Project description Smart parking in Las Condes, Chile
Reduce congestion produced by looking for parking in the Apumanque area of Las Condes
There are two shopping centres and numerous shops in the Apumanque area of Las Condes, representing a major shopping attraction for citizens of Las Condes.
Their popularity would cause troublesome congestion of vehicles looking for parking. This would generate ill feeling, stress and affect the situation of citizens and shoppers in the area.
The aim of the project that we developed for Entel was to reduce traffic congestion in the area caused by vehicles looking for somewhere to park.
The sensing system provides useful information in real time
U-Spot sensors were deployed on 150 outdoor parking spaces and U-Flows at the entrances and exits of the car parks of two shopping centres.
The data captured is transformed into useful information that informs customers on the availability of spaces through information panels.
Improves accessibility and parking in Apumanque
The information panels communicate information on the occupation of spaces to drivers. Thanks to the information communicated on the panels, the vehicles are guided according to the actual availability of parking spaces, reducing unnecessary traffic flow caused by looking for parking by up to 30%.
Improves citizen satisfaction and image of the area
Parking in Apumanque is now far quicker and more efficient. Thanks to the solution introduced, there has been a 30% reduction in vehicle congestion and pollution levels generated. Citizens are satisfied because they no longer waste time looking for parking, suffer less stress and have an improved quality of life. They have returned once again to the centre to shop, boosting local trade.
In the smart city project developed for Entel, we based our proposal on mobility solutions that meet the needs of the operator, administration and citizens.
We developed an end-to-end system that provides a complete service:
- Sensing System
- Data transmission elements
- Software management platform
If you want to know how the complete solution works, find out at:Solutions for parking guidance
U-Spot, the wireless parking sensor that detects parking space occupancy:U-Spot
U-Flow Parking, the wireless parking sensor that detects vehicles getting in and out of a parking area.U-Flow Parking
- Greater rotation and occupancy of car park.
- Reduction in traffic caused by looking for parking.
- Stimulation of local trade.
- Improved environmental quality.
- Well-being and quality of life of citizens.
U-Flow sensors for 2 indoor parking areas
First pilot of surface parking in Chile
- Relevant improvements in mobility
- Better image of Apumanque
“We thought that Urbiotica’s proposal was interesting in both the technological and commercial senses. It is the solution with the highest-frequency sensing on the market (10 seconds), and it offers great options in terms of communication (Wi-Fi and cellular). Commercially speaking, it is an end-to-end solution, plus it has a local presence in Chile, which means that it offers the support needed to implement this kind of project.
In our opinion, there are three important points of the solutions we have implemented with Urbiotica. The first is the quickness with which it is implemented, a very important point when you are intervening on urban infrastructures that are already in use; the second, similar to the first, is that the installation of all the equipment is not very invasive to the urban infrastructures, and the third is the possibility of monitoring and making any post-installation adjustment needed remotely.”
Cristian Aguila. Entel