Only two years since I ranted on my blog and they've actually built it. I'll let you know if it's any good... pic.twitter.com/Dn05uenh7w
— David North (@northoxford) January 12, 2020
Actually, it was three and a half years ago, and a different car park. However, the fact that there is finally a fully automated ANPR option for paying for the Redbridge Park and Ride in Oxford can only be a good thing.
So, does it work? Yes. It's frustrating that there is no indication on the signage of whether you'll pay the "convenience fee" or not - in this particular car park, you do. However, for the sake of not having to queue up for the machines and thus being able to arrive a couple of minutes later, plus being able to pay with Amex (points/cashback to be had!), I reckon it's worth it.
Now we just need every other car park in the world to support this, and life will be sweet.