Facilitate parking on the person with reduced mobility and delivery spaces
Within the framework of the Smart City, the Metropolis of Montpellier is developing an IoT (Internet of Things) system on the territory in partnership with Synox, an editor of IoT solutions…
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These sensors deployed on reserved parking spaces (for people with reduced mobility and delivery companies) provide information to users and managers. They also transmit information about the presence of a vehicle to optimize the virtuous use of these spaces. They will eventually be installed in all reserved parking spaces in Montpellier (800 spaces) and in other municipalities. The installation of these sensors is an innovative solution that contributes to the ecological transition of the territory desired by the community.
Today, Castelnau-le-Lez is the first metropolitan municipality to be 100% equipped, which represents 180 spaces: 170 for person with reduced mobility and 10 for deliveries.
The deployment is continuing in the city of Montpellier and the installation is being carried out in partnership with the TAM.
Functioning of the presence sensors
The installed sensors transmit information about the presence of a vehicle via a radio telecommunication network called LoRa, to the data visualization interface edited by Synox, the Metropolis’ industrial partner on the smart city.
The data transmitted by the sensors will allow:
- To inform of the simple presence of a vehicle, to follow the use of the person with reduced mobility and delivery spaces and possibly to locate vehicle using a parking space too long,
- Municipalities, if they wish, to integrate this data into a mobile application or a metropolitan website,
- TAM to distribute this information via its applications, once all the places are equipped.
Focus on the smart city
The Smart City approach aims to imagine new urban services and digital devices that face current societal challenges and help stimulate the economy through innovation and bring tangible improvements to the territory around three pillars: quality of life, sobriety and the citizen/user relationship with the community.
The three goals of the Smart City: to encourage the ecological climate transition, to support economic development and to develop the inclusive and supportive city.
The overall smart city approach includes:
- The development of digital citizenship,
- The development of innovative urban applications and services,
- An open innovation process involving research centers, large groups and SMEs/spart ups,
- A digital base, in particular a platform for the centralization, optimization and availability of urban data,
- A structured public policy on urban data, with a will to provide economic leverage, but also transparency and modernization of public action.
Castelnau-le-Lez: digital and inclusive
The adoption by the City of Castelnau-le-Lez of the Smart City approach is part of the city’s desire to pursue its digital development.
These advances also make it possible to facilitate travel for all. The installation of these sensors for persons with reduced mobility in the city is a continuation of the first communal accessibility commission. These initiatives help to promote the inclusion of all.
About Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole is made up of 31 municipalities. Its regional capital, Montpellier, has 272,084 inhabitants. Its demographic growth is the highest in France and 50% of its population is under 34 years old. Every month, it welcomes more than 300 newcomers.
The dynamics are just as valid for Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole: 427,541 inhabitants live there and it is through the pooling of a certain number of its facilities, in areas of competence as diverse as culture, the economy, the environment and transport, that the Metropole animates the whole of this territory. And brings together those who live there.
As an IoT editor and integrator platforms, Synox supports companies and communities wishing to easily and safely implement their IoT project whatever the objects and technologies used.
It allows companies and communities to transform themselves by taking advantage of IoT emerging technology potential, in complete autonom in a sustainable development way.
The success story in video
- Improve traffic flow in the city
- Reduce nuisance parking
- Free up some public space
180 places equipped in Castelnau-le-Lez: 170 for persons with reduced mobility and 10 for deliveries
800 places soon equipped in Montpellier
- Parking spaces will be optimized
- The occupancy rate of the parking spaces calculated
- New services for different categories of users (people with reduced mobility and delivery companies) could be proposed