As the world is moving towards a more sustainable future, the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing rapidly. With the increasing number of EVs on the road, the demand for electric charging stations is also rising. However, the lack of available charging spaces can create inconvenience for EV drivers. Moreover, people who do not have electric vehicles should not be using these spots, but sometimes they do, creating additional problems for those who need to charge their cars.
To solve this issue, Trust uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to prevent non-EV drivers from using electric charging spaces. ANPR cameras are already in use in various locations, such as toll roads and parking lots. This technology is now being applied to EV charging stations to ensure that only electric vehicles are parked in designated spots.
The Trust system uses cameras to capture the license plate of a parked vehicle. It then checks the vehicle’s registration details to determine whether it is an electric vehicle or not. If the car is not an electric vehicle, the ANPR system will alert parking enforcement officers, who can issue fines or take other appropriate action.
This technology offers several benefits. Firstly, it helps to prevent non-EV drivers from parking in EV charging spaces, which frees up these spots for electric vehicle owners. Secondly, it ensures that electric vehicle owners can find available charging spaces when they need them, without having to worry about non-EV drivers occupying these spots. Finally, it discourages non-EV drivers from parking in electric charging spaces, which promotes sustainable transportation practices.
This new technology has already been implemented in various countries, such as the UK, where it has been successful in reducing incidents of non-EV drivers parking in electric charging spaces. The Trust system has been well-received by EV drivers who have praised the convenience of finding available charging spots.
In conclusion, the Trust system is helping to make electric vehicle charging more accessible and convenient. By using this technology to prevent non-EV drivers from using electric charging spaces, we can promote sustainable transportation practices and reduce the carbon footprint of our daily commutes.