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Urbioticas’ 2018 smart parking projects in Spain.

Spain is massively adopting Smart Parking systems to enhance the drivers’ journey into towns’ city centers. In 2018, many parking operators and cities have invested in outdoor guidance solutions to help people reduce the time looking for a free spot. Badajoz, Palamos, Alzira, Aranda del Duero or Guadalajara are examples of cities that have decided to modernize their parking approach through the deployment of U-Spot single space parking sensors for on-street spaces and efficient Variable Message Signs to deliver real-time parking information to drivers and thus improve the mobility experience and citizen satisfaction.



Besides the evident direct benefit for the citizens, the mobility decision-makers also make the most of the detailed and reliable historical information delivered by the U-Admin Control Center. It allows them to define further parking policies based on parking occupancy, amount of rotations and average sessions time evolutions.


Moreover than surfing on the Smart City wave, the consolidation of Urbiotica in the Spanish market is given thanks to the increased confidence of both cities and system integrators in its parking solutions. This is due to years of developments delivering optimal detection reliability, system robustness, and a unique end-to-end approach from the sensing to the information publishing, with no extra developments required. A long experience handing the end customers the key to manage their own outdoor parking guidance systems in an easy way.


2019 is beginning on the right foot with some new ambitious deployments already confirmed by cities such as Las Palmas, Alcala de Henares, Valencia or Lugo. These projects will also allow Urbiotica to deliver key improvements and add new use cases of which we will surely inform you all along the year!



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Martorell public hospital parking guidance solution


Magnetic sensors or loops to monitor and inform on the availability of parking spaces in off-street parking areas?

The solution to monitor off-street parking designed by Urbiotica offers an efficient and highly reliable way to obtain availability in delimited facilities with clear entrances and exits.

The system calculates the available spaces based on the maximum capacity of the facility with respect to the vehicles entering and leaving the parking area. The parking solution uses magnetic sensors, which generate useful information to guide drivers through mobile apps and VMS in their key decision-making points towards these areas and alleviate traffic in city centers.

It offers many advantages compared to other solutions such as induction loops, historically used for the same purpose:

  • Simple installation:
    • No wiring required
    • Hardly any civil work needed
    • Just one gateway  required per facility, no matter  the number of existing lanes
  • No maintenance:
    • No need for calibration
    • No risk of cable cutting
    • Simple uninstallation and reinstallation when civil work is performed in the facility
    • Extensive 10-year lifetime

Besides these benefits, Urbiotica has developed a set of additional functionalities that stand out from similar solutions:

  • Driving way detection (with 2 sensors)
  • Automatic and continuous calibration and system correction factor to maintain information reliability above 95%. Mobile tool to set-up periodically the real parking occupancy
  • Full compatibility to work in combination with U-Spot single space detection sensor for reserved space monitoring, among others.
  • Full integration with guidance VMS and mobile app for off-the-shelf deployments
  • System management and data analytics through U-Admin platform

U-Flow Parking is already used by public and private parking today in more than 10 countries. Therefore, it’s helping drivers, employees and commercial area customers reduce the time looking for a parking space and thus the associated traffic, contamination and user frustration.


Harald Schmitt, CEO & Owner at MSR-Group GmbH, a major parking actor in Germany and Austria and one of the oldest users of the U-Flow Parking solution, testifies:

“We are deploying dozens of parking guidance systems every year.  Off-street parking had always been a headache for us when we used to deploy induction loop systems because of the operational difficulties and the poor information generated. We have tried several innovation alternatives in the last years until  Urbiotica’s U-Flow Parking solution finally brought us a reliable, robust and complete solution to offer to our customers’ useful information for their off-street parking areas.”


Jordi Casasayas, Arquitecto técnico de l’Ajuntament de Martorell, satisfied user of the U-Flow Parking solution since 2016, testifies:

“We realized that we had to indicate the availability of parking spaces to the users of the new hospital parking area. It is hidden beneath the building and barely had any visibility from the street. I studied the different market options and ended choosing U-Flow parking solution.

It was the only turnkey solution offering me the flexibility I needed:

  • It allowed us to install the controller close to the power supply source available without extra wiring
  • 3 VMS are installed in different city locations and connected by 3G
  • Our library’s off-street parking and our barrier system are also connected to the platform informatically.
  • I manage everything from a single web page.

