Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New technology set to transform parking management

20 July 2004

New technology set to transform parking management

Auckland City has set national standards in parking management this week with the introduction of new technology for parking officers and a new-look parking ticket which is bigger and easier to read.

In a first for New Zealand, parking officers hit the street with watertight hand-held computers - weighing a mere 300 grams and able to withstand a four-foot drop onto concrete. Officers also have wireless printers attached to their belts, working in conjunction with faster, more stable software.

Bob Stanton, Auckland City’s parking operations manager, says the new technology is more intelligent than anything New Zealand has seen previously.

“Parking technology has moved forward significantly since we last went out to tender five years ago,” he says.

“We can now automatically download information to our network at the end of each day, so people will usually be able to pay their tickets within 24 hours of issue.”

The new hand-held computers, known as Symbol 8800, were chosen for their reliability and increased ease of use, and are one third of the weight of previous parking equipment. Separating hardware and software allows for a more robust service and provides a strong wireless communication platform for the future.

The new-look ticket complements the advanced printers which can handle larger, better quality tickets and outline all payment options available, including a new online service through Auckland City’s website.

“The larger ticket is an added bonus. The legalities haven’t changed, but we’ve certainly acknowledged feedback that the previous ticket was hard for some people to read,” says Mr Stanton.

With over 73,000 cars entering Auckland’s CBD each weekday, parking officers play an integral role in managing parking turnover in the city.

“We’d really just like drivers to be considerate and park legally so that everyone gets a chance to park and the impacts on traffic flows are minimised, ” he says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news