The MEISTER Smart Park & Charge service is being tested in “El Reservado” restaurant (Málaga), where four parking places in front of two new semipublic charging stations (AC+DC / 50 kW / Simultaneous charge) were equipped with an intelligent parking camera system that can inform if the places are free or occupied and if the electric vehicle (EV) is charging or not.
Users can now reserve spaces before charging using the MEISTER Smartphone app for individual EV Drivers to reserve a charging station. The app ensures that the station is kept free for their use. With this intelligent parking & charging infrastructure solution, MEISTER aims to increase efficiency, utilisation, and ease of use of e-mobility. During the project, different reservation forms and times have been tested, a different system with barriers has been demonstrated in Berlin, for instance.
They will help to operate public and semi-public charging infrastructure more efficiently by protecting it from incorrectly parked vehicles and making the parking and charging process more user-friendly.
Moreover, with the camera system solution implemented in Malaga pilot the installation is also protected against vandalism acts.
Results will be available in the upcoming demonstration and evaluation deliverables. Stay tuned!