- Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Networks & Connectivity - NB-IoT
- Cities & Municipalities
- Business Operation
- Smart Parking
Smart Parking, powered by NB-IoT technology, is making it easier for drivers to find free parking spots. Cities can better manage their parking assets and maximize the revenue available to them as a result. Drivers searching for parking create congestion and pollution by circling and hunting for available parking. Smart Parking services are able to significantly ease these problems by guiding a driver directly to a parking space.
China Mobile have implemented two separate NB-IoT Smart Parking systems. The first has involved installation of smart parking sensors across some of the 4000 spaces identified as part of the Yunnan Intelligent Parking project. The second, in Southeast Guizhou, involves a total of 6 sets of entrance and exit systems around the highlighted parking lot, combined with a parking management system connecting more than 300 parking bays. These two implementations are designed to showcase the capabilities of NB-IoT for Smart Parking, and China Mobile’s Intelligent Parking services. The parking system utilises sensors installed in each parking bay, which are able to detect when the space is occupied, and send the status via the NBIoT network. Parking attendants and parking management are able to use a tablet device to monitor space occupancy. Using the sensors and NB-IoT network means that charging can commence as soon as space is occupied to ensure that accurate billing takes place.
China Mobile has invested heavily in their NB-IoT network, with their partner DTmobile who provide the NB-IoT network equipment. This means that coverage is extensive, allowing the sensors installed in the parking bays to be reliably connected to the network to ensure the service is available.
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