The history of parking did not begin with the invention of the car by Karl Benz in 1866, but with the spread of cars at the beginning of the 20th century. History has forked in two directions: on-street parking and off-street parking. On-street parking began in Oklahoma City, USA in the early 1930s. For parking on the street, the parking meter was invented and introduced by Carl Magee solve arbitrary parking of cars everywhere, which leads to traffic congestion problems. The installation of the parking meters not only solved the traffic problems, but also created new business revenues and new costs for vehicle owners who wanted to park their cars in the city center.
Magee founded the Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter Company to manufacture the parking meters. The company later changed its name to POM (the initials of Park-O-Meter) and is still manufacturing parking meters today.
For public off-street parking, history was traced back much earlier than street parking. As more and more people owned cars, parking became a problem and cities looked for a solution to park as many cars as possible in as little space as possible, especially for off-street parking than the cars on it At the time not weatherproof, today’s preference would be parking in garages. in the 1905: Garage Rue de Ponthieu built the very first automated parking garage in Paris, France. It was a multi-storey car park with an internal elevator that moved the cars from one level to the other with the help of a few park attendants who drove and parked the cars in the available spaces; or today we called it valet parking. Garage Rue de Ponthieu was not a fully automated parking garage, but many consider this garage to be the first with the automated elements and thus the forerunner of the automated parking system. Technically it was a semi-automatic parking garage.
1905: Garage Rue de Ponthieu, Paris
All building developments today have to allocate specific parking spaces according to the quotas of the cities and municipalities in order to guarantee sufficient parking spaces. For example, a shopping center generally has a higher parking rate than an office tower. All types of parking systems and technologies have evolved over the past few decades to meet different needs.
Teh Hon Seng, CEO of the TimeTec Group, commented: “For a long time, the parking access and fee collection system has changed from a manual system to an unmanned ticket and cash collection machine which we will go into in the next articles in this park series. “
After cashless and contactless, what would the next wave of parking systems be in the next twenty to thirty years?
“I’m afraid there won’t be a parking system by then. We can predict that autonomous or driverless cars will flood the streets in the next two to three decades and fewer people will need their own cars. Car manufacturers and e-hailing service providers would do that. ”Operate autonomous cars together. These cars no longer need parking, they will pick you up and bring you to the right place at the right time. The arrival of autonomous cars meant the end of the parking system. “
“Since TimeTec Parking emphasizes something that goes beyond parking and the connectivity of continuous activities in the entire digital ecosystem, omitting parking activities does not interrupt the chain of data flow in order to achieve better automation for urban life.”
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Stay tuned for the 4/12 series next Wednesday on Malaysiakini for TimeTec Smart Parking. For the previous article,
Click on this link: TimeTec Smart Parking (2/12): A whole new parking experience
Malay version: Parkir Pintar TimeTec (2/12): Pengalaman Parkir Serba Baharu
Chinese version: TimeTec 智慧 停车 系统 （2/12） ： 全新 的 停车 体验
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