Electronic Assistance in The Westfield Century City Mall Parking Garage

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The Westfield Century City Shopping Mall (on Santa Monica Blvd.) has recently installed a simple, yet brilliant system to assist customers find parking in the mall's parking structure.

We've all seen the electronic signs that indicate how many parking spaces are open on each level, but the Westfield Mall has taken this concept further.

Not only do their signs indicate the number of free spaces, but they also indicate where "disabled parking spaces" are.

Now what they've added is a sensor above each parking space with a green, red or blue light to indicate if a space is taken, free, or available for disabled drivers.

So when one turns down a parking aisle it is easy to see where an available parking space is by seeing the green light above a space, eliminating endless driving around the parking structure.

Westfield Mall has also installed self-check-out cashiers in their parking structure, although this system still seems to be causing delays in exiting the parking garage.


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Anthony Clark
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Stewart  What'll they think of next?

Oct 05, 2008 09:42 AM #1
Palm Springs Realtor - Stewart Penn
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I think this is really cool - but it must have been very expensive to implement.

Oct 05, 2008 09:58 AM #2
John Doe
San Diego, CA

I love this!  I can't tell you how much it drives me crazy driving around large parking structures trying to find a parking spot when they are busy.  I can only imagine how expensive this was to install, but I'm sure it has created quite a buzz and will make other mall owners look into it as well.

Oct 07, 2008 03:13 PM #3
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