01 March 2011
Mr. Klinkhamer, head of Utrecht's parking management: specific conditions were included in the tender in which support of innovative activities like software based parking space reservation was regarded as the main decisive factor. In the future we also want to connect electrical charging points to the system. Utrecht has several wishes from innovation perspective and we have been searching for a supplier who could meet our demands.
IP Parking meets these demands and does not require us to change the existing system that saves Utrecht a lot of time. According to Klinkhamer it is very easy to take care of automatic licence plate recognition with IP Parking's software platform. In the near future it will be possible for visitors to reserve a parking space at parking transferium Westraven from their own home for just four euros per day instead of four euros per hour downtown. Entry and exit is done based on their license plates.
Use of these parking transferia is stimulated in this way. Next to reduced parking rates a free tram ticket for five persons is complimentary to the reservation that can be used all day long.
Pay-by-minute parking has just been introduced at Utrecht convention centre "Jaarbeurs" and IP Parking's equipment allows future changeover to this concept in all public-parking garages owned by the city of Utrecht. IP Parking's web-based system will be the basis for development of future innovation.