WHAT IS PARKING GUIDANCE ?
Parking Guidance is all the means put in place to guide drivers to parking lots with available spots. This guidance is made by a set of displays that dynamically display the number of available spots in the parking lot as well as the guidance information to access it.
There are two types of parking guidance :
displays are installed on roads and allow guiding drivers to the parking entrance
displays are installed in the private space of the parking and guide drivers from the parking entrance to the available places
EUROPE AND ROAD TRAFFIC MOBILITY
In the framework of the European regulations, several concerns are covered related to road traffic mobility in densely- populated area like capitals and big cities. For instance :
easy access by car to urban aeras
decongestion of most crowded streets and zones
reduction of CO² emissions.
Parking guidance and information (PGI) systems, or car park guidance systems, present drivers with dynamic information on parking within controlled areas. The systems combine traffic monitoring, communication, processing and variable message sign technologies to provide the service.
PGI systems are designed to aid in the search for vacant parking spaces by directing drivers to car parks where occupancy levels are low. The objective is to reduce search time, which in turn reduces congestion on the surrounding roads for other traffic with related benefits to air pollution with the ultimate aim of enhancement of the urban area.