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New multiplatform and free mobile App completes parking guidance system

From now on Urbiotica through a recent partnership, offers customers a multiplatform (iOS, Android, Windows phone) and free mobile application to complete its outdoor parking guidance system. Together with the variable message signs installed on-site, 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 on and off-street 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 possible 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.

 

 

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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.

Press news: http://globalnews.ca/news/3360910/burlington-ont-introduces-real-time-parking-data/

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.

Watch Ħal Qormi official promotional video of the system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqHM0NkbJz4

Press news: http://www.one.com.mt/news/2017/05/24/jitnieda-l-progett-ta-smart-parking-technology-fhal-qormi-1/

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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When parking and driving in tourist cities is a nightmare

Holidays are the most eagerly awaited days of the year, which is why it is important everything goes to plan. Arriving in a city and not finding somewhere to park and spending hours in the car looking for parking can spoil those longed-for days off. At the same time, residents of these cities suffer the consequences of the arrival of huge waves of tourists as they can cause more problems than benefits in some cases.

One of the first priorities of the inhabitants of a territory is freedom of movement and the need to travel, which constitutes a fundamental right of the citizen. This requirement is difficult to meet in densely populated areas as is the case in cities in general, particularly those with variations in their usual traffic volumes in a short period of time such as tourist areas.

This situation usually leads to problems such as a decline in retail sales, environmental pollution of the city generated by carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution caused by cars. Such a context therefore becomes a nuisance for residents and traders, while also creating a poor image for visitors.

Technology for Smart Cities and the action plans implemented by city councils help alleviate these situations. Isolated cases in coastal or mountainous region municipalities or even World Heritage Sites show how it is possible to reverse this trend and once again enjoy these cities.

 

Sète, city of canals and bridges 

Benidorm, the New York of the Mediterranean 

 

L’Escala a population of holidaymakers 

Tourism and heritage in the 21st century

While medieval cities were built to be inaccessible, the 21st century requires cities that are viable for traffic and the pedestrian mobility of their inhabitants and tourists. Many of the ancient cities in Spain urgently require transformation, for example Toledo, Alcalá de Henares, Salamanca, Ibiza, Tarragona, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia and Cáceres, to name but a few.

Tourist cities such as Ibiza, Alcalá de Henares y Toledo are also World Heritage Sites. In these cases The White Paper on Mobility in Heritage Cities has set a precedent on different ways of taking action to solve the problems that arise today.

The document states that the most common solution taken to make these types of roads accessible has been the building of a single platform and in many cases pedestrianisation. However, there are also other solutions applicable to these types of problems, particularly those related to vehicle traffic.

Alcalá de Henares, the responsibility of being a World Heritage Site

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With 206,000 residents and an additional daily floating population of around 50,000, Alcalá de Henares is a municipality located in the eastern part of the Autonomous Region of Madrid. It is strategically located in terms of communications, since it receives all the traffic flow from the N-II road and is crossed by the Madrid-Barcelona rail line.

In an automobile census in the municipality in April 2014, 84% of vehicles there belonged to the tourism sector. Given these numbers, the city council started to implement several measures to solve problems caused by the huge influx of tourists and the need to ensure both the well-being of citizens and visitors.

One of the actions included the programme to promote bicycle use in the city and the creation of a series of parking areas to facilitate pedestrian transit, helping to improve environmental sustainability and increase mobility in the city centre.

Ibiza receives two million tourists a year

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Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean forming the archipelago and autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, in Spain. It has an area of ​​572 km² and a population of 140,964 inhabitants (according to the 2015 population census), and receives roughly 2,000,000 tourists a year attracted by the beauty of its landscapes and its world-famous entertainment and night-life options.

Being such a popular tourist destination started to generate various problems on the island. This seasonal influx complicated access to the centre and caused congestion of vehicles looking for parking in the Marina. This situation affected the well-being of the population and had a negative impact on trade and the image of the area. As a result, the local government decided to place sensors on the parking spaces of the Marina and install a panel to inform drivers of parking space availability, therefore avoiding unnecessary vehicle access in case all the spaces were occupied. This smart parking technology is part of Urbiotica’s solutions and enables optimised management of parking areas and quicker access into the city centre.

Cities today have great disagreements concerning the use of the limited soil availability. Some cities prefer to dedicate more space to new parking areas, while others, such as Ibiza and some touristic places decided to optimise the management of the existing parking areas to make the most of them and this way reduce vehicles driving around searching for a free spot and hence reduce traffic jams.  Citizens are satisfied because they no longer waste time looking for parking, suffer less stress and have improved quality of life.

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Parking Network interviews Marc Boher at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016

Our Chief Commercial Officer Marc Boher has been interviewed by Parking Network at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016: “Smart solutions is not about doing a very big project once, is about having a lot of small costumers that trust you and increasing the systems together”

Intertraffic Amsterdam Interview

 

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Urbiotica wins the competition of the best booth on the first day of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016

Intertraffic has launched a novelty in this edition: a Twitter competition in which visitors can choose every day the best booth. With hashtags #intertraffic and #hotspot it is chosen among all the exhibitors and the top 10 list is published. On the first day, Urbiotica reached the first place in the competition and became the HOTSPOT of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016. During the week we will continue at Intertraffic in the booth EL305, we hope to see you! Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016 Booth

The new Urbiotica White Paper reveals myths and truths about Smart Parking technologies

Urbiotica presents its new White Paper to offer a better perspective on the myths and truths of existing technologies aimed at improving the management and optimisation of parking areas. This document outlines the experience accumulated by the company over the past eight years, during which more than 10,000 sensors have been deployed and almost 3 million daily detections generated, sensors which are still operational in customer projects in almost twenty countries on three continents.

