Hamburg/Stuttgart – The Hamburg-based company ZENNER IoT Solutions and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions jointly realizing smart parking projects. Such smart city projects are of great interest to innovative energy suppliers, cities and municipalities. This citizen-friendly form of digitization not only enriches a city’s quality of life, it also saves and earns money for the municipality. Intelligent sensors report whether a parking space – for example a charging station for electric vehicles, a disabled parking space or a fire brigade entrance – is free or occupied. The efficiency of individual inner-city traffic can thus be significantly increased, as this solution reduces the extremely polluting search for a parking space, which accounts for around 30% of the total traffic volume.
The intelligent parking sensor from Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions is used. Once installed, it reliably determines the occupancy status of the car park over a period of years. The corresponding information is transmitted via an LPWAN network, using the open LoRaWAN technology.
ZENNER IoT Solutions, an expert in this field, is contributing its ELEMENT IoT platform to the project. ELEMENT is an IoT platform for device, network, user and data management. This technology-independent platform forms the basis for trend-setting applications such as smart parking and at the same time builds the foundation for a sustainable, urban IoT infrastructure. Jonas Böttinger, Project Manager at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions says, “ZENNER is one of the best in the Smart City context with years of experience in metering and wireless networking”. Matthias Behrens, Managing Director of ZENNER IoT Solutions, is also confident that Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions is the ideal partner for smart parking projects. “BOSCH is one of the world’s leading sensor manufacturers. The company slogan ‘Invented for life’ is also very appropriate for this project and confirms our positive feeling in the cooperation with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions”.
Currently, joint pilot projects for smart parking have been launched in more than 6 cities. In cooperation with several energy suppliers, both companies are preparing the nationwide roll-out of intelligent parking sensors based on LoRaWAN in German-speaking countries. The networks installed for this purpose form the basis for further exciting and citizen-friendly applications on the way to smart cities.