Smart parking

Smart cities are using connectivity to source real-time information on the availability of parking spaces. That information can help drivers find available spaces and enable the city to introduce dynamic pricing, in which the cost of parking can be adjusted in line with demand.

San Francisco’s SFPark deployment, which monitors 19,250 parking spaces, found that the use of connected sensors led to an increase in parking revenues of USD1.9 million per year (USD 98.7 per space), a 43% decrease in the average amount of time taken to find parking spaces and a 30% reduction in vehicle miles travelled and greenhouse gas emissions associated with drivers looking for parking spots.

Smart parking applications typically employ ruggedized electro-magnetic sensors that are either adhered to, or inserted into, the surface of the monitored parking bay. These connected sensors need long battery lives to minimize maintenance, but they also need to transfer occupancy information wirelessly through obstructing material, such as vehicles and walls.

Although it had been prohibitively expensive to provide adequate coverage and capacity, even in relatively small-scale car parks, new low power wide area (LPWA) connectivity can provide the necessary coverage without material compromises to the end device’s bill of materials or battery life.  Using 3GPP-standardised technologies, new LPWA networks can make it cost-effective to cover both outdoor and indoor car parks, opening up new, previously un-addressable deployments for smart parking.

As the pattern in which individual parking bays get occupied can be predicted with a very high level of certainty from how individual bays are used, it may not be necessary to install a sensor in every bay. Machina Research believes it may be feasible to monitor one-third of the parking bays and apply advanced analytics to cover the others.

In China, Shanghai Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom, has teamed up with Shanghai Disneyland to use Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology to monitor about 400 parking spaces in the theme park. The pilot demonstrated that the NB-IoT can offer 15-18dB more coverage than a GSM network, which is close to the target range of 20dB, and is able to connect parking sensors even in an underground garage.

China Mobile is trialing NB-IoT to enable smart parking with equipment maker Huawei in parking lots in the city of Hangzhou. The operator is also working on a similar pilot with ZTE.  In the pilots, NB-IoT-connected sensors monitor whether parking spaces are occupied, enabling drivers to use an app to see in real-time where they can park.

Following a successful pilot of NB-IoT to enable smart parking in Germany, Deutsche Telekom is now rolling  out   the   low   power  wide   area   technology  in   eight   European   countries,  including   the Netherlands,  Austria,  Hungary,  Greece,  Slovakia,  Croatia  and  Poland,  as  well  as  Germany. DT  has upgraded  dozens  of  base  stations  to  support  NB-IoT  using  the  900MHz  and  800MHz  frequency bands. Due to the success of the pilot, one of the biggest German automotive manufacturers plans to integrate the smart parking app into its future cars, making the user experience completely integrated.

In Norway, Telenor and Telia Norway, are piloting smart parking applications which they both envisage will be commercially ready by the last quarter of 2017.

Etisalat Digital sees NB-IoT enabling a new generation of connected sensors with long battery lives that can be used in a wide range of applications. Etisalat’s trial of smart parking solutions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi confirmed this and also highlighted the importance of building an end-to-end ecosystem. Similarly, AT&T in the US plans to have LTE-M coverage deployed nationwide by the end of June 2017, smart city services are just one of the many applications they are deploying.

Telefónica Spain is using NB-IoT to connect car park sensors made by Worldsensing and tracking devices developed by Abeeway/Flex. The operator is employing network equipment from Ericsson, modules from Telit and chipsets from Intel.

 

Case Study – Atlas Copco Harnessing Connectivity for Industrial IoT Atlas Copco, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial equipment, has been at the forefront of offering ground-breaking services for several years now with remotely ma...

Read more | See all Resources

NB-IoT Commercialisation Case Study: How China Mobile, China Telecom & In China, the leading mobile operators are using Mobile IoT technologies to connect millions of devices, appliances and machines. This case study illustrates how China Mobile, Ch...

Read more | See all Resources

Mobile IoT Case Study: How Asia Pacific Intelligently Connects to IoT This report shows how LTE-M and NB-IoT are being deployed in the Asia Pacific region. Drawing on interviews with mobile operators and their partners, the report describes six ver...

Read more | See all Resources

Mobile IoT Journey Through MWC Barcelona 2019 This self-guided Mobile IoT Journey through MWC19 Barcelona gives attendees the opportunity to explore innovative demonstrations and to see key information at a glance. Discover ...

Read more | See all Resources

Huawei: NB-IoT Ecosystem Partner list This document provides a list of Huawei’s NB-IoT partners, detailing the solutions offered by each organisation. The brochure also contains a list of regions and sectors ...

Read more | See all Resources

Case Study: Ground-to-Air LTE Communication Services for Industrial Drone A With the increasing use of drones for industrial applications, China Unicom has launched an innovative business service project to enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fly a...

Read more | See all Resources

IoT Takes Centre Stage at MWC19 Shanghai in China: the Most Connected Count MWC Shanghai 2019 returns this month, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre between 26 and 28 June – and, perhaps naturally in the world’s capital for IoT connections...

Read more | See all Industry News

Connected Vehicles are Safest When they are Cellular As the Internet of Things has gone from theory to reality, connected vehicles – those which can communicate with each other, with outside services, and with us – have become ...

Read more | See all Industry News

The Internet of the Skies: Establishing Public Trust in the Future of Cellu The GSMA is supporting the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association (GUTMA) on Connected Skies, a major conference on drones and UTM, which will bring together the aviation...

Read more | See all Industry News

Making Mobile IoT Easy MWC Barcelona 2019 showcases new tools to streamline the development of Mobile IoT applications Creating compelling Mobile IoT applications is becoming increasingly straightforwa...

Read more | See all Industry News

Operators Optimistic of Bright Future as New IoT Revenue Opportunities Come Among the many show-stealing IoT breakthroughs and showcases at the world’s leading tech event, there is a central question: how do mobile network operators increase revenue an...

Read more | See all Industry News

Mobile IoT Summit: Collaboration Deepens as Global Use Cases Multiply “How many people here refer to Mobile IoT in their day-to-day activity?”, asked one panellist of our 500-strong audience at yesterday’s 8th Mobile IoT Summit. “That’s a...

Read more | See all Industry News

Connected Skies 2019 June 18, 2019 *The GSMA is offering an exclusive 50% discount to Connected Skies 2019.  Use the promotional code CONNSKIES19GSMA when purchasing your ticket.  Register here  Join us at Conn...

Read more | See all Internet of Things Events

MWCS19 Shanghai June 26, 2019 MWC Shanghai 2019 is Asia’s leading event for next-generation technology – 5G, IoT, AI, big data and beyond. The GSMA’s Internet of Things Programme will be central to this...

Read more | See all Internet of Things Events

IoT at GSMA Innovation City – MWC19 Shanghai | MWC19 上 June 26, 2019 Join the GSMA and partners, including: ASTRI, China Mobile, China Mobile Hong Kong, China Telecom, China Unicom and Singtel, at the very forefront of mobile innovation showcasing...

Read more | See all Internet of Things Events

GSMA Future IoT Convention June 26, 2019 Join the Future IoT Convention at MWC Shanghai 2019 which will bring together leading representatives from governments, mobile operators and enterprises, to demonstrate and discu...

Read more | See all Internet of Things Events

Workshop: Fast and Secure to Market with NB-IoT // GSMA Mobi June 27, 2019 Event Organisers / 活动组织者   Hosted by / 由主办   -单击此处查看中文翻译- Already widely available in China, NB-IoT combines minimal power consumpti...

Read more | See all Internet of Things Events