The ‘Park & Breathe’ module, which is integrated into Strada PAL terminals, is already delivering real-time environmental data in applications in Europe and the first UK scheme is currently in planning ready for launch in the next few months.
The system is capable of capturing data for airborne emissions such as CO2 as well as measuring noise levels in urban areas, and is being introduced to assist local authorities in monitoring pollution ‘hot-spots’ and developing appropriate clean air strategies. Data captured by the solar-powered Strada terminals is relayed in real time to a secure online portal.
“Air quality is a major concern for government, local authorities and environmental agencies, and this application provides an effective way of capturing and analysing key pollution data using an existing infrastructure that is ideally situated alongside road networks,” says David Lloyd, Flowbird Marketing Manager.
“‘Park & Breathe’ demonstrates the value of investing in parking terminals that are in effect open platform multi-service kiosks capable of integrating with smart third party systems.
“Critically, because the terminal network is already established and positioned in populous areas, applications such as environmental monitoring can be introduced for the benefit of towns and cities and their communities without the need for huge additional infrastructure investment.”
Parkeon and Cale have merged to create Flowbird, the world’s leading parking services and urban mobility company.
The name Flowbird expresses the innate ability of birds to navigate individually within crowded spaces; mirroring the benefits for people of the intelligent parking and multi-modal systems developed for towns and cities by Parkeon and Cale.
Flowbird’s group resources include 500 R&D engineers working on behalf of customers to push the boundaries of innovation in transportation hardware, software, sensor systems, machine-learning and AI, information security and mobile development.