“ParkCheck” aims to develop an innovative traffic sensor. It should be used to count vehicles and applied to enable parking space detection in cities. The project was developed in cooperation with Nuremberg based startup Smart City System and funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Berlin.
The new sensor is based on an Ultra-wideband system supplied by ZigPos. NovelSense aims to extend the functionality of the system to detect changes in the sensors environment by developing an analysis pipeline using AI methods.
The following video shows a live demonstration in the city of Karlsruhe in December 2019. The diagram on the top right shows the detection of vehicles passing through the sensor gate:
In contrast to other sensor systems, the newly developed “ParkCheck” sensor aims to be a cost-efficient alternative to induction or radar systems. The low-power and self-calibrating system will be easy to install and almost invisible to passing cars.
More information on project “ParkCheck” can also be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. I also gave an interview about the project that can be found here.