The digital car park attendant

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 and is a problem for most public administrations.

Mobility in Cities

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One example is the unauthorised 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 handicapped persons. They 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, leading to chaos and commotion on site.




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 the 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 optimise the service using technology.


MSR-Traffic's solutions for smooth and sustainable mobility in cities


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

The solution consists of:

  • U-Spot from MSR-Traffic for intelligent indoor parking guidance systems

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    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 characterised 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 realising such projects are drastically reduced.

  • An app for citizens who are authorised to use these reserved parking spaces. The app informs these users where available reserved parking spaces can be found. So it allows them to carry out their arrival and departure. The app digitises the parking permits and controls the requirements of the user identification for 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, e.g. traffic wardens or city councils can view information. In addition, they be notified in case of a violation, thus optimising control routes.


Advantages for mobility in cities


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

The identification and control of users parked in each parking space drastically reduces violations. At the same time, it 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 optimised. In this way, areas with the most violations can be prioritised.


Further details on MSR-Traffic products can be found in the MSR-Traffic Online Catalog.

From the idea to the turnkey parking guidance system. 

MSR-Traffic  offers innovative sensor technology and intelligent parking guidance systems that enable counting and single space detection of vehicles indoors  and outdoors.  Drivers are quickly guided to the next available parking space via dynamic traffic control technology or via app. With  magnetic field sensorscamerasultrasonic sensors and state-of-the-art   LED displays,  the company offers innovative products and solutions for finding and monitoring parking spaces. In addition to the development, production and sales of intelligent parking guidance systems, MSR-Traffic also supports the planning and installation on site. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us, send us an email or contact one of our European branches.