Belgium is one of the densest countries in Europe and has an exceptional architectural heritage to protect with beautiful city centres. The Belgian capital, for example, was renowned for gridlock and every day 225.000 people commuted into the city spending an average of 3 days and 11 hours a year stuck in traffic. Therefore, decision-makers’ years ago adopted and developed P+R (Park & Ride) solutions to offer an effective multimodal solution for drivers coming from the outskirts and wanting to access the city centers.
To promote these wide, free and barrier less facilities, an increasing number of cities chose U-Flow Parking solution to monitor the parking availability in real time by using counting sensors at the parking entrances and exits, and thus inform it to drivers through mobile apps and VMS in their key decision-making points.
5 cities and one shopping centre are already using the solution on a daily basis. They indicate the free space options and help drivers take the right mobility decision. In total, more than 10 parking facilities are making the most of the simplicity and completeness of the solution.
The real-time information, once transformed in historical data analytics, also helps the mobility managers and city planners study in detail the use of each parking: vehicles flow at peak hours, occupancy overtime, special events use, are some of the key information making possible the analysis of past and current situation to decide better where and when investments are required.
Urbiotica were established in 2008 with a very clear foundational vision: technology based on wireless sensor networks will transform how we manage our cities.
Urbiotica leads the revolution of the Internet of Things applied to Smart Cities. The projects implemented in more than 20 countries position us as the leading technology company in the development of smart solutions based on sensor systems, designed to manage urban space more efficiently and sustainably.