate The Whit’s parking experience for residents and tenants in this vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping, and cultural events. We’re upgrading the facility’s lighting system with new LEDs for improved energy efficiency, visibility, and safety, and installation for new entry/exit equipment is already underway. Stay tuned for a seamless and convenient parking experience at The Whit!”
—C. Perry Griffith III, President of Denison Parking

Picture of the parking garage: The Whit Pulliam Square Parking Garage 167 E Vermont Street Indianapolis IN 46204

The Whit (Pulliam Square) Parking Garage at 167 E. Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

More About The Whit’s Neighborhood

  • Across New York Street from The Whit, University Park is popular for sunshine, dog walking, and squirrel watching. The space was set aside in 1821 for a state university, although the plan was never developed. However, it was later the site of a seminary, churches, and the city’s first high school. The area now features several sculptures in a beautifully landscaped setting.
  • The neighborhood was once home to the Indianapolis Star and is known as Pulliam Square because the newspaper was owned by the Pulliam family for more than 50 years before it was sold in 2000.
  • The iconic Soldiers & Sailors Monument, a beloved Indianapolis landmark, is just a stone’s throw away from The Whit. Grab a coffee, park at The Whit, and take a stroll around this historic gem.

The Denison Difference

Agile and forward-thinking, with ninety years of experience, Denison is constantly innovating to deliver the most innovative and efficient parking solutions. Our team is fueled by energy and integrity, based on long-standing family ownership to create a culture where everyone is treated like family. From employees to customers and clients, we give everyone the same respect and care we show each other, ensuring a truly personalized experience.

So, whether you’re a developer seeking a parking partner for your next groundbreaking project or a driver looking for a seamless stop in the heart of the city, Denison Parking is here for you. Experience the difference of innovation with a personal touch.

Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.

For directions and additional information about parking at The Whit, click this link for our location listing page. 

Denison Parking Now Managing Valet Parking for Commission Row in Indianapolis

February 21, 2024

For directions and additional information about valet service at Commission Row in Indianapolis, click this link for our location listing page.

Denison Parking now manages valet parking for Commission Row, a new 30,000 square footdining and entertainment experience in Indianapolis. Part of the Pacers Sports & Entertainment Complex, it is adjacent to Gainbridge Fieldhouse and Bicentennial Unity Plaza.

Commission Row is a Cunningham Restaurant Group concept with a basement-level speakeasy, “Mel’s,” the steak, seafood, and raw bar “Commission Row,” and the aptly named “Above,” an upper-level private event space, for weddings and special occasions.

About the Commission Row Area:

With a seating capacity of over 17,000, Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the home of The Indiana Pacers NBA team, and the Indiana Fever, a WNBA team. In addition to NBA and WNBA games, Gainbridge Fieldhouse is a top concert venue and regularly hosts events such as Cirque du Soleil and Disney on Ice.

Located in Indianapolis’ Wholesale District, Commission Row takes its name from the area’s nickname for South Delaware Street. A popular spot for trade, farmers could sell their goods through resellers that would charge a “commission” for the service. The area has become a social district for sports, arts, dining, and entertainment.

Experience Denison’s Valet Parking

From bustling airports to serene hotels, Denison Parking tailors our valet experience to each scene. Expect efficient greetings, intuitive assistance, and the confidence of knowing your car is expertly cared for. It’s more than parking; we have carefully orchestrated our service for the ideal guest experience and the best first and last impression they’ll have of our client.

For directions and additional information about valet service at Commission Row in Indianapolis, click this link for our location listing page.

The Denison Difference

Since 1934, Denison Parking has offered seamless parking solutions that leave a lasting impression. Family owned and driven by an unwavering commitment to treating everyone like family, from employees to guests and clients. Generations of family ownership fuel a culture of genuine care. This dedication ignites our innovation, allowing us to tailor personalized solutions that welcome guests at every turn.

Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.

For directions and additional information about valet service at Commission Row in Indianapolis, click this link for our location listing page.

