On the Danish E20 highway, between Odense and Copenhagen, variable message signs have been installed to give truck drivers real-time information about where they can find a safe place to park. Wireless floor mounted sensors accurately detect whether or not a single truck parking bay is occupied and for how long it has been occupied. The smart truck parking system SENSIT from Nedap was deployed last summer. With access to real-time information, truckers can easily find a parking spot when searching for a place to rest, eat, or a place to stay overnight.
The E20 highway route is part of the Scandria corridor, which connects capitals and metropolitan regions along the shortest way from Scandinavia, via Central Europe to the Adriatic Sea. This highway carries some of the highest commercial vehicle volumes on the way to Scandinavia via Copenhagen.
In the interest of safety, truck drivers must adhere to strict travel and rest times. Real-time information about availability of parking spaces on their route increases comfort for them. This solution does not only provide a better service for truckers, it also gives rest area operators the ability to closely monitor parking space utilization to reduce safety issues.
The new build truck parking Kongsted Nord is the first rest area along this route where every single parking space has been equipped with a wireless vehicle detection sensor. This secure smart parking system monitors the real-time usage of individual parking spaces.
Intelligent truck parking information is part of the ambition to solve truck parking problems along Europe’s highways, which the European commission has indicated to be a priority action. SENSIT vehicle detection technology was developed by the Dutch company Nedap.
The system has been deployed after a field test selection procedure. The DRD (Danisch Road Directorate) concluded that Nedap’s SENSIT system contains robust sensor hardware which is offering reliable and accurate information for truck parking applications. The system has been integrated with a system for truck parking guidance through variable message signs (VMS) from the Scandinavian company ATKI.
ATKI is a leader in the danish market of traffic registration as well as in several other fields of ITS. ATKI delivers, installs and integrates high quality products- from various LED based VMS signs and registration equipment, to more advanced systems like complete intelligent parking systems, or motorway guidance systems. ATKI is well known and respected among municipalities and the government road administration (Danish Road Directorate).
“With SENSIT, Nedap offers an innovative and smart sensor system to detect the real-time occupancy of individual parking bays. The system and its components are robust, easy to install and up and running quickly. Manuals are well described and the installation process is well documented. That gives us confidence. The user interface is easy to use and well designed, both visually and functionally". – Thomas Holm, project and sales manager, ATKI.
About Nedap Identification Systems
Nedap Identification Systems is the leading specialist in systems for long-range identification, wireless vehicle detection and city access control. Our readers, sensors and controllers optimize, monitor and control the movement of vehicles and people. Safe, secure and efficient. Technology that can easily be applied to security, traffic and parking applications. Cities, airports, seaports and industrial estates all are expected to be smart about mobility. Nedap enables citizens to keep moving around in a secure and convenient fashion.
Nedap Identification Systems is part of Nedap N.V., headquartered in the Netherlands. Nedap designs and develops intelligent, sustainable technological solutions for themes that are relevant to the modern society. It is Nedap’s ambition to offer ”Technology that Matters”. Nedap Identification Systems has offices in the United States, Italy, Dubai and Singapore. Its skilled business partner network is spread across the globe.