Please be advised that this radio configuration (RC1) is not adapted for United States.
The system in its basic form provides anonymous detection of traffic flows. The system is based on simple traffic counters, baterry powered, that can create a sensors´network. This is important for urban development planning, city centre traffic calming, parking policy, sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) etc. as the system can provide data about the traffic load within a whole area, covering all the city entrances and exits for a minimum price.
The sensor can be upgraded as a traffic census detector enabling the classification in three different categories of length (cars, vans, trucks) and their velocities which can serve for state road network traffic monitoring and regional traffic planning and road maintenance. It is also used for parking occupancy as the replacement of sensor-per-spot system.
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IoT sensors´ network covering the centre of the city, No physical communication infrastructure – SIGFOX operated sensors, just simple counting covering the entrances and exits based on battery powered magnetometers in the pavement (invisibility), low cost (the budget was very low, about 10k Euros for 20 sensors as pilot price, installation by two crews took one day)
The impact of new shopping park on the traffic in the centre, the parking policy – area occupancy, to answer questions like:
„Do we have enough parking spots?“
„What time is parking peak?“
„Which city entrance/exit is the most used and when?“
„What is the trend?“
„What happens when the price is higher“?
20 sensors connected within one network to enable to monitor traffic load and parking occupancy within the zone, a city centre of Žilina. The figure shows the map of sensors and their single counting within a week, the counts are then interconnected within the back office and the customer is provided with data about traffic loads of the city centre per a selected time period (e.g. per hour). The system has been in operation for more than 2 years now, counting aroung 1 million vehicles per sensor per year.