HANOI, March 20 (Xinhua) -- An automated car parking technology will be piloted on two streets in Vietnam's capital Hanoi in the second quarter of 2017.
Specifically, the new technology for car parking management will be implemented on downtown Ly Thuong Kiet and Tran Hung Dao streets, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA on Monday.
Under the project, surveillance cameras will be installed at the parking lots, recording the number of vehicles, their parking duration and the number of parking slots available. The information will be relayed to a data processing center.
A sensor device will be attached to the camera poles to read electronic parking cards and record vehicles' information, such as license number, vehicle type, time-in and time-out.
Parking fees will be calculated based on parking duration, which vehicle parkers can pay in cash or via bank transfer.
The project is part of efforts to improve urban order by monitoring the number of vehicles using parking lots and preventing the lack of transparency in collecting parking fees, said Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of Hanoi People's Committee.
There are currently some 1,100 parking lots in the city, and 200 of these operate on the roads with people watching the vehicles and collecting fees.