Tinynode SA and Paradox Engineering, the Swiss technology company specialized in open-standard connectivity and smart monitoring solutions, are now part of the same group. This is an important step of Paradox Engineering’s growth strategy and reinforces its positioning as unique enabler of any kind of smart environment through compelling solutions for the Internet of Things era.
G2Mobility is a leading provider of electric car charging points. It has been chosen to install equipments throughout the French Eure-et-Loir department. The SDE28 (Regional Energy Forum) and the SEIPC (Electric Utility Company) have run extensive tests with equipment suppliers, with the goal to trial the solution to be rolled out in conditions as close as possible to the real use case. After the tests, the DIVA charging station provided by G2Mobility has been selected.
Pushing further its innovation, G2Mobility approached Tinynode to complement its electric charging point offering. By integrating its management software and Tinynode's wireless vehicle detection system, G2Mobility now offers a unique and innovative electric charging point occupancy detection.
This feature gets useful when electric charging points are used as regular parking spaces by unauthorized vehicles. The global offering has convinced the SDE28 which is now experimenting it on more than 100 charging points.
Learn more about our partner G2Mobility (in French) : http://www.g2mobility.com/
Learn more about this project (in French) : http://www.g2mobility.com/95-bornes-g2mobility-pour-le-sde28-et-le-seipc/
Tinynode's wireless vehicle detection system, complemented by variable message signs enables motorists to schedule their breaks on parkings where spaces are still available. It reduces time and resources waste and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
In France, more than 50 parkings are now powered by Tinynode's wireless vehicle detection system as the technology for retrieving real-time information on availability of parking spaces.
Parckr launched its smartphone app for international truck drivers. At the end of their legal driving time, European truck drivers sometimes find themselves at overcrowded or unsafe parking areas. The Parckr app informs truck drivers where on their route they can find a safe and comfortable parking area or truck stop, and forecasts the occupancy rate of the parking so that drivers can plan ahead and avoid overcrowded truck parking areas. Parckr covers over 2.000 parking facilities in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. The Parckr app for Android and iOS is free of charge and available in English, German, French, Polish and Dutch.
Parckr app available for iOS and Android
Parckr is the first smartphone app that can forecast occupancy rates of European truck parkings. Tom van de Ven of Parckr: “the Parckr forecasts are based on an ingenious computer model that uses artificial intelligence and big data analytics. It combines data from fleet tracking software and community feedback to inform truck drivers where they can park their rig”. Feedback that drivers provide in the app is immediately used to improve the forecasts.
The Parckr app also provides truck drivers with up to date information on the facilities of parking areas and truck stops, such as restaurants, restrooms, showers, WIFI, lighting, etc. By rating and reviewing the parking facilities truck drivers can help their fellow drivers and improve the Parckr service continuously. Says Tom van de Ven: “we want to give truck drivers the credits they deserve for the important work they do and give them the best apps we can build. We worked really hard on this app and hope truck drivers will love it as much as we do.”
The Port of Rotterdam is a strong supporter of Parckr: “We know how difficult it can be for a truck driver to find a parking spot that is clean, safe and available. That is why we are actively developing secure truck parking areas in the Port of Rotterdam. The Parckr app will help truck drivers find our secure parking areas, they are all listed in the Parckr app.”
Reference data is collected by Tinynode's B4-H real-time truck detection sensors.
Meelakkers rest area, equipped with Tinynode B4-H sensors
Additional information and apps download instruction: www.parckr.com
Optifib is a major player on the static and dynamic signage market. Optifib is a reference brand in the segments of on-street parking guidance panels and short stay parking spaces monitoring.
By equipping its company car park with a solution embedding Tinynode car detection solutions, Optifib enters the market of turnkey outdoors parking guidance systems.
In addition to guiding its visitors towards available spaces, the equipment of the parking enables Optifib to demonstrate its integration and system-level know-how.
Tinynode's detection solution is complemented by custom-designed Variable Message Signs and a back office solution, enabling the management of the system.
The variable message signs and the back office system allow real-time motorists' guidance towards available spaces via the OptiPark software, developed by Optifib.
The OptiPark software solution
Dynamic motorists' guidance towards available spaces
The solution offered by Optifib can be applied in many areas of urban parking:
- Real-time parking guidance
- Specific zones monitoring (short stay, loading/unloading, time-limited, taxi, etc.)
Examples of displays broadcasting the number of available spaces in a parking zone (shopping mall, airport or parking garage rooftops)
And solutions for companies and merchants:
- Dynamic guidance of customers and visitors towards available spaces
- Employees parking optimization
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Parckr is an Intelligent Truck Parking initiative, backed by the Netherlands state. Its goal is to provide truck parking occupancy information in the Netherlands first, then in the whole Benelux, Germany and North of France. Parckr's ambition for the next few years is to be able to inform about the occupancy state of as many as possible of the 2'900 truck parkings located in the European highway network.
This information will be available on several channels, amongst which a dedicated smartphone app.
Preview of the Parckr app
There is a high interest for truck drivers and highway operators to know parking spaces availability in real-time:
- To optimize the occupancy of existing rest area (see case study) and avoid the large investments needed to build additional parking areas
- To avoid parking overfilling
- To allow truck drivers to better plan their travel and their legal rest periods
- To reduce safety issues caused by wild truck parking outside designated areas (extreme case: parking on the emergency lane) in saturated areas
With more than 50 truck parking areas equipped in France with its wireless truck detection system, Tinynode was a natural choice for the team in charge of the Parckr project.
A first parking has now been equipped in collaboration with Imtech.
The "Meelakkers" service area is located south of Eindhoven on the A67/E34 highway which allows vehicles travelling from Belgium and Germany to cross the Netherlands. Each truck parking space of the parking is now equipped with the high performance Tinynode B4-H flush-mount sensors.
Meelakkers truck parking (see map)
Pavel Gaina, Sales consultant International Business at Imtech explains why Imtech chose Tinynode: "The excellent references and reputation of Tinynode led us to select them. The complete installation could take place in one day. The system startup on an occupied and operating parking area (around thirty trucks were present at startup time) was conducted in less than one hour! The performance and flexibility of their system is a key advantage for system integrators like Imtech".