10 years ago, Sunway Pyramid implemented a system known as the parking guidance system which helps to identify if parking is taken or not with the use of green and red light to ease the struggles that we all face to find an empty parking lot.
About a year ago, Sunway launched a teaser video on Facebook:
The video showcased how easily the driver could enter the parking lot without the need of taking a ticket before entering. Not to mention, losing the ticket and having to compensate by paying a fine!
Here are 5 facts you need to know about Sunway’s license plate recognition parking system:
1. No more tickets!
The new carpark licensing recognition registers your car number plate within seconds when you enter into the mall. It is similar to driving through a toll booth with the use of either a SmartTAG or RFID.
2. The mode of payment is still unconfirmed
The mode of payment for this newly integrated system has not been disclosed yet, but it has been speculated that the method of payment would be cashless with the use of e-wallet applications. Though, they have not confirmed that it would be cashless, there could be a possibility that you would still be required to make payment at the autopay machine before leaving.
3. Helps reduce traffic
It is no secret that Sunway has always had horrible traffic, especially during peak hours, but with this new system, drivers would be able to save a lot of time and experience a smooth journey in and out of the mall. Though the problem of insufficient parking spaces is still posing as a problem, at least Sunway is taking its first step to better improve its mall significantly.
4. No more losing your parking ticket
That’s right! You can finally live in peace knowing that your parking ticket would not go missing and no additional fee would be imposed on you. The use of parking tickets might be abolished but drivers would still need to register their number plate through the Sunway Parking portal and Sunway Pyramid apps via smartphone.
5. The release date is not confirmed
There have been no exact confirmed date for the The cashless parking experience, but it would be rolled out to the public in the first quarter of 2020 and it’s said to replace the ticketing system within a year. The smart parking system is currently exclusively for staff and season pass holders, though pre-registration is available, and shoppers who register their vehicle plate numbers will get a one-off entry to parking free of charge.
What do you think about the license plate recognition parking system? Do you think it’ll help reduce traffic congestion during peak hours? Let us know in the comments below
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