Parking is easier and more convenient than ever at San Diego International Airport with the installation of an Indect parking guidance system in the airport’s new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza. The new parking garage utilizes a custom-designed Indect Upsolut parking guidance system to monitor where open parking spaces are available and guide travelers directly to open spots.
The Indect parking guidance system (PGS) features the installation of sensors over the garage’s parking spaces to monitor whether individual spaces are occupied or available. The status of each space is indicated by highly visible LED lights, with different colors indicating each space’s status and user group: green for available, red for occupied, blue for handicapped parking and clear for electric vehicle charging stations. The lights are clearly visible to drivers when they enter so they can quickly determine where spaces are available. The system also features a comprehensive signage plan with 189 high-visibility, 7-segment LED parking guidance signs to provide seamless directions from anywhere in the garage.
Conveniently located near Terminal 2, the new million square foot parking garage offers 2,900 parking spaces on three levels, including a number of open-air rooftop spaces for travelers wishing to take in the impressive harbor and downtown views. The $128 million parking structure was designed to complement surrounding architecture as well, and it includes numerous public art installations and attractive glass-front elevators.
“This is a beautiful parking facility, and it was imperative that the parking guidance system enhance the overall character of the garage,” said Dale Fowler, president of Indect USA. “We were able to provide a meticulous installation with no exposed conduits to give a clean visual appearance and make it fit seamlessly into the structure’s design.”
To enhance the look of the Indect parking guidance system each sensor casing was custom colored to match the ceiling, and a unique rail and dropper system was developed to ensure that the sensors were mounted discretely. Because the garage is located close to the Pacific Ocean the highest-grade aluminum was used to withstand the coastal environment.
“The Upsolut is the only parking guidance sensor in the world that is rated IP67. This means it can be totally immersed in water and is impervious to dirt and dust, making it ideally suited to the San Diego climate.” said Fowler.
Indect’s guidance technology has been fully integrated with the garage’s new ticket machines and boom gates. This integration will allow the airport to zone premium parking areas and offer a ‘Find My Car’ system for travelers who forget where they parked.