6 Jul 2021

How a parking guidance system can cut CO2 emissions

There is a clear need to keep working toward sustainable development and environmental policies that promote environmental friendliness and care. Now more than ever, the parking industry must be a part of these projects and targets, improving mobility and parking systems throughout the sector. Turning a traditional parking facility into one that contributes to reducing the negative impacts on the environment is an increasingly sought-after future strategy.

Our camera-based guidance system is made up of a parking management software that centralizes all of the information from different devices: BirdWatch. The company's product offering ranges from indoor guidance systems (SC Indoor), outdoor parking guidance systems (SC Outdoor), license plate reader at accesses, kiosks, information displays and a light per space system.

The Quercus Technologies comprehensive parking guidance solution brings a number of advantages to facility owners, operators and the user experience of end customers. One of the benefits of investing in a smart parking facility is the sustainability that characterizes them, and the conversion from a traditional facility to an eco-friendly one.

Another feature of indoor and outdoor parking guidance systems is diminishing the time it takes drivers to find an available parking space. There is also a considerable cut-down on lines at access points thanks to the automation of vehicle entries and exits from the parking facility.

The marked increase in mobility resulting from the detection of occupied and available spaces and the use of color information displays that enhance the user experience, also decrease the time vehicles spend with their engines running. In other words, vehicles that spend less time parking create fewer emissions that release pollutants into the air, inside and outside the parking facility. The signage, camera-based sensors and lights per space significantly reduce drivers' travel time, which means less air pollution.

What's more, less carbon dioxide emission inside the parking garage makes for lower ventilation investment, and with it, less energy and maintenance overheads for the entire facility. The functionality of a parking garage is important, but so is its appearance. For that reason, the dirtiness caused by vehicles' fuel exhaust makes it necessary to paint more often, and keep up a hygienic maintenance of the garage. Therefore, the less time cars and motorcycles spend traveling inside the parking facility, the lower its maintenance costs will be.

LPR cameras at parking facility entrances and exits let operators save on paper with ticketless access systems. Simply entering the license plate number in the payment area or mobile payment application makes ticket printing, and spending on paper, a thing of the past. This guarantees an optimal relationship between the parking industry and the environment.


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