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22.05.2020, 13:23

Supporting Lockdown Easing with Touchless Parking

WPS has upgraded its touchless parking platform to mitigate potential risks associated with Covid-19 at barrier terminals and pay stations as business in the UK begin reopening and drivers take to the roads again.


The company's Pay-on-Exit ParkAdvance™ system facilitates a touchless parking journey from arrival to departure by replacing standard buttons with infrared ones triggered by hand motions that issue a ticket without exposing vehicle users to the risk of virus transfer. 


Pay stations can also be upgraded to touchless with the installation of a new surface-mounted, optical ticket scanner. Instead of inserting a ticket and receiving it back (with a possible risk of virus cross contamination between successive customer tickets), users can now simply wave their ticket barcode in front of the optical scanner which reads a ticket without it needing to be inserted. The payment can then be made using existing contactless payment card readers to complete the touchless experience. 


WPS’ high-accuracy Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology can also be added (without the need for substantial additional investment) and coupled with cutting edge cashless payment apps. WPS’ Award Winning Technology (British Parking Awards 2020) offers new cashless ways to pay allowing customers to scan their barcoded pay-on-foot ticket with a smartphone ‘Pay Station in Your Pocket’ app to avoid any need to visit a physical pay station.


Simon Jarvis, Managing Director of WPS in the UK, says: "It is our role as an industry is to help create solutions that keep our car parks fully operational whilst creating a safe, touchless journey for all users. With its fully-IP based architecture and modular design, our ParkAdvance™ system is yet again showing its inborn flexibility to meet emerging challenges and opportunities."


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