Sharjah unveils high-tech weapon to catch parking violators

Digital scanning vehicle can monitor and process more than 3,000 vehicles in an hour
By Staff writer
Sat 03 Mar 2018 11:01 AM

Sharjah Municipality has unveiled a new high-tech solution to crack down on parking violations in the emirate.

Revealed during the UAE Innovation Month celebrations at Al Majaz Waterfront, the green and white digital scanning vehicle can monitor and process more than 3,000 cars or vehicles in an hour, according to Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazien, director of Public Parking Department at Sharjah Municipality.

The digital scanning vehicle has a mobile camera fitted on its roof, saving great effort and time and immensely simplifying the work of inspection teams, he said.

He added that the vehicle has been successfully tested and will be deployed in all areas over the next few weeks.

The monitoring vehicle will work with parking inspectors to detect abuses and provide data and statistics on the percentage of parking positions and times and rates of use of various means of payment.

The UAE Innovation Month supports the national innovation strategy and contributes to the UAE's position as a global innovation hub. The month-long celebration encourages and inspires the public and private sectors as well as individuals to adopt innovative thinking and practices for the greater common good of the people.

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Last Updated: Sat 03 Mar 2018 10:46 AM GST

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