Drivers into the town of Woking in Surrey will soon be able to park without having to have a printed ticket, after an upgrade by parking company WPS.
The Dynniq subsidiary is on the process of installing automated number plate recognition technology to identify vehicles’ entry and exit time and therefore work out the parking price they need to pay.
Users will then have multiple payments options, including cash, chip & pin and contactless at pay stations or via the WPS-integrated JustPark App.
The customer will be able to key in their car registration number at the pay station or enters a car park code in the app – once paid, exit barriers automatically open. The overall solution will include a web portal for managing season ticket / permit holders using the car parks. Regular users can exit and pay automatically for their parking by preregistering their number plate and payment details.
VMS signage is to also be installed both on approaching roads and in the new car parks, to help visitors efficiently find available spaces.
Simon Jarvis, Managing Director of WPS in the UK, says parking is a vital touch point in a visitor’s town centre experience, “The Council had a well thought out brief that allowed us to work in partnership with them, JustPark and other providers to fully-utilise the best systems and services available. We’ve been able to bring together an integrated suite of leading technologies to create a solution that delivers the utmost in flexibility, efficiency and convenience for Woking residents, commuters and visitors, as well as the Council.”