How APCOA PARKING enables flawless parking experiences with CARRIDA Cam and onboard ALPR

APCOA PARKING is a leading car park operator and provider of transportation services, covering the entire value added parking chain. In order to enhance its services and to enable even simpler access to its car parks, APCOA was searching for a solution providing ticket-less access with automatic number plate recognition. It will be installed throughout the companies’ car parks in Germany and Europe and subsequently replace the currently used RFID-based system.

Einfahrt APCOA Flow

Parking services based on automatic license plate recognition

The company developed APCOA Flow, a smartphone app to register license plates. It also provides features to search for car parks at the desired destination or nearby and includes payment options. This makes parking with the app ticket- and cashless and thus fast and easy. The heart of the APCOA Flow ecosystem is the CARRIDA Cam for automatic number plate recognition. It recognizes and reads license plates onboard and sends only the results to a connected IoT device. This device checks the license plate against a cloud server and registers entrance and exit of the vehicle. The barriers open automatically, if a registered license plate is recognized.

Reliability tried and tested:
now coming to all locations

APCOA installed the first CARRIDA Cams at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany. The system has proven its worth and reliability and has been deployed in further car parks throughout Germany, e.g. in Potsdam, Hamburg, Bremen, Lübeck and Flensburg as well as in facilities in Austria, Italy and Poland. “The ticket-free parking system with CARRIDA Cams has been widely approved by our customers. It will be installed in all of our companies 200+ facilities in Germany and many more locations internationally in the future”, says Andreas Henninger, Head of Digital Infrastructure Projects at APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH. It will subsequently replace the existing systems with APCOA FLOW RFID-Chips.

“The ticket-free parking system with CARRIDA Cams has been widely approved by our customers. It will be installed in all of our companies 200+ facilities in Germany and many more locations internationally in the future”

Andreas Henninger

Head of Digital Infrastructure Projects
APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

Best reading rates in a compact design

The versatile CARRIDA Cam has been designed for stand-alone outdoor applications and offers best reading rates, even with difficult lighting situations. Andreas Henninger: “The CARRIDA Cam provides a reading accuracy greater 99.5 percent. We have chosen this model because of its small but robust design and its high image quality, fast processing time and onboard ALPR analysis. CARRIDA’s supportive service and standing in the market further undermined our decision.” Encrypted data transmission ensures safe and secure parking services and the plug&play installation caters for quick and easy setup of the system in the car parks.

With its small size, measuring only 91 x 62 mm, the camera can be easily integrated into existing systems for stationary as well as mobile applications. It is equipped with a high-end image sensor from SONY that ensures best possible image quality and first-class reading results, even under difficult lighting and weather conditions and with changing irradiation. The ultra-compact ANPR camera is protected against dirt, dust and moisture in accordance with IP67 and thus suitable for permanent outdoor use, also thanks to the integrated heater.

CARRIDA Cam
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Ticket-free parking service

fast, easy & secure

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Automatic number plate recognition

with onboard data analysis

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App with additional features

to find car parks and manage payments

Installations

realized or planed in Germany and Europe

Onboard ANPR driven by the powerful CARRIDA SDK

CARRIDA Cam’s reliability and reading accuracy is based on the perfectly integrated CARRIDA SDK ANPR-Engine. The versatile library recognized license plates from all countries worldwide and also accepts special formats such as two-line number plates as well as damaged or bent license plates. The software runs hardware independent on any edge device and can also be used with traditional IP-, USB- or GigE-Cameras. It’s fast processing time enables instant access to the car parks. In addition to parking applications, the CARRIDA SDK can also be deployed for other uses in the fields of traffic management, tolling, law-enforcement and smart cities. Depending on the hardware, it can also provide make & model recognition and further data, powered by latest Deep Learning functionalities.

APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

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Founded
1947
Headquarter
Stuttgart, Germany 

APCOA PARKING Group is Europe’s leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 5,500 employees, the company manages approximately 1.5 million individual parking spaces at over 9,500 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces at 1,800 city and shopping center locations, 400 hotels, 150 hospitals and 58 European airports.

“The CARRIDA Cam provides a reading accuracy greater 99.5 percent. We have chosen this model because of its small but robust design and its high image quality, fast processing time and onboard ALPR analysis. CARRIDA’s supportive service and standing in the market further undermined our decision.”

Andreas Henninger

Head of Digital Infrastructure Projects
APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

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