Franklin city parking garages go high-tech
The city of Franklin has installed a new parking guidance system from InDect Performance Counts to help visitors and residents find available spaces in the two downtown parking garages. The system is a single-space system utilizing ultrasonic mini sensors (UMS) with LED indicators. UMS is a ceiling-mounted ultrasonic sensor used for precise vehicle detection in indoor parking garages. The system is installed over each individual space with an LED indicator that provides easy to see availability. The UMS is the most accurate technology in the parking industry utilizing ultrasonic waves to detect parking availability. The color of the sensors specifies the occupancy/availability of each individual parking space. The total project cost was $294,000 and was funded from a portion of the city’s allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).