The Things Network released a smart parking kit in collaboration with Libelium and Yazamtec. The kit is available from the IoT Marketplace and can be ordered for use in Europe, North America, Australia and India. It consists of several devices which once placed in parking spaces can detect the arrival and departure of vehicles. The platform allows for system integrators to offer parking management products to city councils and end customers.
This smart parking kit can be used by anyone to realise their own platform. As the devices are pre-provisioned to The Things Network, developers only have to specify some key parameters. Remote management and bidirectional communication allows for changing the parameters of the nodes initiated from the dashboard.
Libelium smart parking sensors were installed in different cities such as Montpellier (France) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The devices were installed around shopping malls, as well as around parking areas for people with reduced mobility with the aim to relieve congestion, streamline traffic, and improve access to car park areas.