The city of Iasi in Romania has chosen Nedap and Avitech to improve on-street parking in their city center. The project is started to optimize the existing parking capacity in paid parking zones in the city center of Iasi and to reduce traffic congestion. Nedap’s smart parking sensors will be implemented to monitor, control and provide real-time parking data. Parking availability information on parking bays, disabled bays and EV charging bays is available for drivers to increase service and enable them to easily find a suitable free parking bay. Business partner Avitech integrates real-time occupancy data from SENSIT into its UPPARK Parking App to manage the parking spaces.
Need for Accurate and Timely Occupancy Information
Iasi is the second largest city in Romania and is located in the northeast of the country, in the region of Moldova. At the moment, drivers have difficulties finding free parking spaces in the city center of Iasi. They drive throughout the city center looking for a parking space but do not know in advance where a parking space is available. This increases exhaust emissions and dangerous situations because of traffic congestions. Therefore, Iasi is looking for a solution to avoid traffic issues and to make it easier to find a free parking space.
Optimize Parking Capacity with Real-time Parking Data
The goal of the city of Iasi is to manage the traffic congestion by using the existing capacity of the parking spaces in the city in the most optimal way. By displaying real-time occupancy via Avitech’s UPPARK mobile app, drivers can easily find free parking spaces in the city and guided to the nearest available parking spaces. In addition, the UPPARK mobile app offers the payment of the parking fee via credit card or SMS. It is also possible to set push notifications for the remaining paid time.
In this way, the smart parking system in Iasi optimizes the use of existing parking capacity, reduces search traffic and CO2 emissions and collect valuable data about the traffic flow in the city of Iasi.
Nedap’s SENSIT Parking Bay Occupancy Detection Platform
Nedap’s SENSIT delivered a parking bay occupancy detection platform that utilizes robust, accurate and cost-effective IoT based in-ground parking sensors. The real-time parking data from SENSIT is integrated in Avitech’s UPPARK Parking App. Based on valuable parking data, a continuous and proactive improvement of the parking policy ensures the optimal use of the existing parking capacity.
“We chose to collaborate with Nedap in the realization of this project and not only, as a supplier of sensors for parking lots, due to the special quality of the range of products offered. The efficiency of the product production process is also appropriate to our execution schedules for our company’s objectives. At the same time, Nedap’s team consisting of professionals, has always offered support in choosing the best options and solutions for our requests. We are delighted that together we will be able to offer the citizens of Iasi a better traffic experience and a more pleasant living environment!” - Marius Miroslav, Sales Manager at Avitech.
“Avitech is a loyal partner who fully implemented our parking sensor portfolio into their on-street parking management platform. We are pleased that the Iasi authorities also recognize the accuracy of Nedap’s parking data for the digitalization of their urban parking management. The city of Iasi joins a long list of municipalities from all parts of the world, where parking data based on Nedap’s in-ground sensors was successfully implemented for their Smart Parking management ambitions.” - Jan Hofman, Business Development Manager SENSIT (smart parking & mobility) at Nedap.
About Nedap Identification Systems
Nedap is the leading specialist in systems for long-range identification, wireless vehicle detection, and city access control. Identifying people and their vehicles without delaying them. That is how we empower security, parking, and traffic management systems all over the world. Millions of professionals trust Nedap technology to support them. To access buildings. To drive into secured perimeters. or to find a parking bay. Combining cutting edge technology with decades of experience. That is how we secure the flow of vehicles and people.
High-tech company Nedap N.V. creates high-quality, innovative hardware and software products that enable people to be more productive and successful in their professional lives. Nedap N.V. has a workforce of over 700 employees and operates on a global scale. The company was founded in 1929 and has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1947. Its headquarters is located in Groenlo, the Netherlands.