After an initial learning period, the free spot information is really reliable despite more than 5.000 vehicles use the 200 parking spaces every week.”




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More than 3300 U-Spot sensors prepared for the Smart City project in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is making good progress towards sustainable mobility within the framework of a large Smart City project promoted by the City Council and Urbiotica has been selected by UTE INDRA – SATOCAN to collaborate in the Smart parking vertical of this macro project of the technological revolution of the island: LPA intelligence Blue.


LPA Inteligencia Azul plans to implement several innovative actions, including the intelligent management of public parking spaces. For this action, the municipal company SAGULPA, as responsible for the management of municipal car parks (regulated and public areas), will implement more than 3300 U-Spot sensors in the parking area, which will capture real-time information on the occupation of spaces. This data will allow users to be informed of the availability of parking in the different areas through the information panels and by using the LPAPark APP. On the other hand, they will provide the parking management company with data related to the real use of the parking spaces in order to optimize their management and the efficiency of the car park.


We are very pleased to have been selected for this project because it is the largest implementation of Smart Parking systems in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. The key to being included:

– Experience in the implementation of large integral projects

– Sensing as a Service approach that allows the system to be installed without the need to remove parked vehicles or interrupt service to citizens.

– Guaranteed calibration of sensors over time without human intervention.


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Belgium is progressively adopting U-Flow parking solution for P+R

Belgium is one of the densest countries in Europe and has an exceptional architectural heritage to protect with beautiful city centers. The Belgian capital, for example, was renowned for gridlock and every day 225.000 people commuted into the city spending an average of 3 days and 11 hours a year stuck in traffic. Therefore, decision-makers’ years ago adopted and developed P+R (park & ride) solutions to offer an effective multimodality solution for drivers coming from the outskirts and willing to access the city centers.

To promote these wide, free and barrierless facilities, an increasing number of cities chose U-Flow Parking solution to monitor the parking availability in real time by using counting sensors at the parking entrances and exits, and thus inform it to drivers through mobile apps and VMS in their key decision-making points.



5 cities and one shopping center are already using the solution on a daily basis. They indicate the free space options and help drivers take the right mobility decision. In total, more than 10 parking facilities are making the most of the simplicity and completeness of the solution.

The real-time information, once transformed in historical data analytics, also helps the mobility managers and city planners study in detail the use of each parking: vehicles flow at peak hours, occupancy overtime, special events use, are some of the key information making possible the analysis of past and current situation to decide better where and when investments are required.

All projects have been deployed and integrated by Be-Mobile, the belgian leader for smart mobility solutions.

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Urbiotica will be attending CPA to support Electromega in the comercial launch of its smart parking solutions in Canada 

Urbiotica will be present at the next annual parking conference (CPA) taking place next September 16th in Toronto to support its new partner in Canada, Electromega, in the exhibition of its smart parking solutions.

CPA is the largest parking event in Canada. It brings together professionals from a broad spectrum of the parking and mobility industry using the topic: Parking, the urban mobility perspective.

Electromega, as market leader in the definition and implementation of smart solutions for parking vehicles, opted for our technology to complete its range of parking products. The integrator has already achieved great results in the first projects implemented, as is the case of the city of Burlington or other pilots installed in Ontario and Quebec, where the technology has once again demonstrated its reliability operating in very extreme weather conditions.

In the 2018 edition of the CPA, Electromega will present our smart parking solutions at stand 116/118. Visits can be booked in advance by sending an email to

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Urbiotica will be exhibiting at the 2018 edition of ITS World Congress

Urbiotica will be attending the ITS World Congress 2018, the largest international congress for intelligent transport Systems (ITS) in Copenhagen from the 17th to the 21st of September.


ITS solutions provide the answer to some of the world’s most pressing and topical challenges, such as climate change, air quality, urbanization, congestion and traffic safety.


The congress will have a large exhibition area of 25000 square meters and expects to see some 10,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors.


The ITS World Congress 2018 is organized by ERTICO – ITS EUROPE in Brussels in collaboration with the host city, the City of Copenhagen; the European Commission; ITS America; and ITS Asia-Pacific


We will be part of  the Catalonian companies and tech centers showcasing at booth C1-082 presenting our cutting edge Smart Parking solutions. You can find us here:



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3rd parking guidance system deployed for Amazon in Spain

After San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) and El Prat (Barcelona), Amazon Fulfillment Center selected Urbiotica again to deploy the parking guidance system for its new facility in Illescas (Toledo). Satisfied by the previous experiences the company decided to propose a similar experience to its employees in Toledo, reinforcing its image of a cutting-edge company at first sight.

