As we talk about pedestrian safety in the parking lot, the number one concern would be the infrastructure of these areas– it should be built to accommodate cars, at the same time, making sure that the pedestrians would be free from any harm, nor any accidents.
According to statistics, pedestrian fatalities are often caused by vehicle crashes; however, with the use of technology, their safety has been guaranteed. Here are some future technologies making parking lots safer for pedestrians.
Revenue and Access Control
This kind of technology has been a stable for colleges and universities because of how accurate they can be when it comes to monitoring. This equipment can control who enters and exit the parking facility while being able to time manage how users pay.
Technology has come a long way– now, there’s no need to have attendants to collect cash from parkers, because this equipment conveniently accepts cash, student Ids, credit cards, and the like.
To support that, even parking facilities are starting to take advantage of technology by installing parking guide systems that are capable of directing traffic to available spaces. That’s why PARCS became the cornerstone of one of the most exciting, and useful trends in parking– frictionless parking.
With this innovation, drivers can easily park their vehicles without the need to undergo traditional payment methods, and it focuses on technologies built explicitly for parking access control system. This makes barcode readers, license plate recognition, and reservation software more accurate. The drivers can drive in and out without a lot of hassle at all.
No need to stop at the gates to enter, or stay at exits to pay to park– everything will be automatic.
In other states, they are already practicing the use of a system that’s EMV compliant, or with LPR technology, and specialized software. With the installation of this parking system, new standards can be enjoyed as this offers some benefits to pedestrian and various groups of parkers.
Parking Guidance Being Implemented
Parking guidance works like speed bumps— they function to keep the drivers following the traffic rules, such as recommended speed. Parking guidance systems utilize sensors to check whether the parking space is vacant or not, as well as the status of each area– these are indicated through a series of visible lights.
Other lights can also be utilized to indicate short-term, handicapped, or different types of parking. In parking spaces, sensors are usually surface mounted. Guidance systems offer signage at main design points, like facility entrances, and on every floor.
Open Source Software
As exciting as the current parking technology landscape is, there’s more to look forward to. From connected cars to driverless vehicles, the next generation of transportation technology would have an impact on how parking is managed.
With open-source technology, software packages can further be developed for it to meet unique parking needs. Parking departments would no longer be constrained by software that’s not applicable to it, as open source technology makes it possible to use better equipment.
Indeed, technology helps in keeping pedestrians safe even in parking spaces.