Innovation: Narrowband-IoT at Mobile World Congress 2017

Worldsensing presents advances in Fastprk2 innovation project at Telefónica’s stand and at the GSMA Innovation City

Barcelona, February 2017

The Operational Intelligence solutions provider, Worldsensing, will showcase its Parking Management System Fastprk and innovation project Fastprk2 at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC) in Barcelona. While the wireless Fastprk solution has been running on LoRa and Sigfox, a new version of Fastprk2 with NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) communications will be demonstrated.

“We are delighted to announce this milestone in the development of the Fastprk2 solution”, explains Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO and co-founder of Worldsensing.

NB-IoT to be demonstrated at the Telefónica stand and at the GSMA Innovation City

At the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry from February 27th to March 2rd in Barcelona, a demo of the Fastprk2 parking sensors using NB-IoT technology will be shown at both the Telefónica booth and at the GSMA Innovation City. The latter will also display another Worldsensing system enabling cities to integrate parking management technology: Mobility, its City Operational Intelligence Solution.

Mobility allows cities to connect all systems their operations currently run on, such as information on parking occupancy, traffic flow, incidents, police officers and road works, and empowers authorities to gain real time visibility and control over everything that is happening.

Combining several sensor technologies for vehicle detection

Running on narrowband networks and being able to provide better system connectivity in general are not the only benefits of the Fastprk2 solution. The project additionally aims to enhance the accuracy with which vehicles are captured. By combining more than one sensing technology to detect parked cars, the system will improve parking monitoring reliability. Especially in cities where sensors are exposed to a broad range of influencing factors and weather conditions, being able to work with more than one sensor type will increase the accuracy of real-time parking space monitoring for both parking operators and cities.

Live LoRa demo on Tech Data stand

Tech Data, a global player for IT products and services, will also set up a live demo of the Fastprk parking sensors running on LoRa and the corresponding software suite. With a remote controlled car that will be parked on one of the two available parking spaces, the Fastprk application will show MWC visitors real-time detection of occupancy.

Experience from monitoring 20,000 parking spaces worldwide

Knowing how to optimize its Parking Management System is based on Worldsensing´s experience of many years. The company has already installed and monitored over 20,000 smart parking spaces globally. Across all its deployments, the parking solution has significantly reduced inner-city traffic, facilitated optimal management of urban parking areas, and reduced CO2 emissions. Smart parking projects have been rolled out in North America, France, Italy, Poland, Austria, Singapore, the UAE, Spain and Germany.

Co-financed by the European Union

The Fastprk2 innovation project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 726607.

About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 50 employees in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 50 countries across 5 continents.

The company’s mission is to redefine the way smart cities manage mobility and how traditional industries operate infrastructures and assets. With a focus on developing integrated software and hardware solutions for both smart city and industrial applications, the company’s flagship products are its integrated City Operational Intelligence Solution Mobility, Loadsensing, the Connected Infrastructure Solution and Fastprk, its Parking Management System.

Worldsensing is an end-to-end provider, which develops projects, manufactures the necessary technology and commercializes it through a global partner network.

Press contact:
Jennifer Harth
press@worldsensing.com

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