The emergence of technologies related to the Internet of Things has aroused great expectations for those who manage car parks. However, because the projects deployed have not always achieved their goals, some users remain doubtful about the reliability of the solutions applied. This has led to a debate on the maturity of these technologies.

The White Paper reviews current technologies for detecting vehicles and summarises the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Urbiotica details in this document the company’s experience in implementing smart parking solutions, the technical and operational know-how developed, the difficulties we have faced and the major successes obtained and future opportunities to be offered by technological developments and market evolution.

The new White Paper describes how, from an original and patented idea, Urbiotica has built its success story.

We will present this document and other Urbiotica novelties at the upcoming Intertraffic event to be held in Amsterdam from 5 to 8 April. Intertraffic: EL.305 ELICIUM Hall.

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Sète deploys Urbiotica’s sensors to improve mobility in the town

The project which was implemented in the town involved the deployment of traffic sensors at conflictive strategic points, as well as parking sensors to optimise the use of parking spaces in order to improve mobility around the town.

“When we talk about Sète, two things spring to mind: we cannot drive around easily or park”, bemoaned the deputy mayor of the town Sébastien Pacull in an interview with the French newspaper Midi Libre.

The French town of the canals is known for its curious location and geographical distribution, and its communication at various points by bridges that cross its canals. The bridges serve as the main access routes into the town and normally cause frequent traffic congestion. To change this image of the town, the mayor says they have launched an ambitious action plan to optimise and rationalise the space dedicated to vehicles, pedestrians and their flows.

The French newspaper Midi Libre stresses what is important about project is to know precisely the number of available parking spaces and to report on the traffic conditions on the bridges.

The parking systemalready works in certain regulated areas where today you can cross-reference the sensor data with the use times of the parking spaces in order to optimise and manage parking areas more efficiently. “The parking areas beneath the Canal are underused. On Saturday afternoons occupancy is only around 35% which is mainly due to the lack of information”, commented Sébastien Pacull.

Sensors have also been installed on the busiest streets to know vehicle flow and measure traffic intensity. Other sensors installed on bridges identify whether they are open or closed to vehicles.

Soon, and based on information currently provided by the sensors, a mobile application will enable drivers in Sète to know in real time the latest traffic news and parking availability in the town, as well as the traffic conditions on the bridges.

The project implemented by Citelum in collaboration with Mentis and Urbiotica was deployed quickly, efficiently and with hardly any public works necessary, resulting in major savings compared to other smart solutions.

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New parking sensor: U-Spot 2.0 Long Range

Urbiotica will present the new version of its parking sensor U-Spot 2.0 Long Range which commercial version will be available from September 2016. The new parking sensor delivers a better user experience and even more reliability to Urbiotica’s solutions:

  • Simplify the design.
  • Reduce cost and logistic of installation.
  • Improve remote maintenance operations and cost.
  • Increase the reliability of the whole system.
  • Offer more flexibility to comply with sites constraints and client use cases.

These new benefits, made possible thanks to a year of R+D developments, are the following:

  • More Practical: new version of communication protocol U-Sense Long Range (-50% of network devices)

Implemented in network devices U-Flag and U-Box as well as U-Spot 2.0, the new communication protocol U-Sense Long Range will have a great impact on distance design (up to 4 times the previous one) and hence on the number of network devices (up to -80% of devices, -50% in average). It will also bring much more design flexibility, offering installation sites inaccessible before.

  • More Lifetime: energy harvesting innovations to extend device useful lifetime 2 years more (12 years)

Thanks to a new battery incorporated and energy harvesting improvements, regarding supply system and firmware optimization, the useful lifetime of U-Spot 2.0 in default mode reach 12 years, confirming its nº 1 position on the smart parking sensors market.

  • More Flexible: configuration options available remotely for measurement frequency.

Four options can be configured for each parameter of measurement frequency. With the possibility of configuring the measurement frequency down to 3s, the U-Spot 2.0 confirms its position of “best-in-class” on the market. Very useful for example in the context of heavy rotations cases with display panels or even to refine rotation statistics, it will be configurable remotely and each sensor set-up can be recovered on demand.

  • More Reliable: as for each new version of U-Spot, design and firmware have been optimized to increase both sensor and global system reliability, improving in particular the management of communication errors and resistance to harsh temperature and humidity conditions.

Urbiotica will present its new sensor in the next edition of Intertraffic that will be celebrated in Amsterdam from 5 to 8 April. Intertraffic: EL. 305 ELICIUM Hall

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MSR-Traffic offers a built-in solution for parking management

MSR-Traffic – partner of Urbiotica – launches a new tool for parking operators: Centre ParkGard® Control. With this new software MSR now offers a dynamic and efficient solution for smart parking management and the consequent reduction of the traffic linked to parking search.

If you want to learn more about the new Center ParkGard® MSR-Traffic Control, click here.

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