The Digital Car Park Attendant by MSR-Traffic

How Cities Can Use New Technologies

The misuse of parking spaces reserved for specific purposes has an important and, above all, negative impact on urban mobility

The misuse of parking spaces reserved for specific purposes has an important and, above all, negative impact on urban mobility and is a problem for most public administrations.

One example is the unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons with reduced mobility. The misuse of these parking spaces leads to significant restrictions in the lives of this group of people who need these parking spaces to be able to carry out their daily activities.

Another common situation in cities is parking violation in delivery zones, causing delivery vehicles to be parked in the street and leading to chaos and commotion. It is also increasingly common to find incorrectly parked cars in parking spaces that are exclusively intended for e-cars. These situations prevent the development of urban mobility plans.

To ensure flowing and sustainable mobility in cities, as well as the well-being of residents, it is important that the regulations on the use of these reserved parking spaces are respected. The challenge for city managers and parking operators is to improve and optimize the service using technology.

Solutions from MSR-Traffic support municipalities and businesses in efficiently managing regulated spaces to achieve much more effective control and increased productivity of the area.

The solution consists of:

  • A ground sensor that detects the occupancy status of vehicles in the parking spaces as well as the parking time in real-time. The M2M version of the wireless parking sensors from MSR-Traffic is characterized by the fact that no gateway is required to transmit the data. This makes it the ideal solution for projects with scattered parking spaces. By using the new NB-IoT protocol, the costs for realizing such projects are drastically reduced.

  • An app for citizens who are authorized to use reserved parking spaces. The app informs users where available reserved parking spaces can be found and allows them to carry out their arrival and departure. The app digitizes the parking permits and controls the requirements of the user identification for the correct application.

  • An app for the city that compares user information with the occupancy status of the parking space and the time spent by the vehicle. Through the app, traffic wardens or city councils can view information and be notified in case of a violation, thus optimizing control routes.

The solution is 100 % flexible and can be easily integrated with third-party apps.

Four black sensors

The identification and control of users parked in each parking space drastically reduce violations and increases vehicle rotation in parking spaces, which has a positive impact on parking availability. This enhanced availability is passed on to the users via the app, increasing the possibilities and speed of finding a free parking space. In addition, the real-time display allows supervising operations and allocated resources to be optimized. In this way, areas with the most violations can be prioritized. Further details on MSR-Traffic products can be found in the MSR-Traffic Online Catalog.

About MSR-Traffic 

From the idea to the turnkey parking guidance system.


MSR-Traffic offers innovative sensor technology that enables counting and single place detection of vehicles in indoor and outdoor applications. Drivers are quickly guided to the next available parking space via dynamic traffic control technology or via an app. In addition to the development, production, and sales of intelligent parking guidance systems, MSR also provides support in planning and installation on site.


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