Poland ‘Parks Wiser’ with Nedap and ‘Parkanizer’
BT Skyrise, the Poland-based developer of IT solutions for “smart cities,” has chosen Nedap, the leading specialist for vehicle identification and detection systems, to improve on-street parking.
The brand-new Parkanizer platform from BT Skyrise collects and shares data for parking guidance and reporting purposes. The Sensit vehicle detection system from Nedap closely monitors the real-time usage of on-street parking spaces by parking bay-mounted sensors.
To improve on-street parking in time-restricted zones, Parkanizer was recently introduced in the Polish city of Piekary Śląskie, the company says.
BT Skyrise is part of BT Signal, a Norwegian technology company, which is a “pioneer in the implementation of solutions in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS), the company says.
BT Skyrise designs, implements and tests IT solutions. Nedap is the developer and manufacturer of Sensit, which consists of wireless bay-mounted sensors that detect in real-time whether or not a single parking bay is occupied and how long it has been occupied. It is integrated with the Parkanizer platform.
Maciej Lukas, Parkanizer Project Coordinator, said that it “can be used by motorists driving into a city. The smartphone app displays dynamic markers on a map, including the number of available parking spaces in geo-location context.
“While driving, motorists receive updates in real-time. The app also could be used with a navigation device. When approaching the destination, Parkanizer informs where in the street the vacant parking spaces can be found. When parked, the app can be used to pay online.”
[Sources: BT Skyrise, Nedap]