My Smart City Graz Quarter ensures dynamism by intelligent parking guidance system


MSR-Traffic & MSR-Austria equip an underground car park with parking guidance system that guarantees a fast search for parking spaces.


My Smart City Graz stands for energy efficiency, resource conservation and the reduction of emissions. The latest energy technologies and transport concepts are applied there to protect the environment.

With the reorganisation of Graz's central station, the area around the station is currently the best-developed area in Graz. The district to the west of the main station was originally a commercial and industrial area and will in future be the first quarter in Graz to be developed according to smart criteria. In the vicinity of the Helmut List Halle, a successful mix of residential units, office and commercial space and an extensive public park is being created.

In addition to various projects and construction phases, such as the Science Tower, the school campus or the Cool City, the district is home to the My Smart City Graz Mitte project, a residential and shopping complex that has an underground car park with an intelligent parking guidance system from MSR-Traffic.


Solution from MSR-Traffic 


The ultrasonic sensor Sonici  detects and manages the availability of each parking space.


MSR-Traffic GmbH, Ultrasonic sensors in different colours

©MSR-Traffic GmbH, Ultrasonic sensors SONICI RGB



The implementation of single space detection in multi-storey car parks is possible for an area, but also for individual levels. When a parking space is occupied, the ultrasonic sensor detects the magnetic field change.

The Sonici is ideal for single space detection for indoor car parks and guarantees 99% detection accuracy.









©MSR-Traffic GmbH, LED Matrix Display in underground car park Smart City Graz

©MSR-Traffic GmbH, LED Matrix Display in underground car park Smart City Graz



The LED indication of remaining spaces by means of the matrix displays from MSR-Traffic enables fast route guidance for people looking for parking spaces, including for finding handicapped and electric vehicle parking spaces.

The live data on the parking situation enables drivers to make quick directional decisions at any time. Also, the dynamic traffic in the underground car park results in fewer CO2 emissions and at the same time increases the economic efficiency of the parking areas.








White housing with digital display

©Intelligent parking guidance system ParkGard®Control Center (PGCC)


The heart of the intelligent parking guidance system - the ParkGard® Controller Center (PGCC) - establishes the connection to the ultrasonic sensors and displays the counting information on the corresponding LED displays on the car park levels.


In addition to controlling the parking guidance system and storing historical data, the PGCC is also responsible for creating statistics, visualising ongoing operations and communicating with other systems.

The planning, installation and commissioning of the entire parking guidance system for My Smart City Graz was carried out by MSR-Austria GmbH, an Austrian branch of MSR-Group GmbH from Germany.


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.