Thanks to the real-time availability information provided, drivers will be guided dynamically to one of the 2 parking areas offered by the site, in order to smooth the traffic flow at peak hour and ease the arrival of the vehicles. Two impressive ITINERE Variable Message signs will display the parking information collected by Urbiotica’s U-Flow Parking system deployed, which will be counting all vehicles entering and exiting the areas and communicating it to the U-Admin cloud platform.

Detail of the project:

  • 12 U-Flow parking sensors
  • U-Admin Parking Control Center platform
  • Turnkey project delivered with the installation and set-up of the system


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Amazon project implemented in Madrid

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New free mobile App completes Urbiotica’s parking guidance system

From now on Urbiotica through a recent partnership, offers customers a free multi platform (iOS, Android, Windows phone)  mobile application to complete its  parking guidance system. The mobile application eases the search of free parking spots, allowing the drivers to better plan their trip in advance by consulting the parking availability from their departure point.

In addition to indoor and outdoor parking availability, the app also delivers key information for the users: prices, regulation and opening periods of the parking facilities, among others.



The same parking information is also available on a public website and through different navigation channels (as built-in and autonomous GPS systems), maximizing this way the diffusion of the information to all people driving to destinations near the parking options.

6 customers have already adopted the app to complete their parking solutions in Spain, Germany , Malta and Argentina. Urbiotica expects to have some 20 cities connected by the end of the year.


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Urbiotica sensorizes 1000 parking spots within the Rosario city IoT project

Rosario Municipality (Santa Fe, Argentina), adds IoT solutions at the service of citizens: 1000 sensorized parking spots to improve mobility at the city center.

 Rosario is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe and the third most populous city in the country. As is common in most of huge overpopulated cities, citizens support day-to-day annoying and endless traffic jams. In this specific case at Rosario’s city center, public parking spaces are a scarce. Great part of the bottlenecks are caused by vehicles searching for a free spot to park.

Tránsito Rosario, as the city concession parking holder, aimed to add IoT solutions at the service of the citizens. Our local partner Gradicom deployed our Smart parking guidance solution for them through which cars are guided directly to the free spots to consequently reduce the vehicles driving around and therefore improve mobility and the citizen life quality.

The project began with a pilot covering 10 parking spaces. After verifying the right functioning of the system as well as its good results during this period, we are about to implement the second phase which will embrace 1000 sensorized parking spots.


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Urbiotica announces the next launch of its U-Spot M2M parking sensor with NB-IoT communication


After several months working on the development of the U-Spot M2M, Urbiotica enters the final validation phase with the installation of the first prototypes in Barcelona.


The U-Spot M2M will be based on the new telecom industry-driven NB-IoT standard and will enable direct sensor-to-cloud communication without the need to install dedicated gateways.  Consequently, the installation and subsequent operation of projects will be greatly simplified and the total cost for the Client will be reduced.


The U-Spot M2M will expand Urbiotica’s range of parking products to address a broad segment of customers who need to manage reserved parking spaces such as PRM or Loading zones, which is one of the cities’ biggest headaches. These kinds of places are scattered, among others, complicating the installations from an economic and operational point of view by having to implement solutions with dedicated gateways.


“This is a very important step for us” explains Josep Mª Torras, CEO of the company, “We have actively analyzed the LPWAN technologies that have appeared in recent years, but until the arrival of the NB-IoT we have not obtained good enough results to be able to provide a M2M product to our customers with the same reliability and robustness that we provide with our Gateway solution.  We are convinced that the U-Spot M2M will open the door to new markets as it is an installable device in any country that has deployed NB-IoT or LTE-M network.”


According to Marc Boher, Urbiotica’s CCO, “Customers today expect much more than a reliable vehicle detection solution, they need a comprehensive solution that meets their management needs. In the last 2 years we have been focused on the development of a global guidance solution for urban environments that has allowed us to be positioned as leaders in this market segment.” As a complement to the new sensor U-Spot M2M, Urbiotica is working on a complete solution for the management of PRM and Loading parking spaces based on the experience acquired in the execution of these kind of projects.


The next steps towards a 100% market-ready M2M solution is to complete the validation phase and depends on the commercial launch of NB-IoT services by mobile operators. “Urbiotica is really satisfied with the first results and expects to be able to supply the first commercial units by the end of the year. The team works very actively with operators from several countries to make it happen very soon” concludes Josep Mª Torras.




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Urbiotica in final rush for Intertraffic Amsterdam where the company will present the new M2M parking sensor with communication NB-IoT

Urbiotica will exhibit at the Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 fair from the 20th to 23rd of march, in the Smart Mobility Hall. During the event the company will present the recently announced U-Spot M2M with NB-IoT communication, with which Urbiotica completes its Smart parking product range.

The fair will also be the opportunity to show the over 30.000 entrepreneurs and professionals of the sector joining the event its fully integrated solutions for parking guidance and control: wireless magnetic sensors for single space detection and vehicle counting, dynamic message signs as well as software tools to manage the system and control the use of regulated parking spots. Regarding the control, the new M2M version of the U-Spot is a great step forward in terms of cost reduction and agility of the deployments. It especially opens a new way to monitor isolated spots, such as the reserved ones for persons with reduced mobility and loading areas, a major issue for the cities when talking about mobility. On the other hand, this new product will offer Urbiotica’s international partners great flexibility in project implementation, being a single product compatible worldwide.



Pass by our booth 08.210 at Smart Mobility Hall or book a meeting now with our experts by sending an email to with the name of your Company, your contact details and when you would like to come around. We will be delighted to meet you!

To access the event, you can register and get your pass for free here.

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Launch of U-Spot M2M parking sensor with NB-IoT communication

Intertraffic Amsterdam is the platform of choice for professionals from around the world to meet. It is a biennial must attend event to stay up to speed on the developments in the fields of infrastructure, safety, parking, smart mobility and traffic management, with some 800 exhibiting companies from 47 countries and a 30,000+ visitor attendance from 134 countries worldwide.

New Smart Parking projects in Canada and Malta for Urbiotica

Urbiotica announces the deployment 2 new major Smart Parking projects in Canada and Malta.

The City of Burlington (Ontario, Canada) has recently selected Urbiotica and PTP to deploy the Smart Parking System in the city center. Burlington has been seduced by the performance of the new Long Range U-Spot 2.0 parking sensor as well as the flexibility offered by the U-Flow counting sensor for off-street parking. In total, 450 on-street parking spots and 12 off-street parking will be monitored in real time to help drivers find free spots quicker and reinforce control operations to improve the mobility. The 1st phase of the deployment is already operational in Locust Elgin Street. PTP has also successfully passed Urbiotica Certified Partners program and will be distributing the solution in Canada. They will be presenting the solutions this fall during the next ITS World Congress in Montreal.

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The City of Ħal Qormi (Malta) has also decided to trust Urbiotica and Infracore for its Smart Parking guidance system. The 1st phase of the project, concentrated in the city center, will be operational this summer. 125 parking spaces will be monitored with our U-Spot sensor to display in real time parking availability in each street, through variable message signs and a mobile application. Infracore has also successfully passed Urbiotica Certified Partners program and will be distributing the solution in Malta.

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Urbiotica improves mobility in the centre of Istanbul

Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe (around 17M inhabitants), which puts without doubts mobility as a central issue of the megalopolis. The constant growth of the population goes together with an increase of private vehicles and traffic congestions, which implies a necessary regulation of parking within the central districts of the city.

This is why Urbiotica is currently implementing its smart parking sensing system to gather real time information about parking use in order to manage in a more efficient way parking in the most transited areas of the urbanization.

Urbiotica’ solution for regulated parking consists in obtaining accurate information about the use and presence of vehicles in each parking spot of the city to carry out an efficient control of the respect of the rules established by the municipality. On the other hand, the information of parking occupation can be aggregated per zone in order to share availability with the citizens to help them find parking faster.

Urbiotica’ solution, carried by ERBEN, our partner in Turkey, has been chosen by IsPark, Istanbul’ parking operator, after an initial phase of trials of the various technologies available on the market. Its reliability, accuracy and flexibility in deployment has convinced the local authority to go on with a 2nd operational phase, through the installation of 100 parking sensors U-Spot in the Fevzipaşa Caddesi area, where an important part of the city traffic is concentrated due to its commercial and central aspects.

