Parking Management Technology from LTS briefly explained
The population on earth continues to increase, and urbanization is also advancing steadily. Both pose a major challenge to cities around the world. Traffic gridlocks are imminent in megacities such as London or Paris. Innovative solutions are needed to cope with the increased traffic volume. Our Parking Management Technology is one such solution.
How does Parking Management Technology solve the traffic problem?
Our Parking Management Technology represents a modular all-in-one solution that is moving the traffic sector into a digital future. To this end, wireless ground detection sensors are used - on roads and parking lots alike. The sensors detect both moving traffic and parked cars.
In this way, they provide reliable information about where the traffic volume is particularly high at any given time. As a result, appropriate measures can be taken quickly, such as detouring traffic or freeing up additional parking spaces.
One example is the scenario of road closures. If a lane can suddenly no longer be used without the road users being informed in advance, they have to rethink. Often they stop with their vehicle for a few seconds. They need a moment to think of a new route and then turn their vehicle around.
Both actions incur the displeasure of other drivers, who now have to wait. They also change their direction, and chaos quickly ensues on the road. TAPS sensors help avoid this problem. Thanks to connected digital display panels, operators simply reroute traffic in time. TAPS Sensors help avoid this problem. Thanks to connected digital display panels, operators simply reroute traffic in time.
Thanks to the sensors, traffic light phases can also be controlled. For example, if traffic lights are green for a long time on roads with little traffic, but frequently red in heavy oncoming traffic, this makes little sense. If the sensors do not detect any movement on a road, the traffic lights remain red if desired. This allows oncoming traffic to benefit from longer green phases.
The sensors also make it easier to find a parking space. They detect whether a parking space is occupied or not. Operators can inform drivers of this status even before they have entered the parking space or underground garage. In this way, road users save themselves a long drive around to find a space.
What are the advantages of Parking Management Technology?
Traffic detection via induction loops is widely used. However, this variant is very energy-intensive and also cost-intensive. Installation, maintenance and operating costs are considerable. Our Parking Management Technology represents the exact opposite.
Our TAPS sensors are the first ground sensors that are 100 percent energy self-sufficient. This eliminates the need for regular battery replacement, as well as the road closures that would accompany it. Special magnetic field and radar technologies provide this valuable energy independence.
The absence of batteries makes the sensors very low-maintenance. One aspect that also contributes to this is the robustly constructed housing including safety glass. Thanks to this design, the sensors are very resistant to the effects of weather.
A damp floor does not bother them, as they can withstand humidity levels of up to 100 percent. Even temperatures between minus 25 and plus 65 degrees Celsius cannot harm the sensors. Thanks to all these quality features, users can rely on reliable activity for at least ten years.
Maintenance work is only due after this time has elapsed, because then the sensors have to be replaced. This means that road closures can be drastically reduced compared to induction loops. However, not only their frequency, but also their extension and duration are lower in comparison.
TAPS sensors are installed at specific points, which is why only small areas in the ground need to be opened. The sensors have a diameter of only 155 millimeters, are 46 millimeters high and weigh 1.5 kilograms.
Using a crown drill, the entire process takes just 30 minutes per sensor. Finally, configuration and the installation of updates take place remotely without further disrupting traffic.
How exactly does Parking Management Technology work?
Our sensors are able to detect vehicles very precisely and transmit the collected data in real time. Thanks to this rapid transfer of information, it is possible to react particularly quickly to current conditions.
For example, if the data shows that a traffic jam imminent, drivers can be informed of this at an early stage thanks to connected traffic signs. Instead of driving toward the traffic jam anyway, they can choose an alternative route in good time and thus save a lot of time. This contributes significantly to the satisfaction of all road users.
TAPS sensors for various target groups
At LTS AG, we recommend our TAPS sensors to various stakeholders, including: