City of Delft starts parking enforcement with scancar

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The city of Delft took the next step in digital parking, with the introduction of number plate parking. This Monday Ton Cornax, Head of Control & Enforcement of the city of Delft, has, by turning the keys, officially inaugurated the very first scancar.

Digital parking

City of Delft has recently been preparing the move to digital parking and digital parking enforcement, to make parking in Delft better, easier and more efficient to both the parker and the municipality. Parkers can now get their parking right by entering their plate number at the parking machine or via mobile phone parking, residents can apply for their digital parking permit on the website of the city of Delft.

With the commissioning of the ScanGenius scancar, the city of Delft can now automatically check the digital parking rights. The cameras in the special "roofbox" scan the number plates of parked vehicles, which are instantly checked in the central Parking Rights DataBase (PRDB) of Delft if a valid parking right is issued for that plate number. If this is not the case, the enforcement agent that follows the car gets a message on his handheld. He will go to the specified vehicle, recheck the parking rights and create a fine.

State of the art technology

"With this scanning solution, we have the latest, state of the art technology," said Ton Cornax from the city of Delft. "This allows us to organize the supervision more efficient and effective for years to come. This extensive automation, our enforcement agents have more time to give help and information to motorists."

The scanning resolution of Delft is a total concept consisting of an innovative, "rooftop" scan system and the modular Brickyard back-office, from the pen of Taxameter Centrale and ARVOO Imaging Products. The advantage of the roofbox is that it’s easy to fit on another car, so in case of maintenance to the car, the control rounds doesn’t need not be interrupted. The extensive modular back-office allows the incoming scan data to be quickly checked in the PRDB of Delft and put the results through to the handheld of the enforcement agents.

Important step for TMC

Rinus Bruinsma, commercial director of Taxameter Centrale says: "I am proud of where we are standing now as TMC, from parking machines to fully automated enforcement. After the Rijksmuseum this scancar is an important step for TMC and once again confirms the close cooperation with manufacturer ARVOO.” Together, the parties are also responsible for the camera enforcement system in the bicycle tunnel under the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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