Illawarra innovation being used in COVID safe ticketless parking across Sydney and southern Queensland


Illawarra innovation: Ybern technology creates ticketless car parks.
Illawarra innovation: Ybern technology creates ticketless car parks.

Wollongong company Ybern is one of a growing number of Illawarra businesses doing more work in Sydney.

And in the process helping people feel safe during COVID-19.

On September 3 the Wollongong manufacture, design, and installation company celebrated the opening of its sixth ticketless car park in North Sydney. The 550 space Ward Street parking facility features contactless options that make paying for a car space fast and easy.

The Ward Street car park is the sixth ticketless parking system Ybern has installed for North Sydney Council after it won the equipment tender in 2017. Others are located in Hume Street, Alexander Street, Holtermann Street, Ridge Street, and Nicholson Street.

Ybern founder and chief executive Vaso Stojackovic said the business has come a long way since it invented and installed the world's first Ticketless Parking System using smart cameras in 2010 for Lane Cove Council.

They have since rolled out across Sydney at Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, Harbord Diggers, EastPoint Food Fair, Strathfield Plaza Shopping Centre, Bakehouse Quarter and Blackwall in North Strathfield,Eastwood Shopping Centre and Newtown Central. In Queensland TPS is being used at The Wesley Private Hospital, St Andrews Private Hospital, The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland and Lend Lease sites. It is now being installed at Target Bowral and 100 Miller St, North Sydney.

Ybern has continually developed the technology to offer different products for customers such as early bird parking, night-time and weekend flat rates, and monthly parking leases including options for reserved parking.

"Early bird parking is now easier than ever with smart cameras registering the driver's early arrival on the roof making validation automatic," Mr Stojackovic said.

"Drivers simply drive up to the roof and they don't need to register or validate any early bird tickets, as cameras validate license plates as an early bird. At the exit drivers now have a touchless option, allowing them to use a smartphone or credit card to pay."

Mr Stojackovic said it was great Ybern's locally designed and made technology was providing reliable and safe options for people needing to park during COVID-19.

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