In its willingness to become a Smart City, Barcelona City Council, through Abertis Telecom, has chosen Worldsensing’s smart parking system, Fastprk, to be deployed in Les Corts District.
Fastprk will offer information about parking availability to the drivers within blue and green spaces, and also on loading, taxis and disabled parking bays. This information will be displayed through a mobile app.
The first phase of the project, promoting by Institut d’Hàbitat Urbà, through Institut Municipal d’Informàtica (IMI), Mobilitat and Barcelona Serveis Municipals (B:SM), includes the deployment of 500 parking wireless Fastprk sensors within Gran Via de Carles III, Av. Sarrià and Travessera de les Corts, at Les Corts District.
This project, which will use Sigfox telecoms technology, will be tested during the next 9 months and it aims to reduce congestion in the area and to improve the drivers’ experience while reducing CO2 emissions.
Worldsensing is a technological company founded by four engineers:
Ignasi Vilajosana, Xavier Vilajosana, Jordi Llosa and Mischa Döhler. Created in 2008 in Barcelona, it has offices in Barcelona and London and it has already become a referent within Smart City and IoT sectors, holding projects in 14 countries and counting on a team of 40 highly qualified employees.
Worldsensing revolutionises traffic management and the industrial world through solutions based on wireless sensored networks allowing detection and data capture in real time.
On one hand, its Traffic Division holds a unique traffic management portfolio for Smart Cities that includes Bitcarrier, a real-time traffic management solution, and its smart parking system Fastprk, holding the iconic project that transformed Moscow into a smart city (end of 2013) by deploying more than 12,000 parking sensors. On the other hand, its Industrial Division offers wireless monitoring solutions for civil infrastructures by deploying Loadsensing and by launching Spidernano, one of the world’s most advanced seismic acquisition systems.