Engineering the perfect parking system takes a lot of initiative. Before long, several insurmountable challenges will present themselves. But the best in the business know how to overcome these challenges. First, we must understand them though.
Let’s look at six clear challenges we are facing in the development of better parking systems around the world.
- Web Access
Global web access is a dream that will perhaps one day be recognised.
But until then, we can’t always be sure that Wi-Fi is available wherever we go. The absence of freely available Wi-Fi poses several car parking barriers.
- Mobile parking apps cannot function on phones without a web connection
- Pre-booking isn’t possible without web access
- Location software will not work without mobile web access
- Electronic payments are rendered inoperable without a connection
As the internet becomes more and more accessible around the world, these issues will become negligible. But until then they remain challenging within the parking industry.
- Generational Gaps
Believe it or not, but there is a downside to super-fast-moving technology. People can’t always keep up. When something changes, some people get uncomfortable. “What was wrong with the old way?”
Since the point of upgrading a parking system is convenience, it stands to reason that this should be the ultimate goal—even for the older generation. If older people who are not technologically savvy don’t understand a new parking system, the establishment will lose out on a massive demographic.
In some ways, older people determine whether a general area is ready for advanced technology. If it’s too advanced, some areas simply aren’t ready to implement them yet. You could call this a technological delay, which is one of the challenges facing the parking industry today. Continue reading “6 Challenges Facing the Parking Industry”