Will ticketless parking become the norm in hospital environments in the future?

At Parkeon, the application of advanced technology means that car parks are increasingly offering multiple payment options and moving to more consumer-friendly systems to improve the user experience.

These innovations include more payment options than ever before – including mobile and account-based transactions – along with a true ‘ticketless’ system via the company’s enhanced MiniPark automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.

Parkeon has considerable experience in working with NHS Trusts, with a number of hospital sites across the UK benefiting from its pay-on-foot, ANPR and pay-and-display systems.

Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and the QEQM Hospital in Margate have moved away from pay-and-display to a Parkeon Varioflex pay-on-foot system that enables people to pay on exit for the time spent….without worrying about running out of time. Varioflex also includes the ability to pay for parking via mobile devices using Parkeon’s Whoosh! App, alongside conventional terminal-based payments.

Parkeon’s MiniPark ANPR with barriers technology, which uses cameras to log number plate details, offers even more options – including account-based payments using a ‘white label’ payments website, Whoosh! MPP, plus cash, card and contactless methods at the terminal. Motorists simply drive in (no need to obtain a ticket), park, and then pay (selecting their preferred payment method) before exiting the car park.

Lionel Ball, Parkeon’s Key Account & Senior Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland, said: “Our recent innovations will both improve the parking experience for motorists and ease the management of car parks for hospitals. Both Varioflex and MiniPark take the guesswork out of paying for parking without worrying about running out of time – and there are now more payment options than ever before.”