Mobile Smart City and The City of Hamilton, Bermuda, have entered into a Pilot Program to provide a ticketless parking system

February 16, 2024

Mobile Smart City and The City of Hamilton, Bermuda, have entered into a Pilot Program to provide a ticketless parking system

 

 

The new system will include Mobile Smart City’s N42 Entry unit with a full interactive screen, QR reader for Pango Parking App, abilityto print tickets and intercom system, with license plate recognition. The LG1 Exit unit will provide pay in lane with credit card, Pango QR Code, will print receipts, license plate recognition, and intercom system that connects to Mobile Smart City 24/7 Call Center.

Fred Richardson, assistant superintendent for traffic management, said: “It was time to move in a smarter direction with regards to parking — one that removes the need for paper tickets. Hamilton’s motorists should notice a huge improvement with this new system, which will save them time and hassle in the car park and eliminate the need for a physical ticket.”

“Our new Ticketless System and our strong Backend Dashboard will provide parking management teams the ability to run theirlocations smoothly and efficiently, as well as providing the parker a simpler and easier way to park”, states John J. Incandela, CEO ofMobile Smart City.

About Mobile Smart City Corp.

Mobile Smart City Corp. is a Fintech company specializing in providing mobile touchless payment services, for parking, transit, and other city services. Its offerings include mobile payments, enforcement, permits, navigation, parking pay stations and smart routing. Mobile Smart City offers real time enforcement and traffic analytics and is available in more than sixty cities worldwide, serving more than one million active accounts. Invented in 1997, US Patent No. 5,940,481. With its Corporate Headquarters based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mobile Smart City has introduced first- of-its-kind technology in the United States.

For more information mobilesmart.city or contact Mark Tulloch mtulloch@mobilesmart.city or call 1-844- 726-4644

Mobile Smart City Corp. I One Financial Plaza I100 Southeast Third Avenue I10th Floor I Fort Lauderdale I FL 33394 I 1844-726-4644

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

February 15, 2024

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

 

 

CHICAGO, January 9, 2024 –The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 PCI Design Awards. Projects as diverse as a groundbreaking office building in South Dakota, a temple in Utah, and an innovative replacement bridge in Maryland were among 19 winners in thespecials, buildings, and transportation categories; there were also 15 honorable mentions.

 

For 61 years, the PCI Design Awards program has showcased and recognized creative and innovative uses of precast concrete. Panels of engineers, architects, and precast concrete producers judge all submittals. The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; and resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection,and life safety and health.

 

Several projects are also honored with special awards. These are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainabledesign, technology, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These are the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award, the Sustainable Design Award, and the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award.

 

“This year again proved how exceptional precast concrete projects are, what the precast concrete industry has achieved, and how it will continue to advance and enhance the built environment,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “The judges this year were incredibly impressed by the quality of each submission and the amount of care that went into creating a story for each project. Judges had a difficult time determining the winners. Congratulations to all the project teams that showcase what our members are capable of producing.”

Winning projects will be recognized on February 9 at the 2024 PCI Convention in Denver, Colo. PCI publications, including Ascent, PCI Journal, and ASPIRE magazines, will also feature the winning projects.

 

Photos of all projects are available by emailing tbagsarian@pci.org.

 

View this year’s winners and honorable mentions. View past winners.

 

 

2024 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects Specials

 

Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award

The Steel District Office Building SiouxFalls, S.D.

Gage Brothers

All-Precast Concrete Solution Award Amada and G. Brint Ryan Tower at UNTDDallas, Texas

Enterprise Precast Concrete

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award

Western Carolina University Lower Campus Residence Halls Cullowhee, N.C.

Tindall Corporation

Sustainable Design Award

Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building Nashville, Tenn.

GATE Precast Company

Special Awards Jury

Dr. Ned Cleland, PhD, PE, Executive Principal, AG&E

Dirk McClure, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, CSI, Director of Business Development, Enterprise Precast Concrete Tony McConnell, Senior Associate, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Leslie Sneed, PhD, PE, SE, FACI, Professor, Department of Civil, Materials and EnvironmentalEngineering, University of Illinois, Chicago

2024 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects Buildings 

Government and Public

Winter Park Library & Events Center Winter Park, Fla.

GATE Precast Company

Healthcare/Medical Center (co-winners)

 

UI Health Specialty Care BuildingChicago, Ill.

