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 entry as necessary to ensure high accuracy. Stadtwerke München wanted to find an accurate and fast way to collect license plates instead. Once their development team recognized the potential of optical character recognition (OCR) technology for fulfilling these requirements, they started searching for a reliable provider.
Mobile Scanning Solution for Stadtwerke München
The Stadtwerke München development team discovered Anyline during their research about mobile scanning solutions and downloaded the Anyline demo app to test the mobile license plate scanner. After being impressed by the initial test results, the Stadtwerke München team got in touch with Anyline to discuss how mobile scanning technology could be adapted to provide even more accuracy for their specific use case.
Improvements were made to the Anyline platform and in the meantime, newer versions of Anyline were released that further improved the accuracy for their use case. With such an innovative solution available for them, Stadtwerke München felt it was best to work with Anyline. With the continual release of new versions and dedicated client services, they were confident that they could scan license plates in Munich with high accuracy.
On top of that, Stadtwerke München was able to integrate and take advantage of Anyline’s automatic torch detection for scanning in low-light conditions. This further improved the reach and agility of our mobile license plate scanning solution. In all cases where Anyline is not able to provide an accurate scan (due to angle or debris on the license plate) parking attendants still have the option to type in license plates as a fallback.
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 to mobile license plate 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.
“We’re very happy with the license plate scanning solution that Anyline has provided us with. It’s made it much faster for our parking attendants to collect license plate data. This efficiency improvement at the base of our parking control operations will help us to improve parking control as a whole within Munich.”
Start with Mobile License Plate Scanning Today!
Save time and reduce costs with mobile license plate scanning from Anyline. You can improve your customer experience, enhance security, and upgrade the quality of data capturing all at the same time. Our versatile technology uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide you with accurate and fast mobile scanning solutions.
You can download our free SDK and begin your 30-day trial today. For more information and details on how to add mobile license plate scanning to your app or website, get in touch with us. We’re happy to help!