On-Street parking control solution – U-Spot – Erben – Ispark

Two new Smart Parking projects in Canada

One of the most dynamic Smart Parking market is precisely the Canadian one. Ambitious projects and major inversions realized in terms of parking improvement solutions have been deployed there and will continue to do so, and Urbiotica is by now part of this initiatives.

In the cities of Montreal and Hamilton, we are deploying two new projects in addition to the existing one in Toronto. They aim to improve control efficiency and bring added value to specific customers.

This way Urbiotica positions itself as one of the pioneering companies in the country.

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Urbiotica guides employees of Amazon in Madrid

The 1,500 places in the logistics center of San Fernando de Henares in Madrid are monitored with 12 wireless sensors (U-Flow Parking). The devices have been installed along with 6 variable message signs to guide workers and visitors in Amazon parking areas.

Amazon is expanding its logistics center in San Fernando de Henares in Madrid. In the framework of its expansion plan, the e-commerce giant plans to expand its headquarters from 32,000 to 75,000 square meters. Therefore, it becomes necessary to facilitate the daily experience of its employees in search of parking, which will go from 400 to 1,000 workers, after the expansion of facilities.

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The German Company Glatt optimizes it parking system with Urbiotica’s solution

The challenge: optimize the search for parking for workers providing the company an innovative company image.

Urbiotica’s solution arrives to Binzen, Germany. The Group Glatt– world leader in innovative solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industry – has an area of 10,000 km2 and more than 200 jobs, that’s why the company has decided to improve it services for employees and visitors.

Harald Schmitt CEO of MSR-Traffic GmbH says about the Glatt Group: “The owner built a fantastic new building for its employees and they also wanted to have the most modern technologies which can be installed in the direction of the car park”. It is in this sense that Urbiotica solution has been launched on this new project.

In order to optimize the search for parking in the parking lot the company installed a simple system of intelligent detection with 240 U-Spot sensors. The collected information is transmitted to the modern LED screens showing the number of free seats per row.

Due to monitoring spot to spot, employees and visitors are directed with digital signs to the nearest available parking place saving time and improving the everyday experience.

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Urbiotica, key player de la industria global de las Smart Cities

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

In its last report, Navigant Research team examines the evolution of the global market for the Smart Cities and points to Urbiotica among the 20 key participants in this industry, on par with companies such as General Electric, IBM, Microsoft, Panasonic, Philips, Ericsson, among others.

The report is focused on five key points of the Smart City industry: energy, water, mobility, buildings and Governments. The study compares different approaches to smart cities and provides comprehensive profiles of projects in every region of the world. Different models of business used to finance this type of project and the competitive landscape are analyzed.

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Free but regulated parking, the solution to the center of Vic-en-Bigorre

Urbiotica’s parking sensors have been installed to regulate the use of parking spots and increases their rotation. Due to our technology, the enforcement agent no longer has to monitor parking spot by spot.

This small French town with a surface area of 32km² and a population of about 5,500 inhabitants, suffered from traffic congestion due to the deficiency of parking spaces in the city center. The lack of parking near the shopping areas coupled with a significant number of cars occupying the spots for long periods of time, generated discomfort for local merchants and upset citizens.

The local administration decided to limit the parking in the city center to two hours per parking spot. If a car exceeds this time limit the vehicle owner will receive a fine. To successfully implement the system of free and shared parking, it is necessary to regulate the use of parking space. In order to do this, 114 U-Spot sensors were installed in parking spaces. These were accompanied by a complete parking management system and a mobile application to alert the guard of breaches in real time and to guide them to these vehicles.

The project was executed by Axione (Bouygues Energie Services subsidiary) in collaboration with Mentis and Urbiotica. The deployment was fast and easy with minimum civil works; thus, great savings were achieved regarding other smart solutions.

In an interview with France 3 Midi Pyrenees, Mayor Clément Menet explained that the objective of the project was implemented to avoid having vehicles park in the same parking space for the entire day. He exclaims, “It was a real problem: I could not park in the city center of Vic”.

