Member News: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Chooses Park Assist
LOUISVILLE, KY – June 3rd, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). Just 10 minutes from downtown, the International Airport supports over 4 million travelers per year with a high-volume of both passenger and cargo traffic. Park Assist’s M4 smart-sensor system will serve the airport’s 3,000 space parking structure. With the goal of enhancing the user experience, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority was eager to install a PGS that offered predictability and security, as well as a VIP parking journey for each patron.
Park Assist’s camera-based M4 PGS will monitor occupancy on levels 2 and 3 of the garage, while the S1 outdoor solution will be used to calculate rooftop availability. Along with the M4 and S1 technology, Park Assist will also install its state-of-the-art, digital Variable Messaging Signs (VMS). The VMS-NAV signs enable parking facility operators to create and broadcast an expansive set of custom graphics and digital messages in a variety of different colors. Coupled with split screen, scrolling, and toggling capabilities, these digital signs display a vast array of occupancy data, enabling visitors to make informed decisions upon their arrival at the entry lanes.
As wayfinding signage guides users to appropriate parking areas within the garage, Park Assist’s exclusive M4 smart-sensor system amplifies the guidance experience by indicating which specific spaces are available, occupied, or premium using color-coded LED lights.
Additionally, the airport’s PGS will also come equipped with several add-on features. Integrating with TIBA Parking Systems, Park Assist’s customer-centric Park Finder™ software module ensures that guests can easily pinpoint their vehicle upon returning to the garage. Utilizing either the Park Assist mobile app or a Park Finder enabled TIBA pay station, travelers are guided to the exact location of their vehicle. The Park Finder Find Your Car™ locator scours a database of vehicles in the garage and identifies the correct car, providing step-by-step directions on how to get there.
Park Assist’s Park Alerts™ and Park Surveillance™ add-ons will be used to increase control and security in the garage. The Park Alerts software extension allows parking management to set automated rules and alerts that help staff manage awareness and enforce parking policies in the facility, while Park Assist’s Park Surveillance module enables the M4 and S1 sensors to capture streaming video of any movement in or around parking spaces, serving as a proven deterrent of criminal behaviors.
“Park Assist is committed to providing each traveler at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport with accurate, real-time information that will help inform their parking decisions and further reduce friction on both sides of the customer journey. At the forefront of a world connected by technology, Park Assist is committed to creating an end-to-end experience through our PARCS system integrations and additional API capabilities,” said Robert Wishart, Regional Account Manager, Northeast.
Working with local partner, United Electric, Park Assist’s site work is set to begin this month and is slated for completion by September 2020.
“We are proactively preparing for the return of our customers and this technology will significantly improve the parking experience at SDF,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.
Prior to the planned work at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Park Assist has been a coveted addition to several other major airports throughout the United States and Canada. Park Assist’s continued and proven success, as well as their growing technological capabilities and dynamic pricing integrations were key factors in Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s decision to install the M4 and S1 parking guidance systems.
About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.
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