International Concrete Products

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute Atlanta, Ga.

GATE Precast Company

 

Higher Education/University Rubenstein Commons Princeton,N.J.

Northeast Precast LLC

Hotel/Motel Building TheShepherd Hotel Clemson,S.C. Metromont, LLC

International Building

Maputo New U.S. Embassy Compound Maputo, Mozambique

Multi-Family

Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments Chicago, Ill.

Wells

Office

1 Willoughby Square Brooklyn,N.Y.

Architectural Precast Innovations, Inc

 

All-Precast Concrete Parking Structure

The Pavilion at Riverwalk Lawrence, Mass.

Dailey Precast LLC

 

Religious Structure Layton Utah Temple Layton, Utah

Willis Construction Co. Inc.

School K-12

Aetos Center for the Performing Arts Nixa, Mo.

Prestressed Casting Company

Buildings Jury

Kavitha Sadhasivam, PE, Design Engineer, FINFROCK Timothy Hawk, FAIA, President, WSA

Vanessa Schutte, AIA, ALEP, K-12 Education Leader/Principal, DLR Group

  

2024 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects Transportation

 

Main Span up to 75 feet GirardAvenue over CSX Philadelphia,Pa.

PennStress

Main Span from 76 to 200 feet HarryW. Nice/Middleton Bridge Newburg,Md.

Coastal Precast

International Transportation Structure

Langat River Bridge

Kuala Langat, Selangor, Malaysia Dura Technology Sdn Bhd

Rehabilitated Bridge

ALMONO ABC Widening of I-376 Westbound Bridge Pittsburgh, Pa.

Brayman Precast LLC

 

Transportation Jury

Jamie Farris, PE, Deputy Director, Texas Department of Transportation Reggie Holt, Senior Bridge Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

Stephen Seguirant, PE, FACI, FPCI, Vice President, Director of Engineering, Concrete TechnologyCorp.

  

About PCI

Founded in 1954, The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures and systems industry. PCI develops maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for the design, fabrication, and construction of precast concrete structures and systems. PCI develops consensus base standards, industry handbooks, quality assurance programs, certification, research and development projects, design manuals, continuing education, and periodical publications. PCI members include precast concrete producers, erectors, suppliers, professional engineers and architects, educators, students, and industry consultants who complement the wide range of knowledge of precast concrete. For more information, visit pci.org/howprecastbuilds.

Brett Winslow to become President & CEO of the North American subsidiary of DESIGNA, Designa Access Corporation

February 14, 2024

 

 

Brett Winslow to become President & CEO of the North American subsidiary of DESIGNA, Designa Access Corporation

 

 

DESIGNA is pleased to announce that Brett Winslow has joined their U.S. subsidiary in a leadership role. Mr. Winslow will become President & CEO of the North American subsidiary, Designa Access Corporation, succeeding John Curtiss who retires March 1st.

Mr. Winslow has an extensive background in the parking industry with manufacturers as well as service companies in the development and delivery of technology-based parking management systems. He joins DESIGNA at an exciting time as the industry continues to evolve and adopt new technologies and innovative solutions.

Oliver Suter, CEO of DESIGNA, said “Our U.S. operation represents the largest growth opportunity for DESIGNA in our most sophisticated market. Brett will capitalize on DESIGNA‘s dominance in delivering customized Parking Access & Revenue Management Systems with integrated digital solutions.”

Mr. Winslow observed “DESIGNA‘s reputation in delivering quality parking systems for integrated enterprise environments is well recognized. We have a significant opportunity to expand our enterprise experience in airports and health care into other markets with related requirements. DESIGNA Access USA is ready to lead the market. We are growing our team to meet the demands of our changing industry and building partner and client relationships that deliver a premium parking experience. “

DESIGNA is a world market leader in fully automated parking systems. We are redefining parking management technology, and more than 500 employees in 60 countries do their best for our customers daily. With our holistic product concept, we offer smart solutions for complex requirements. Each system is carefully tailored to specific needs – for airports, hotels, malls, universities, hospitals, or even entire cities. We successfully break new ground in parking space management by archiving excellence. All components are precisely adapted to the respective application and expressly developed for smooth interactions. A visionary approach and the constant striving for progress characterize our success in parking space management – for more than 70 years.

