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Urbiotica has developed a complete solution to control the use of the reserved parking spaces for loading and unloading users, persons with reduced mobility, and electric vehicles.
The misuse of parking spaces reserved for specific uses has an important and negative impact on urban mobility and is a pain in the neck for most public administrations.
A clear example is the fraudulent use of parking spots reserved for people with reduced mobility. The abusive use of these places causes significant disruption to the lives of this vulnerable group, which needs these special places located near the access points in order to carry out their daily activities. Another common situation in cities is parking violations in loading and unloading areas, making delivery vehicles double park with the consequent chaos and discomfort in the area. It is also frequent to find users who are badly parked in the spaces reserved for the electric charging of vehicles, preventing the proper development of urban sustainable mobility plans.
In order to guarantee a fluid and sustainable mobility in the cities, as well as the well-being of the inhabitants, it is essential to ensure that the regulations for the use of these reserved parking areas are respected. The challenge for city managers and parking operators lies in the ability to improve and optimize the service, applying technology to the process.
With this new solution, Urbiotica offers municipalities and companies the opportunity to manage regulated spaces efficiently, achieving a much more effective control and greater productivity of the area.
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The solution is composed of:
- U-Spot is a sensor installed in the parking space that uses magnetic technology to detect in real-time the entry and exit of vehicles in the parking spaces as well as the duration of the session. The M2M version of the sensor also stands out because it does not need a gateway to transmit the data, making it the ideal solution for scattered parking spaces applications. By using the new NB-IoT protocol, the costs of deploying these types of projects are drastically reduced, providing an efficient solution to scenarios in which a suitable technological system could not be guaranteed until now.
- The ParkTime APP is designed for citizens authorized to use the reserved spaces. It informs these users (people with reduced mobility, carriers, …), about where to find available reserved places, and allows them to declare their arrivals and departures. The APP digitalizes the parking permits and complies with the user identification requirements for a correct application. It has been designed with geofence and push notification functionalities that offer a useful and very simple experience to users.
- The ParkCTRL APP matches the user information with the occupancy status of the parking spot and time spent by the vehicle. Through the APP the guards can consult the information and be alerted in case of fraud, exponentially optimizing the control routes.
- The U-Admin platform, including the alert engine and an API, allows the management and supervision of the solution, as well as the authorization of the ParkTime APP users. The solution is 100% flexible and can be easily integrated with third-party APPs.
How does it works?
The identification and control of the users parked in each parking space drastically reduces the infractions and increases vehicle rotations in the spaces, which impacts favorably on the parking availability. This greater availability is transmitted to users through the ParkTime App, increasing the possibilities and speed of finding a free parking space. In addition, the real-time display of alerts makes it possible to optimize the control operations and the resources allocated to this management and to prioritize the areas with the most infringements.
4 Spanish cities have already decided to put their trust in Urbiotica to control a total of 2.000 reserved parking spaces, plus international experiences are expected soon.
Keep posted to learn more about these exciting projects!
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The city of León, located in the province of Guanajuato in México and with more than 1,2 million citizens, has become a Smart City thanks to the deployment of a network of 400 sensors to remotely monitor and manage the most critical parameters identified by the municipal services: air quality, noise, mobility and street lighting. The aim of the project is to create an ecosystem of constant innovation through the efficient use of technology, in order to make decisions based on real data.
The Smart City project includes 20 Urbiotica U-Sound sensors which are continuously monitoring today the noise levels in the hyper center to detect and alert about possible discomfort and incidents due to very loud music, disturbances, signs of distress, among others.
The project deployed by the technology integrator INT (Intelligence and Telecom Technologies) was inaugurated on January 21st, 2020 in the presence of the mayor of León, Héctor López Santillana:
“We want services made and designed according to the needs of our people. This model proposes that citizens are connected in all aspects and all the time in order to make the best decisions and generate the model of development we want for Leon.”
The city of León has thus created a new paradigm of the Internet of Things, to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
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The City Council of Alcalá de Henares, a city located to the northwest of Madrid, is committed to the improvement of the city’s neighborhoods and citizen wellbeing. To this end, the council launched a macro-project to remodel the old football field in the area of Juan de Austria and thus turn it into a quality space for leisure and personal relationship.
Part of the project process involved citizen participation, obtaining more than 200 proposals. Among the most prominent proposals was the improvement of parking spaces due to the fact that Alcalá de Henares is located in a dense urban fabric and faces a global lack of parking spaces. Urbiotica’s technology was selected as a solution to takle this problem.
Urbiotica’s solution meant the deployment of the U-Flow Parking system, to count the vehicles that enter and leave the area in order to determine and communicate the users in real time accurate information related to the occupancy level of the 100 spaces. The information is published through 2 VMS located on nearby streets, allowing drivers to quickly decide where to park in the area, avoiding vehicle chaos and stress to users during the process.
As a result of the whole project, a large park has been achieved, accessible also to people with reduced mobility, surrounded by nice paths for walking, activity areas for all sectors of the population and an area with a greater density of trees. There is also a parking area which, thanks to Urbiotica’s solution, has been satisfactorily optimized to create an efficient and tidy space.
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Urbiotica is one of the key companies in the implementation of IoT for Smart Cities according to Insight Partners
The increase of the vehicular pollution and the limited number of spots for park in cities makes necessary the implementation of smart programs in cities, thus it explains the service of research of Insight Partners, who mentioned Urbiotica as one of the companies key players in the application of IoT for Smart Cities.
More information in the web of Insight Partners
We are extremely satisfied both by the interest in and the success garnered by our solution for noise monitoring at the first edition of the AcustiCat Congress.
Our team presented the noise monitoring network with a real time demonstration of the technology and the project implemented in the city of Girona. We also outlined the benefits of taking continuous measurements in the most conflictive areas.
AcustiCat, the first Catalan acoustic congress, was held on 28 and 29 April. The conferences, which were held at the Sabadell Conference Centre, was attended by 350 people, with 48 speakers and 13 sponsors. Different debate and reflection activities were conducted, as well as round tables, solutions and demo workshops with solutions to specific noise problems in the urban environment.
We are happy to see that the sector is aware of the importance of integrating the latest technological innovations from the Internet of Things to its projects, for more efficient and effective management of urban noise.
For further information, please take a look at our solution for noise monitoring.
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