Actual and real-time information about the occupancy of parking places available for drivers and parking administrators allows to save fuel, reduce exhaust emissions and carbon dioxide, it also increases fees (at paid locations) and eliminates unnecessary traffic of drivers looking for a place to park. The main elements providing such information are battery powered sensors with the LPWAN radio technology. The sensors are built into the road surface and offer years of autonomous work on one battery set and provide information on the occupancy of parking spaces through non-invasive detection of changes in the magnetic field caused by vehicles.
The sensor’s construction is optimized for reliability, low power consumption and effective radio communication as well as for tightness and mechanical resistance to difficult working conditions. The sensors quickly check the occupancy status of each place on a car park and sends information to the central application collecting data about each parking status and next to the mobile app on the driver’s phones.
The advantages of parking management with use of the LPWAN magnetic parking sensors:
– the drivers who are looking for a free place for parking their cars are helped with specific mobile application, which shows free available parking spaces on a map or when necessary it launches navigation.
– the parking administrator or city guards get statistics, parking analytics or info about time exceed in time limited zones. In the case of paid parking, it allows to control revenue vs. utilization of places, allows to manage the traffic of tourist vehicles (buses) and redirects city visitors to temporary car parks. It can support ‘park & ride’ analysis or indicate the usage of parking spaces for low- or zero-emission vehicles or electric vehicles charging stations.