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Quercus Technologies: Artificial Intelligence takes control of the new SmartLPR – QAI Inside!

February 08, 2024

 

Artificial Intelligence takes control of the new SmartLPR: QAI Inside!

 

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Quercus Technologies, a forerunner in All-In-One license plate recognition cameras, is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation, the new version of the SmartLPR system. This advanced license plate recognition system redefines industry standards, introducing novel key features that will mark a new era in vehicle recognition, while maintaining the essential characteristics for which Quercus was the first to market.

With the latest version, we’ve not only made significant improvements to the product, we’ve also changed the name of our cameras, from SmartLPR Access to SmartLPR. The change comes as a result of our decision to go back to the roots of Quercus, consolidating our identity and highlighting the constant evolution of our LPR technology. This new name also represents our determination to lead in the field of artificial intelligence applied to license plate recognition systems.

QAI_greyQuercus is consolidating its role as a forerunner by incorporating its internally-developed Artificial Intelligence technology into the core of its products: QAI Inside! The main innovation is based on the use of artificial intelligence algorithms to detect and recognize license plates (OCR).

With the latest evolution of our technology and integration of artificial intelligence, we’ve also made major improvements to the Free-flow operation mode. These optimizations are taking the camera’s reliability rate to new levels, truly enabling ticketless and barrierless systems to work perfectly. In fact, we now quantify faults in terms of incorrect license numbers per thousand read, instead of one hundred, as had been the practice until now. The combination of advanced license plate recognition capacity and the power of our artificial intelligence has boosted the accuracy and reliability of our system, contributing to more efficient all-around parking management.

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Our system now has the capacity to simultaneously read plates from an unlimited number of countries, doing away with the need to previously specify which ones it should be able to read. This advancement is a landmark, as it makes the system more flexible, and expedites its configuration.

The main goal has always been the same, simplify the experience for operators and enhance that of users. At the heart of this mission is a solid foundation of internal research and development. Our highly specialized team doesn’t just follow technological evolution: they drive it. Constant research, exploration of new frontiers, and the improvement of existing solutions are essential ingredients that define our commitment to ongoing development.

IMAGE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Another major advancement is the taking of better-quality images, with higher levels of definition and sharpness. Compared to prior versions, images are now seen with exceptional clarity and a more attractive overall look for operators’ visual perception. Enhanced quality and brightness play a crucial role in creating more vivid, user-friendly images.

QUERCUS FIRST

Throughout the years, we have been pioneers when it comes to launching different solutions that set the pace for the industry, a sign of our undying dedication to innovating. Quercus First (QF) reflects our ongoing commitment to leading with a visionary, even revolutionary, approach.

  • Worldwide Use: With recognition in over 200 countries, this advanced license plate recognition camera redefines geographic limits. With the same model, the Smart LPR enables successful implementation in a wide range of settings and conditions, ensuring efficient, accurate responses at the international level.
  • Wide Angle Recognition: Optimal license plate recognition at hard-to-read angles.
  • Dual Lamp – Color and IR reading inside the unit. The camera ensures exceptional performance even in dim conditions, for any type of license plate (reflective and non-reflective, in color or black and white).
  • Motorized Lens: The motorized lens provides exceptional agility and unbeatable accuracy, ensuring optimal image capture in diverse conditions.
  • HRR: The SmartLPR cameras can integrate two license plate recognition units per lane, for double license plate reading. This system, based on an artificial vision algorithm, is called HRR, (High Reliability Recognition). It is a parking system that combines all the characters and digits of the front as well as the rear license plates, enabling complete recognition of the license plate number.
  • IP67: The IP67 Certification guarantees optimal performance, even in challenging weather conditions, or in cases of high levels of dust generated inside the parking facility itself. This ensures the integrity of the system and fault-free operation.

With the SmartLPR License Plate Reader, Quercus Technologies reasserts its position as a leader at the cutting edge of technology, getting the most from the power of AI to offer new license plate recognition solutions. The new era in parking technology marks another example of Quercus’ ongoing responsibility toward constant improvement and meeting the changing needs of its customers around the world.

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