How to Manage City Parking with Mobile Scanning like Stadtwerke München

How to Manage City Parking with Mobile Scanning like Stadtwerke München

Discover how the Stadtwerke München optimizes their city parking processes & save resources with mobile scanning technology.

Stadtwerke München is a communal company owned by the city of Munich. It offers public services ranging from utility supply to public transport and is also responsible for managing parking within the city. Munich has a population of 1.54 million people so there’s a large volume of traffic within the city. Stadtwerke München wanted to make parking inspection easier to perform and sought out technological solutions. This is how they discovered Anyline.

Challenges of Traditional Parking Control

Before Stadtwerke München introduced mobile license plate scanning, parking attendants had to use traditional manual data entry processes to record the license plates of offending vehicles. They were required to type license plate numbers into their mobile terminal and then re-type the number once more, but backward, to verify that it was correctly entered.

This process was time-intensive and contained redundancies as attendants were required to perform twice as much data entries as necessary to ensure the consistency and quality of data. Instead, Stadtwerke München wanted to find an accurate and fast way to collect license plates. Once their development team recognized the potential of mobile scanning technology for fulfilling these requirements, they started searching for a reliable provider.

Parking Control in Munich Work Today

With more than 250 parking attendants working in Munich today, it was important to deliver a solution that was simple to use and which provides a positive user experience. The response from SWM’s parking attendants to mobile scanning as an everyday work solution has been highly positive. The accuracy provided by Anyline means that the details of license plates can be gathered much quicker than with traditional manual data entry methods used before.