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UK hospital adopts Faxi app to ease parking and security concerns

The smart phone is changing transport globally, and Faxi is providing evidence of this as it partners with UK hospitals to relieve phenomenal pressure on parking for thousands of NHS staff.

With more than 1.3 million employees, the NHS has the largest workforce in Europe, and yet staff parking at UK hospitals provides a constant source of employee anguish and dissatisfaction.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, a site where there are only 2000 car parking spaces for 9000 staff, has engaged Faxi to alleviate parking problems with its revolutionary car sharing ap. The long term opportunity, using Faxi technology, is to encourage 400 commuters to transport up to 1200 co-workers by providing access to a car parking area that is automatically policed and enforced by camera technology.

Faxi technology, which enables commuters to identify co-workers who share the same commute using a secure, private networking group, can help maximise the limited number of car parking permits available by expanding the number of employees transported to work in each car. What’s more, employees can save a significant amount of money on transport and parking costs.

Faxi is the first company globally that is working with car parking companies such as APCOA to create an integrated technology-based solution, where those that share their car journey to work can receive reserved and lower cost parking.

Combining passenger and driver cost savings with automated access to reserved low-cost parking can save commuters up to £2000 a year in commuting costs. Faxi is proud to be launching a platform for NHS staff which reduces stress and the fear of travelling alone while leaving NHS team members with more available income.

It’s not just hospitals which are suffering from monumental parking pressures, either. The AA recently identified that one in three commuters is more stressed about parking than congestion, with one in seven arriving at work an hour earlier each day solely in order to secure a car parking space. 

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