Tinynode goes to the Netherlands

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.

Aperçu de l'application Parckr
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.

Logo 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.

Parking PL de Meelakkers aux Pays-Bas

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".