What is Smart Parking? Smart parking refers to the digitalization of parking management systems, which allows for convenient and ticketless parking for customers. The Hôtel de Ville car park in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, underwent this conversion with the help of Scheidt & Bachmann, an experienced and competent partner in offering digital parking solutions.
With the new system, customers can now enter and exit the parking garage without needing a physical ticket. Cameras located in the entrance lanes record license plate numbers, allowing for contactless entry. If necessary, the hybrid system can also switch to conventional ticketing. To pay for parking time, customers can enter their license plate number into the pay machines or use the City App of the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. The Checkout API links the parking management system to the City App, eliminating the need for customers to visit pay machines.
The entervo smart validation function adds further convenience, providing participating retailers with the ability to offer customer discounts for parking time when making a purchase. This function promotes customer loyalty, making the parking garage more attractive to potential visitors.
The Hôtel de Ville car park's digitalization is an important milestone for the widespread adoption of smart parking in Esch-sur-Alzette. Thanks to this implementation, another multi-level parking garage will soon be converted to this new digital parking management system.
The success of this project would not have been possible without the support of Serge Beck, Operations Director, and his team from Parkolux, and the city officials of Esch-sur-Alzette.
The family-owned company with its headquarters in Moenchengladbach, Germany was founded in 1872 and is now managed in its fifth generation. In the four divisions Fare Collection systems, Signalling Systems, Petrol Station Systems, and Parking and Leisure Centre Systems, Scheidt & Bachmann are setting worldwide standards. The Parking Systems division dominates the international car park market by nearly 22,000 installations; it is the system provider for more than 75 airports worldwide. Scheidt & Bachmann provides with its brand “entervo” integrated, modular general solutions consisting of up-to-date JAVA software and innovative equipment.