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At Auckland Airport in New Zealand, numbers are anticipated to grow rapidly. A Ground Transportations Plan was redesigned for service levels to meet the demands of those passengers. For access to ground transport vehicles, Nedap’s TRANSIT and MOOV were installed.
Over 70pc of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 19 million passengers a year. More than 20 international airlines serve Auckland. As New Zealand’s major transport hub, Auckland is continually developing capacity and services to cope with an anticipated 40 million passengers a year by 2044.
All ground transport vehicles (such as taxis, tour buses, emergency services and other commercial vehicles) are automatically registered by the TRANSIT as they pass through the restricted areas, only accessible for authorised vehicles using Nedap’s Compact Tags. Each transport vehicle is identified at up to 10m by Nedap’s TRANSIT readers. As soon as the vehicle approaches this vehicle identification reader, the vehicle is automatically identified, for traffic flow without congestion. A variety of vehicles of different heights are identified in each lane, which is key for any transaction based charging the product firm says.
The TRANSIT readers are connected to Nedap’s MOOV VMC system. The MOOV VMC offers an independent control system that registers and records each transaction. The MOOV VMC application controls the vehicle access to the restricted areas.
The MOOV VMC Lite is connected to barriers on site. Nedap’s TRANSIT readers and controllers are installed at the entrance and exit to the taxi and bus holding area. Each vehicle entering and exiting the domestic and international terminals is registered using the Nedap TRANSIT and MOOV VMC system. Each controller is connected to a central web application. A service portal is available to monitor the status of each controller for each location, for remote management and control.
Martyn Brewer, Commercial Manager Ground Transportation at the airport, says: “the Nedap Transit system provides a reliable solution for access by a large fleet of commercial vehicles. Auckland Airport is embracing new innovative technology and the Nedap solution is a direct example of leading solutions.”
The TRANSIT readers and MOOV vehicle management controllers record over 30.000 transactions per month. Each transaction with date and time is transferred to Advam’s GroundTransport system for payment processing of transactions. GroundTransport is traffic management software that allows operators to manage traffic flow for taxis, limousines and buses. It facilitates the entry, exit and tolling of ground transport vehicles. The account based product allows drivers to register online and self-manage their funds. Once registered, drivers can enter, exit and pay for access to nominated ground transport areas. The GroundTransport system receives the data on each transaction from the Nedap’s vehicle management controllers and Nedap’s TRANSIT system enabling the airport to easily manage the traffic flow and provide an automated solution for ground transport vehicles.
Next to the Ground Transport application, Nedap’s TRANSIT readers are also installed at the airport to facilitate automatic vehicle access to restricted areas of the airport. The TRANSIT readers are integrated into the existing access control system provided by CEM. Authorised vehicles use a Window Button to get access to the restricted zone.
The system has been supplied by supplied by ISCS New Zealand, Nedap’s distribution partner in New Zealand.