This is what the ground sensors of our parking systems do
The System TAPS is equipped, among other things, with electromagnetic sensors that are used for vehicle detection. The sensors detect whether there is a vehicle on the road or not. With our technology, we achieve a detection rate of 99 percent and thus virtually error-free detection. To achieve this, we rely on various advanced and proprietary algorithms.
The sensors are designed for dynamic traffic guidance and for the intelligent parking system. After detecting the object, the sensor transmits the data to the TAPS gateway. For this purpose, it uses a radio protocol. Afterwards, the data is forwarded via various interfaces to, for example, a server, cloud or any other infrastructure of the customer.
A key feature of our TAPS sensor is its innovative energy concept. We want to offer our customers a system that functions completely independently of an external power source. To this end, we have developed an energy-autonomous unit. This contributes to an uncomplicated application. The system is ready to start immediately without any further power supply.
Recharging is possible even during operation and effectively prevents supply gaps. This means that our TAPS sensor is ready for use around the clock. In addition, the system is designed to be low-maintenance. The operator does not have to provide personnel resources for maintenance or commission to us.
We have also made sure that the user has as little effort as possible with the installation. This takes around 30 minutes. Once the system is active, the thorough protection against environmental influences proves to be another advantage. The sensors cope well with dust, dirt, rain or ice, as well as many other influences. There is no wear to worry about.
In addition, it should be mentioned that this is a product for long-term use. The user can assume a service life of at least ten years.
This is how communication works
An important element in the construction of such a system is data transmission. With TAPS, this takes place in real time. We rely on a proprietary radio protocol for this and use the 868 MHz operating frequency band in the EU, for example. The communication range up to the sensor is 150 meters, a repeater is not required.
Even the update works "over the air" (OTA) with our component. It is not necessary for a technician to dismantle and open the sensor. All measures, such as the installation of new software, are carried out remotely. This makes it a state-of-the-art system in every respect.
Traffic control with TAPS
TAPS is our system solution for Smart Traffic. In practice, this results in numerous fields of application. Typical, for example, is the use at intersections. Our product is ideal for monitoring and directing flowing traffic at intersections.
From now on, the operator can dispense with the use of the costly and installation-intensive induction loops. Instead, one installs one or two sensors and a gateway per lane. The effort is low, only a few components are required for dynamic traffic control.
For most users, this results in cost savings of up to 50 percent. Historical analysis and trend calculation prove to be outstanding advantages. Our sensor can do more than just record the actual condition on the road.
The system collects data over time and allows its analysis and evaluation. Our technology can be expanded as required and offers a cost-effective entry into the Internet of Things (IoT). Anyone interested in predictive traffic control (for example, with detours and emergency lanes) will opt for our system. Further advantages:
Adaptive Traffic Management
Predictions and planning for maintenance work
Temporary use for construction site light signal
Parking Management with TAPS
Parking management is a real challenge today, especially in metropolitan areas. Traffic volumes are increasing and with them the effort required to manage parking facilities. Parking systems such as Smart Parking from LTS AG are in demand here. We provide the perfect answer with our product. Whoever uses our TAPS sensors and the other technology of our system has taken the first step towards consistent parking management.
After all, the parking lot of the future is an integrated part of the mobility chain and therefore requires smart parking systems. The fact of excess demand is proving to be particularly challenging. It is the reality in larger cities that the number of parked vehicles exceeds the number of available parking spaces.
Parking systems such as TAPS help to minimize search traffic. This reduces noise and environmental pollution to a tolerable level for road users and residents. TAPS has all the technical features needed to successfully manage the parking supply. The result is significantly reduced search times and more satisfied visitors to city centers.
This is how the use of TAPS looks in practical parking management
The operator installs our sensors on each parking space. TAPS records whether the parking space is currently occupied or still free. The data is transmitted wirelessly. This enables further processing of the data in real time. Thanks to the sensors, the system knows at all times which parking spaces are available. This is the prerequisite for optimal control of search traffic.
The forwarding to the processing software is done via the TAPS Gateway. Our software is ideal for the following areas of application:
Wherever our customers use TAPS: Drivers find the next free parking space faster. Installation is also worthwhile in places where parking is prohibited. Illegal parking is detected immediately by the sensors. That's ideal for parking spaces designated only for police, firefighters and ambulances.
Complete hardware solution including matching software
Our hardware is unique. No other supplier on the market sells comparable sensor technology. But we go one step further and offer our customers the matching software with the in-house intelligence (GUI). The TAPS software package is in no way inferior to the TAPS sensors in terms of function.
Our software is platform independent, local, web-based and works in real time. It allows cities and parking operators to manage their available parking spaces and streets as effectively as possible. Analysis and archiving of the collected data is done in real time. Monitoring is possible as well as visualization of the data. The user can configure all settings via the software.
The operator of a smart parking infrastructure uses our TAPS software suite to evaluate parking behavior in real time. He intervenes in the traffic situation in a controlling and regulating way. We also offer the appropriate app technology for communication between operator and customer - all from a single source.
Interested parties are welcome to Contact to us and get to know the intelligent parking system of LTS AG. We will help you to use TAPS profitably as quickly as possible.