Premier project in Amsterdam
The pilot project begins on 1 October 2017 and will be evaluated in spring 2018. Several municipalities in the Netherlands are already checking permits and parking payments with the ‘scanning cars’, but using them to detect if cars are parked at permitted parking spaces is a first. To do this, the car accesses a GPS register of all permitted spaces. If a number plate is connected to a spot that is not on the register, four photos are taken and checked by an officer.
There are several locations in Amsterdam where parking regulations are violated particularly often: these include the Nine Streets, Damstraat, Utrechtsestraat and surroundings and the area around Muntplein. The data from the ‘scanning cars’ will be used to identify further areas prone to illegal parking so that preventative measures can be taken.
Read more about parking in Amsterdam here.