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U-Spot parking sensor

U-Spot is a wireless and autonomous parking sensor that uses magnetic technology to detect in real time the entrance and the exit of vehicles in parking spaces as well as their parking sessions.



  • Design suitable to different cases of use
  • Regulated parking (paid, limit time, reserved spots for handicap people and for loading/unloading) and dynamic guidance in cities, private parking areas and shopping centers thanks to the integration with informative and digital panels and with full solutions of parking guidance and management.

  •  High accuracy in detection and vehicles rotation
  • It detects instantly any change in the occupation of the spot due to its immediate reaction with accuracy equal to or greater than 98%. Using the occupancy information it can be provided the durations of the parking sessions with high reliability.

  •  Installation in 10 minutes without maintenance
  • The sensor is installed in 10 minutes without wires and with minimal civil work. It calibrates automatically and it can be deployed in the curb or sidewalk without the need of removing the vehicles already parked, thus making it easier to install the solution.

  •  Lifetime up to 12 years
  • The sensor feeds autonomously by using batteries that provide the sensor with a lifetime up to 10 years in the standard version of the device and up 12 years in its advanced version.

  •  High capacity of integration with existing systems
  • Our integration services use standard protocols (REST, SOAP and AMQP) that allow sensors’ information to be integrated with any platform, mobile application or management system of parking already in operation.

  •  Intelligence in cloud
  • Processing the information in the cloud allows accuracy levels to remain high; thus maximizing the sensors’ lifetime, cancelling out any magnetic effect of the environment, providing the possibility of installing the sensors out of the parking spot getting rid of any maintenance.

Features / Functions

  • Technology
  • The sensor uses the technology of measuring the Earth’s magnetic field to detect the vehicle presence in a parking spot.

    The measuring rate is every 10 seconds for the standard version of the sensor and it is configurable (3, 5, 10, 30; 10 by default) in the advanced version of the device.

  • Reliability
  • The detection accuracy of the sensor is equal to or greater than 98% along its lifetime, 10 years for the standard version and 12 years for the advanced version of the sensor.

    It is able to adapt to its environment under the influence of nearby vehicles, new urban metallic furniture and electromagnetic interferences thanks to sophisticated algorithms of detection applied in the cloud.

  • Communication
  • The sensor transmits its information through the communication network using the U-Sense proprietary protocol at sub-GHz ISM bands. The communication network channels the sensor’s information to the cloud utilizing the standard communication protocol IEEE 802.15.4 at 2.4 GHz.

    The maximum distance between sensor and communication network is up 200 meters (for the advanced version of the sensor).

  • Environment
  • The sensor is suitable for any outdoor parking area, either at public roads or out of them, and for any kind of vehicle (light and heavy).

    Its operating temperature ranges between -33°C and 65°C and it has an IP67 waterproof and IK10 mechanical resistance protections. These features provide it immunity and robustness under meteorological events (rain, win, snow or fog).

  • Dimensions
  • The total height is 8.3 cm with a base diameter of 9.5 cm y of 6.8 cm at the top. It weights around 160 grams.


    How our parking sensor works

    The sensor measures the Earth’s magnetic field variation in a parking spot. When this field changes considerably, regarding the last measurement made, the sensor sends its information to the cloud through the Urbiotica’s WSN network.

    The cloud process the magnetic field value sent by the sensor by applying sophisticated algorithms to determine in real time the in real time the entrance and the exit of vehicles in parking spaces as well as their parking sessions.

    The information stored in U-Admin is distributed to user’s applications:

    • To guide citizens within the city.
    • For the manager to enforce parking policy.

    What’s more, through standard protocol integration services, the information can be integrated with any platform, mobile application and existing management system

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