News Emitel will build a smart parking management system in Ostrów Wielkopolski

Emitel will build a monitoring system for 1,000 parking spaces in Ostrow Wielkopolski, commissioned by the Municipal Road Administration. An Internet of Things based technology will help drivers find available parking spaces faster.

Emitel will build a network and install 1,000 parking sensors in the city’s six parking lots and 10 smart information boards. The sensors will have two independent systems for vehicle detection in parking spaces – radar and magnetic. As part of the cooperation with the MRA in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Emitel will also implement an IT system to manage the solution.

The parking space monitoring system will use the LoRaWAN and GSM networks for communication with the information boards. Additionally, it will be possible to make the information on free parking spaces available to dedicated parking apps.

“Ostrów Wielkopolski wants to become a Smart City that is increasingly friendly to its residents. By implementing a system for monitoring parking spaces in our city, we are improving the quality of life for its residents, but also creating infrastructure that allows better management of the city. The system will make it easier to find a parking space. It will be expandable as the needs increase,”- said Mikołaj Kostka, Deputy President of Ostrów Wielkopolski.

The system will cost almost PLN 1.7 million to build. The money comes entirely from European Union financing, from the project entitled ‘E-Ostrów 2050 – Ecological, Energy, Economic City’, and from the government budget.

We are extremely pleased that Ostrów Wielkopolski has decided to build a system that is already working perfectly in other places in Poland. We are convinced that the implementation of the Smart City concept can provide tangible benefits for residents, public administration units, and private companies, and at the same time we are proud that Emitel’s solutions significantly contribute to the development of Smart Cities in Poland,” This solution will not only help to more quickly locate free parking spaces, but it will also reduce the traffic of cars circulating in search of a vacant parking space. In addition, less driving means less CO2 emissions, which also means cleaner air” –  emphasized Maciej Staszak, the Vice President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

Smart City projects implemented by Emitel

Emitel has extensive experience in the development of Smart City solutions. It was one of the first companies to launch innovative projects in cooperation with local governments. Within the LoRaWAN network provided by the company, local governments can implement solutions that improve the standard of living of their residents, help reduce pollution, and support the management of urban resources. Emitel has already implemented advanced Smart City solutions in Wrocław and Piaseczno, among other locations.

In Wrocław, Emitel has built an innovative system for remote reading of parameters from water meters for the Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company (MPWiK). This is the first Smart City project of this scale in Poland that uses the LoRaWAN network. The project included a network that covered the entire city of Wrocław. Emitel provides maintenance and operation of the entire system. The expected results include significant savings in infrastructure management costs, as well as a lower burden on residents who use the city’s water supply services. These types of solutions even allow each household to control water consumption individually, for example by using a simple smartphone application.