The mayor and citizens of Vic-en-Bigorre have been interviewed by the French television channel France 3 Midi Pyrenees. You can view testimonials and more information about Urbiotica’s system here:

Smart parking at Vic-en-Bigorre. Parking sensors

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Regulated parking and the challenge of controlling the correct use of it

Every day we face the problem of finding convenient parking spots central to our end destination. The increasing population density and number of vehicles in big cities makes it increasingly difficult to find free sites as well as generates constant traffic jams. These issues lead to an increase in air pollution throughout the cities and consequently a rise in discomfort among citizens. Although specific regulated parking places have been created for disabilities, residents, and load/unload, these regulations are not always followed and respected by inhabitants.

Even though municipalities have created regulated parking areas, the problem requires new solutions. Fortunately, new technologies have been created to address these issues. The internet of things applied to cities now makes it possible to control who parked in each spot, and whether or not they meet the stipulated times and areas, ultimately saving the citizens time and the cities money.

The proposals of Municipalities: Are they effective?

Municipalities have made public parking issues an important part of the mobility policy in cities. Some of the actions that are usually developed for urban centers include: defining authorized areas and maximum parking time in each sector, reserving places for the disabled, loading and unloading areas, adjusting the service prices, and encouraging more public transport usage.

In recent decades, governments have implemented various measures to alleviate the problem of traffic, lack of parking places, and pollution. Here are some examples:

  • In Athens, car traffic was restricted to a central area in 1982;
  • Stockholm was also one of the first cities to establish a limited traffic zone in 1996;
  • Since 2008, Germany has required drivers to have an environmental license plate to acquire access to green areas in the cities;
  • Italy has restricted access to ancient centers of major cities during business hours.

These solutions were combined with parking control mechanisms to not only achieve a reduction in the flow of vehicles in the busiest areas of cities, but also to assure that the vehicles entering are able to park.


New problems, new solutions

Despite these advances, new problems have emerged: if parking areas are to be used correctly, effective communication is imperative. The user should know where to park, how long they can stay, where and how to pay. Additionally, there is the issue concerning the way in which the council can know and control if the parking places are being used appropriately.

In many instances, a driver will park on a site reserved for the disabled and will not realize it, or a tourist will park there because they are not aware of the rules of parking areas reserved for residents. Fraud is another major drawback for municipalities. Cases in which users can break the rules and not pay for the parking time are very difficult to control by a traffic officer or other precarious systems, opening the door to  fraudulent mindsets.

The internet of things applied to smart cities generate possible solutions to alleviate these problems. The sensors that detect in real time the occupancy of parking spaces and then translate that data into information for citizens and the administration to utilize is a prime example of this system. This information is then integrated with the customer’s payment information, policy, and specific uses, making it possible to recognize when the stipulated rules are being followed and when they are violated. Cities like Santa Barbara D’Oeste in Brazil or Nice already use this technology. As a result, these cities have managed to optimize their management which in turn caused an increase in the correct use of the regulated parking and mobility throughout each city. Other cases like Madrid or London apply different measures with the same objective: to improve the quality of life of citizens. Let’s see how they have done this.

Santa Bárbara D’Oeste (Brasil): sensors that control the use of each spot

The challenge of Madrid: pollution control

London: cameras that recognize cars license plates 

Nice believes the sensing system will prevent fraud and congestion

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Urbiotica manages the guidance of Audi’s 5,000 parking spaces in Ingolstadt with 22 sensors

The Audi factory located in Ingolstadt -Germany- has a parking lot with a capacity of more than 5,000 spaces. With so many parking spaces, a system needed to be implemented that would optimise the use of the spaces and reduce the vehicle flow caused by cars looking for free spaces, so that workers would not waste any time looking for parking and could go to work more relaxed and satisfied.

Urbiotica’s proposal is based on the installation of 22 wireless parking capacity sensors to detect vehicles entering and leaving each sector, in order to communicate the number of free spaces. Being an area with delimited entrances and exits, the guidance project could be deployed with only 22 sensors to monitor the 5,000 spaces.

Parking in Audi is now far smoother and quicker. Thanks to the improvements introduced, congestion has disappeared and vehicle flow in the parking area is now more efficient. This was how the CEO of MSR-Traffic Harald Schmitt, our partner in Germany, explained it. “Urbiotica’s solution is also a very good system in terms of cost effectiveness”, said Schmitt, and added, “Audi and LGI are delighted to have a dynamic parking guidance system which they are thinking about extending”.


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