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.
In the project of the city of Zurich, the new TAPS traffic management concept of LTS AG was implemented on Museumstrasse, right next to Zurich main station. The solution with an energy self-sufficient ground sensor and a gateway as data receiver was the perfect solution for the demanding test environment. Read more
On behalf of the city of Aadorf and a property manager, eight TAPS sensors were installed on Industriestrasse for traffic and parking management. The LTS AG solution will be used to manage the parking spaces with TAPS and to analyse the traffic in the industrial area of Aadorf. Four TAPS sensors for traffic counting were installed on the two-lane main road. In addition, four car parks with four TAPS sensors were installed for parking management. Read more
Hectronic, with its headquarters in Bonndorf / Schwarzwald DE, is a major global player in the areas of parking space management and petrol station management and has a complete range of products and services. LTS AG was commissioned to carry out a pilot project on the Hectronic GmbH site with regard to parking management. Read more
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.