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Car park upgrades to benefit both users and operators

By Michael Reid, General Manager, Carpark Compliance Solutions

Australia’s reliance on motor vehicles is legendary and while some reports indicate a dip in car ownership due to younger generations shunning cars in favour of car sharing, the recent ABS figures[1] indicate car ownership remains high with currently 12 million vehicles on our roads.

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Will a car park tax solve city congestions problems?

The South Australian State Government stands accused of revenue raising as they attempt to introduce an unpopular $750-a-year parking levy (per parking space) for Adelaide CBD amidst renewed public backlash. The State Government claims it will use the revenue to invest in an upgraded public transport network for Adelaide.

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EMV and the Compliance Mandate Explained

Visa and MasterCard have mandated that all meters must be able to accept EMV chip technology in credit cards. EMV chip technology has dramatically decreased the amount of credit card fraud, so new card systems based on the EMV specifications are being rolled out across the world to replace the older magnetic stripe technology.

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