Get My Parking’s scalable IoT platform includes an eco-friendly solution for parking operators to digitize their traditional parking lot without increasing their carbon footprint drastically. The Enable Module is capable of retrofitting and integrating existing third-party access equipment with the centralized platform - by removing the need to discard old equipment and manufacturing completely new barrier gates, this technology helps the parking industry reduce its consumption of fuel, wastage of resources, and carbon emissions.
Motorists in the US spend an average of 17 hours every year searching for parking spaces - this wastes around $345 worth of time, fuel, and emissions per driver according to an analysis by INRIX. But on the other extreme is the fact that there are at least 500 million empty spaces in the US at any given time. Even though global positioning systems and mobile apps that use them have come a long way since their inception, there are few efficient systems in place that help drivers find the right parking spots at the right time.
This issue has a long-lasting impact on the environment and can only be solved if more parking operators had the resources to offer digital parking reservations and payment methods. Since replacing every barrier and P&D machine can lead to massive wastage, Get My Parking has ensured that the digitizing solutions offered by the platform can retrofit legacy equipment quickly and cost-effectively.
Considering how environmentalists prioritize Reuse and Reduce over the third part of the slogan (Recycle), reusing existing equipment can create a trend of incremental carbon saving. Instead of manually upgrading boom barriers and parking machines in the 40,000 parking lots in the US, retrofitting this equipment can help us make large strides against climate change.
The Enable Module consists of a small Plug and Play box that upgrades offline gates to online access while integrating multi-vendor types of barrier gates onto a single platform. Operators can now monitor and control all their access equipment remotely from a centralized admin dashboard. The solution can be installed and deployed within 30 minutes to provide parkers with a safe and touchless parking experience.
Retrofitting technology is the greenest way to digitize our parking lots. Learn more about GMP’s operator-friendly green solutions here.
About Get My Parking
Get My Parking is an award-winning provider of an Interoperable Smart Parking Platform that connects all parking and mobility stakeholders on a common platform who were until now operating in silos. It comprises a team of doers with a clear mission to digitize the parking industry globally. Get My Parking (GMP) was founded in 2015 by Chirag Jain and Rasik Pansare with a vision to make every parking transaction a sub-conscious experience. With a strong foundation of the team, technology, and partnerships, GMP is creating a future-proof platform to connect the parking industry internally as well with urban mobility players.