The Market Square car park, situated in the Sydney suburb of Lane Cove, is set to become the first ticketless parking station in Australia, with the introduction of license-plate recogniton technology, when it opens in June.
The system works by taking pictures of each vehicle’s number plate and recording the time as it enters the car park. On exit, the system checks the number plate and allows the car to exit under the free time limit of two hours. Cars staying longer pay by entering their number plate at the pay station, or can register their credit card details for automatic payments.
According to Lane Cove Council this is the world’s first use of the technology.