The LPWA parking sensor is a mobile, battery-powered wireless parking sensor in a compact design for monitoring the occupancy of parking spaces, which enables easy management of the parking challenges of modern times in the domain of smart cities and communities. The sensor effectively detects the occupancy of the parking space in real time and sends the change in parking space occupancy to the central server in the cloud via the mobile network using the latest 5G LPWA mobile technology (NB-IoT. Vat-M) and a secure and protected connection. The sensors are installed on a solid ground surface, such as asphalt or concrete, in the center position of the parking space. The parking sensor exists in two versions, namely for mounting on the road surface and built-in (flush mount) version. Installation of the device is done quickly and easily by screwing or gluing. Reliable vehicle presence detection is based on a dual independent state-of-the-art sensor assembly using a high-performance MEMS magnetometer and a 60 GHz radar module. The detection algorithm is very robust and consequently ensures that rain, snow or dirt have no effect on the accuracy and reliability of the detection of a parked vehicle.
Data on the occupancy of parking spaces is used for many additional services and products, such as navigating the driver to the nearest free parking space at the selected location using a mobile application. Smart management of parking lots directly contributes to increasing traffic flow and reducing harmful emissions of exhaust gases and noise, which are directly caused by heavy traffic in cities, especially during rush hours.