Smart Parking as a Service
DT is to take on the cost of deploying networks of parking sensors, on behalf of municipalities and other parties that may wish to purchase access to the information those networks collect. DT will cover the sourcing of components, the manufacturing of devices, the hardware installation, and any ongoing maintenance. The networks consist of puck-based sensors which are attached to parking spaces and use narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) for point-to-point, wide-area connectivity. DT is learning about NB-IoT battery life expectancy from the first wave of sensors. Later generations will last longer, purportedly due to expected improvements in the quality and efficiency of their battery-powered NB-IoT modems, which in the future are expected to use less electrical energy. DT’s IoT sensor network as a service is called “Park and Joy.”
The results so far for DT have been impressive. By the start of 2018, eight cities had signed up as partners, an...
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