The new parking area of the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar, in the province of Verona, is fully operational. It was built as part of the construction of the new entrance to the hospital, created with the aim of being the only access point for users to access the new acceptance point and reach the wards. It was created by CAME. The parking facility is available H24 to the health facility users with over 300 parking spaces available on 3 underground floors accessible by 2 different ramps, in order to ensure smooth access, which is essential to manage the constant stream of visitors. In addition to the summary board at the entrance, displays have been installed near the access ramp of each floor to indicate the number of available spaces, with particular attention to spaces dedicated to the disabled people.
The parking solution has been engineered following the frictionless parking criteria minimizing users contact with common surfaces and devices, which is essential especially in this health emergency period. The parking facility is in fact equipped with Telepass system for two entrances and two exits on the second and third level, in order to facilitate and speed up even more the users transit eliminating the manual payment step, which takes place fully automatically for maximum security of users. This is complemented by contactless payment methods and personal tools such as proximity cards or paper tickets for hospital users and visitors; employees who have subscribed to the parking facility can use their hospital badge, while patients and their accompanying persons receive a subscription in the form of a paper ticket valid for the period of hospitalization.
Payment in cash is in any case available at the two automatic pay stations or through an operator at the manual pay-station, who also acts as a local supervisor and also manages subscriptions.
The centerpiece of the parking solution is the innovative PKE system of the CAME Parkare brand, which, thanks to a network of automatic devices, ensures a great user parking experience, making users transit easier and faster. The choice to install the PKE system was made to facilitate the use of the parking spaces by hospital users discouraging access to people not belonging to the structure and allowing the operator to easily identify vehicles parked outside the allowed spaces: inside the parking facility, 233 ultrasonic sensors have been installed on the ceiling of each covered parking space to detect the vehicles. The sensors not only perform the function of detecting the correct positioning, but also inform the user on the updated status of the parking space through a green light, if available, or red light, if occupied, facilitating remote detection and minimizing the occurrence of queues and traffic jams inside the parking facility.
Another important advantage for the “Sacro Cuore Don Calabria” is the reduction in operating costs allowed by the PKE system. CAME automatic parking requires low maintenance, thanks to the high availability of the system and the redundancy of critical components; just think, for example, of the two integrated ticket printing devices that allow, in case of low stock of the first roll, a quick passage to the second roll, optimizing the common replacement operations.