Smart Parking

Founded in 2014, CommuniThings is the pioneer of LPWAN (Low Power wide-area network) mobility solutions, addressing Smart-cities and IoT.
Its mission is to alleviate urban mobility, while optimizing operational efficiencies across cities and companies.
This is achieved by using a state-of-the-art IoT platform, wireless sensors, cameras and an enriched portfolio of services and applications allowing a better user-experience, optimized mobility control, and extensive analytics towards improved urban-planning.

 

Parkally – the IoT platform which guides users to nearest parking, and optimizes operational efficiencies for parking managers and enforcement infrastructure.

System Benefits:

  • Flexible and cost-effective solution:
    Incorporates battery operated wireless flush in-ground and/or on-surface sensors and/or cameras according to the deployment needs under the same application
  • Facilitate parking search:
    Guidance to nearest available spots, resulting in reduced parking-search and a decrease in hazardous emissions.
  • Improved mobility
    Increased rotation of cars in city-centers combined with active control of overtime parking.
  • Parking enforcement
    Efficient control through real-time alerts on parking violations and exact location. Statistics measure actual performance vs. potential enforcement.
  • Stimulates local economy
    A notable increase in the inflow of shoppers and support to underserved shops.
  • Mobile solution
    Customers benefit in real time from parking availability and guidance information through mobile application navigation maps, and panel-displays in parking lots.
  • Reporting
    Tailored statistics on usage patterns and parking behavior towards improved urban planning and revenue generation.
  • Dedicated zones user-authentication for parking lots and/or private parking
    Validation of user eligibility to park in dedicated zones, in particular Disabled zones, EV charging spots and car-sharing spaces.
  • Cost reduction for parking lots by camera usage
    Our low investment solution (1 camera for dozens of spots) reduces significantly the cost of monitoring and managing parking lots.

 

8-ss

 

 

 

Quotation Request

 

 

 

 

FLUSH IN-GROUND SENSOR

This in-ground sensor leverages triple detection technology (magnetic, ultrasound, infrared), capable of supporting a host smart parking use cases with a high detection rate.

The sensor supports LPWAN technologies (LoRaWAN or NB-IoT) and offers a replaceable battery, OTA software updates and bi-directional communication with a user mobile app for access control.
The sensor incorporates a BLE transceiver capable of doing driver / car identification and payment vs. the driver’s mobile app or BLE tag.

Main Features:

  • Real-time occupancy using triple detection technology better than 98% detection – ultrasound, infrared, magnetic
  • Bi-directional communication between sensor and user through mobile app or smart-tag
  • BLE transceiver for driver / car ID and payment
  • Resistance to mechanical influences from vertical and horizontal forces: heavy vehicles/trucks, snow plough with variable force
  • Resistance to chemical influences: oil, fuel, salt for snow removal
  • Dashboard alarm in case of failing sensor
  • 5 to 7 years field replaceable battery life
  • LoRaWAN or NB-IoT compliant
  • Anti-vandalism
  • Protection grade: IP68

on-surface sensor

This on-surface sensor leverages triple detection technology (magnetic, ultrasound, infrared), capable of supporting a host smart parking use cases with a high detection rate.

The sensor supports LPWAN technologies (LoRaWAN or NB-IoT) and offers a replaceable battery, OTA software updates and bi-directional communication with a user mobile app for access control.
The sensor incorporates a BLE transceiver supporting driver / car identification and payment vs. the driver’s mobile app or BLE tag.

Main Features: 

  • Triple detection technology better than 98% detection – ultrasound, infrared, magnetic
  • Bi-directional communication between sensor and user through mobile app or smart-tag
  • BLE transceiver for driver / car ID and payment
  • Resistance to mechanical influences from vertical and horizontal forces: heavy vehicles/trucks, snow plough with variable force
  • Resistance to chemical influences: oil, fuel, salt for snow removal
  • Dashboard alarm in case of failing sensor
  • 2 years field replaceable battery life
  • LoRaWAN or NB-IoT compliant
  • Anti-vandalism
  • Protection grade: IP68

cameras can be incorporateed as well for off-street parking lots

Cameras can be used as a sensor for spotting multiple parking spaces on parking lots, saving significant investments.

Parkally service-offering caters to each member of the parking value-chain

Services are ranging from commuters guidance to available spots via mobile application, through management dashboard for parking officers, to reports and statistics to parking managers.

The dashboard is the central application for real-time platform monitoring and supervision of all important parameters and characteristics of the system. This application is also used for administration of the platform. It is collecting the sensor data and managing parking sessions in real-time and provides the parking management service module for different user scenario’s as residents, shoppers, disabled persons, EVs, blue zones limited parking duration, delivery etc. It supports a multi-tenant and is enabled with security mechanisms across the platform. The platform leverages de-facto or open standards (e.g. NGSI, RESTfull, XML, Geojson, json, MQTT, etc’). The platform is designed a high-quality configuration, administration, provisioning, statistics, reporting and operations and maintenance framework is supported.

Parking officers follow up on parking infringements through the steward module on a tablet (connected over city WIFI or SIM card).

Using the mobile app, users can also benefit from parking availability and guidance information through parking guidance displays.

Main Features:

  • Main dashboard:
    • Real-time occupancy per parking
    • Status and “health” of sensors and radio connectivity
    • Ongoing parking sessions in real-time per type (Regular/EV/disabled persons/delivery/..)
    • Parking history (amount of rotations on parking space(s) during a specified period)
    • Heatmap evolution during the day, per day per hour ( with replay functionality)
    • Alerts – generated in case sensor hardware fails, low battery, problems related to certain detection technology, communication issues…)
    • Sensor Live map with real time availabilities
    • Configuration of location, sensor ID of individual parking spaces
    • Creation of groups ( clusters or zones) of parking spaces
    • Configuration of type of parking space (short parking, disabled persons, residents, electric vehicles, etc’)
    • Configuration of the parking rules (limited parking duration, applicable timeslot, etc’)
    • Configuration of alerts with thresholds (low battery, deviation between different detection technologies, e.g. IR vs magnetic, communication issues)
    • Hardware inventory list
  • Controllers / Parking officers:
    • Real-time notification on parking violations
    • Localization of violating car
    • Efficient parking rules enforcement
    • Management and provisioning of parking spots: localization, fares, type of parking, etc’
  • Driver’s smart application:
    • Real-time guidance to nearest parking
    • Mobile-app indication of free parking spots
    • Reservation and payment of parking spots
    • Authentication of eligible users (EV, car-sharing, disabled, etc’)