With a population of more than 30 thousand people and a notable historical heritage, the town of Kolin aimed at improving urban mobility by facilitating parking search and making a more efficient use of available parking facilities. Czech engineering company SPEL offered the community an integrated Smart Parking solution based on our technology.
About 60 parking spots in the historical city center have been equipped with Smart Parking Sensors to detect car occupancy. Designed to be set into the road surface, these products fit Kolin’s peculiar environmental conditions since granting a low impact on street furniture and high resistance to harsh weather conditions and mechanical constraints.
Connected to a wireless mesh network, sensors allow to collect data about parking spaces and elaborate them through an exclusive parking management software, which SPEL implemented for this specific project. SPEL also developed a web portal and a mobile app to offer drivers the opportunity to check parking availability in real time, reserve a spot and pay parking services from the smartphone.
Thanks to this Smart Parking solution, Kolin’s municipality is improving driving and parking experience in town, thus making it more attractive to residents and visitors. Additional developments might also be considered, as the platform is open to host other parking-related services, ie. collaborating with local businesses which want to offer spots to their own customers, and even host other urban services over the same network.