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Parking guidance in the Park & Ride areas near the Los Angeles metro to lower traffic congestion

Country: USA
Project of: Parking guidance in the Park & Ride areas
Main products: U-Spot DUO
The challenge

To lower the traffic in one of the most congested cities in the world

The traffic congestion in Los Angeles is among the worst in the world. According to studies in 2018, 80% of the customers of the metro’s Park & Ride areas spent too much time looking for parking, and 30% of the spots were occupied by vehicles not using public transportation. On the other hand, when testing different outdoor parking solutions, they came upon the added problem of an environment with a high level of magnetic influences caused by the area’s proximity to the trains.

The solution

The Los Angeles project was carried out to help the city’s metro better monitor its parking lots.

ParkingSense developed its own indoor parking sensor and chose the U-Spot DUO solution to deploy this project involving 2,000 sensors.
The system chosen uses magnetic and infrared sensors to detect the status of each parking spot and send all the occupancy information to the central management unit. The system’s twofold detection provides high reliability for an environment with magnetic influences like Los Angeles.
Thanks to the solution implemented, a traveler in Los Angeles can find parking immediately in the Park & Ride areas and is yet another satisfied metro customer who can reach their destination much more quickly and stress-free.

Benefits of implementing this solution
  • Reduction in the amount of time needed to find a parking spot
  • Increase in the number of public transportation users, which means increased income
  • Reduction in traffic and CO2 emissions
  • Combination of two detection systems to achieve 95% reliability in an environment with strong magnetic influences
  • Higher user satisfaction
Vice-President of operations, ParkingSense
Larry Eade
‘Seriously, if I hadn’t seen it in Los Angeles with my own eyes, I would never have believed how well your product works, with 97-98% accuracy, and installing the sensors more than 300 meters away. Very impressive.’
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