INDECT has successfully installed parking guidance technology in fourteen airports across the world with three additional airports under construction and another major hub scheduled to begin mid 2019.
Since their first installation in London’s Gatwick Airport in 2006, INDECT has seen the aviation industry shift from viewing parking guidance as a non-essential, luxury item to a standard requirement in many new airport garages.
“The installation of a parking guidance system is now widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to improve a garage’s efficiency, maximize revenue and reduce greenhouse emissions.” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA.
“Guiding drivers directly to available spaces eliminates the need to actively search for a parking spot. This minimizes aisle congestion, improves safety and significantly reduces the likelihood of accidents, making the entire parking experience quicker and easier.” said Fowler.
“As every traveler knows, when you’re racing to catch that flight, every minute counts.” he said.
According to an Australian study performed in 2008, the installation of an INDECT parking guidance system was shown to significantly reduce the amount of time taken to locate an available space. Even when the garage is over 75% capacity, drivers were still able to find a parking space 24% faster than without guidance.
Not only were search times faster, they were also more consistent. The study showed that parking guidance noticeably improved garage efficiency by spreading the demand for spaces more evenly across all levels. Instead of allowing the lower levels to fill completely, causing congestion and delay, drivers were able to bypass the full or nearly full levels and head straight for a vacant space.