PORTIER HOST – Kalmar parking guidance system

Kalmar city in Sweden wanted to improve the parking capacity utilization and reduce unnecessary driving especially during peak traffic hours. In order to achieve this, all the parking areas were connected to Portier HOST cloud server which keeps track of the amount of free spaces in each parking area. None of the parking areas have any local hardware or software, all calculation points have been directly connected to the cloud server. The real-time availability info is submitted to roadside guidance displays that are also connected to HOST via mobile broadband connections. Furthermore, information is shared also to city’s own mobile application. Eventhough system contains more than ten different parking areas and tens of different guidance signs, the complete system was deployed in a very short time which illustrates the flexibility and simplicity of the HOST system.

System worked from the start and is really working consistently. Now it is simple to find the parking spaces and we avoid unneccessary driving around the city. Parking guidance system also contributes to a better urban environment which is another definite benefit.

– Björn Wigstedt, Serviceförvaltningen, Kalmar kommun

PORTIER Space-specific guidance system at Helsinki Airport

Helsinki airport has more than 10 000 parking spaces and they have been using FLS space-specific guidance system since 2010 when the first 1000 spaces were equipped. Since then, they have added 5000 more spaces in three different car parks. Finavia, the operator of parking at the airport, is actively using system’s audio feature either for welcoming passengers or playing commercial messages. FLS conducted a survey among the drivers and more than 90 % of the people were satisfied with the system and thought that it helps parking and makes travelling more convenient. Furthermore, around 80 % recognized the audio message upon parking.

Helsinki Airport P1, P2 and P5 facilities have Portier space-specific guidance that has improved the parking experience of our customers. Furthermore, we have successfully utilized Portier audio feature to generate positive first impressions as well as revenues from our outdoor media campaigns.

– Nina Vainioranta, Account manager, Finavia

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