We founded our company in 2017 in Aadorf, Switzerland. Our goal is to obtain more data and digitalization with less infrastructure. We started with a development contract to work out an alternative for induction loops for the city of Zurich. With the involvement of an experienced and qualified team the energy self-sufficient ground sensor TAPS (Traffic And Parking Sensor) could be developed quickly. For this purpose we developed a user-friendly interface for monitoring and controlling the collected data.
With TAPS, a novel product for wireless traffic data acquisition was introduced. Classic situations at parking lots, light signal systems and in the free flow of traffic serve as test environment. The quality of the values for presence detection, traffic counting and traffic jam detection are determined with TAPS.
The smart traffic and parking management system TAPS, based on the world's first energy-autonomous ground sensor, enables dynamic detection of vehicles on the road and stationary detection in car parks and parking garages.
The TAPS sensor detects the object, relays the received signal to the TAPS gateway via a proprietary radio protocol. With this associated gateway, the vehicle detection sensor calibrates itself completely automatically after installation. After processing, the received data is immediately forwarded to the customer-specific infrastructure via the desired interface. With the user-friendly TAPS software suite, the desired data can thus be retrieved, displayed and evaluated in real-time.
TAPS uses electromagnetic sensors to detect the presence of vehicles. All sensors have a minimum detection level of 99% due to advanced and proprietary algorithms. Furthermore, the sensor is completely energy self-sufficient and does not rely on batteries or rechargeable batteries. The sensor can be used in the field of dynamic traffic management (replacement of induction loops) and intelligent parking management.
The TAPS Gateway receives data from deployed sensors via the implemented wireless connectivity and passes this data on. This data can be forwarded to a cloud service or to a customized infrastructure. With LoRa, SigFox, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optical interfaces, all integrations are offered.
After processing, the received data is immediately forwarded to the customer-specific infrastructure via the desired interface. This data can be managed by an in-house server infrastructure or in the cloud.
The TAPS Software Suite is a platform-independent local or web-based real-time software that enables cities and parking operators to effectively manage parking spaces and streets. Configuration, monitoring, visualization and analysis are the components of the software package.