D8.4 Pilot results of Intelligent Transport & Parking Use-Case

This document focuses on the evaluation of the Tromso Pilot Site. HITS managed to use VICINITY to develop several Value-Added Services. These VAS included integrated ecosystems for parking sensors, smart lights, business logic for emergency alerts and connect warning levels to subscription services offered by other partners. Furthermore, the VAS identifies and assigns optimal parking space. The business logic acts on real-time data gathered from sensors connected through the VICINITY Neighbourhood Manager. This information was even used for reordering parking space reservation queues in case of priority parking requests. Such requests may stem from owners of the parking space, subscribers to the parking space and emergency vehicles.

The Tromso pilot site posed some unexpected challenges like poor reception from the parking sensors that used LoRaWAN, too few active users and short trial time to gather meaningful statistics. However, on a technical level, VICINITY delivered as promised. On a top level, the use cases deals with two main functions; one had to do with smart parking – ownership and rental, while the other deals with emergency parking and first responder functionality. Due to the similarity of the use cases, UC 1.1 Shared Parking and UC 1.2 Priority parking have therefore been combined as UC 1: Shared parking/priority parking, while UC 2.1 Emergency parking and UC 2.2 are combined as UC 2 Emergency parking/First Responder throughout this document. The first UC focuses on how the status from parking sensors can be collected through VICINITY and made available to drivers to find the most suitable parking space based on preferences and availability of access. The second UC demonstrates how data from smart homes can be collected through VICINITY and used for triggering emergency calls with automatic assignment of most suitable parking space.

The actual value-added services as described in Table 11: Value-Added Services deployed at pilot site, and content of the demonstration, remains of course the same. The evaluation comprised three types of assessments:

  • Functional evaluation demonstrated that the pilot site addressed basic stakeholder needs and laid foundation for future engagement.
  • The technical evaluation determined that the pilot site implementation worked as expected. There were experience gathered from sensor integration as described in section 3.2 Technical Evaluation, value-added services and compromises that had to be made – see comments from stakeholders (table 5: stakeholder feedback), 1.3.1 Infrastructure and section 5: Conclusions.
  • Business evaluation established there are strong business opportunities for further development and that the solution fulfils the necessary business requirements described in VICINITY_D1_4_Business_requirements_specification_1.1

In addition, regarding the 17 EU sustainability Goals1, the two Use cases at the Tromso pilot site address several of UN’s sustainable goals; most notably “Good health and well-being”, “Sustainable cities and communities”, “Responsible Consumption” and “Partnerships for the goals”. Interactions with stakeholders helped to achieve the goals of the pilot site and bring useful features to the use cases. Further work will be aimed at developing and exploiting the business opportunities that have arisen.