Smart parking: the Gläserne Manufaktur becomes a test site

Are there any free spaces in the visitors’ car park? Are there any free charging units at the charging station? The young Nuremberg company Smart City System is developing and expanding a sensor system to provide the answers to these questions in an app.

The company (co-founder Thorge Harms shown in the photo above) was one of the first six start-ups to join the Future Mobility incubator programme in the Gläserne Manufaktur in 2017. The team developed a sensor system which, in real time, can identify the status of parking spaces and can navigate drivers to free spaces.

The system will reduce traffic because drivers will no longer need to hunt for a space. In the incubator, they are planning to improve their sensor system and also set it up in Dresden. This involves gradually digitalising the parking spaces in the centre of Dresden. The visitors’ car park of the Gläserne Manufaktur and the new electric mobility station are some of the first test sites.

The advantage is obvious – visitors will be able to see whether there are any free spaces in the visitors’ car park in advance. The app is also particularly interesting for drivers of e models who want to charge their vehicle at the electric mobility station. In addition to showing free charging units, it will also show how long they have been occupied for and when they could become available.

We have already incorporated a prototype for you here.

The free and unoccupied spaces on the map of the electric mobility station and the parking areas.

Real-time display of occupied parking spaces and charging station

The display updates every three seconds.

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