APT Skidata modernizes the entire parking system at Heathrow Airport
APT Skidata, a supplier of access control equipment for car parks, has carried out a complete system upgrade for the 11 public car parks at London Heathrow Airport.
Together with the parking management company APCOA Parking UK, APT Skidata provided software and hardware upgrades across the entire airport car park. Car parks have been upgraded to run on APT Skidata’s vehicle access management system, Parking.Logic, with new features and advanced software applications specifically designed to enhance the customer experience.
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Heathrow will also now benefit from Skidata’s cloud-based reporting and management system. With access to key real-time data and information, including ticket data, payment types, cash flow and occupancy levels, APCOA can monitor and manage report data to make immediate decisions, as well as analyze performance against long-term strategies and objectives to optimize parking across the Heathrow area.
The system also includes access to Skidata’s Emissions Assessment Service (EES), which provides real-time data on the fuel type of each vehicle entering and exiting each parking lot via the ANPR. This can be used to implement initiatives such as creating ‘green’ tariffs for drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles, identifying pockets of high emissions, and planning required levels of charging infrastructure based on data. use of electric vehicles.
Paul Connolly, Director of Airport Services at APCOA Parking UK, said: âHeathrow is committed to a sustainable future for aviation, and we have already worked with them to reduce harmful CO emissions.2 by the electrification of its shuttle fleet. With access to accurate real-time data on the number of gasoline, diesel, hybrid and fully electric vehicles using parking lots, APT Skidata’s intelligent reporting and management software will allow us to analyze and better manage emissions. across the domain, and in turn help Heathrow achieve its green goals.
In addition to providing digital services and software enhancements, Skidata has also provided hardware upgrades, such as replacing existing payment stations with its latest Skiosk payment terminals. Equipped with a 21.5 inch interactive touchscreen, the intuitive design of the Skiosk makes it extremely easy to use, with multiple payment options.
Additionally, the 114 controlled entry and exit lanes across the Heathrow estate have all been upgraded to Skidata’s Power.Gate control columns, which support technologies such as RFID cards, l ‘ANPR and contactless payment on exit via Apple or Google Pay.
Steve Murphy, Managing Director of APT Skidata, said: âOur technology has been in use at Heathrow for over 15 years and we continue to innovate new solutions and deliver new digital and data-driven services to maintain their trust and confidence. meet growing demand. “