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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria optimizes urban mobility with Smart Parking technology

Country: Spain
Project of: Guidance
Main products: U-Spot, Variable message panels
The challenge

The challenge was to minimize urban traffic caused by the search for parking in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The city faced issues of congestion and inefficiency in curbside management, which hindered urban mobility and increased the carbon footprint. 

The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria sought to combat traffic to reduce pollution and improve the quality of life for citizens. During the summer months, the influx of people increased significantly, which heightened traffic. 

The goal of this project was to guide drivers directly to free parking spaces, avoiding unnecessary circling in search of a spot, thereby improving parking efficiency and reducing road congestion. 

The solution

An autonomous magnetic sensor system was implemented in 3.488 parking spaces, later expanded to an additional 3.000 spaces with U-Spot NB-IoT technology. Real-time information is displayed on digital panels and the LPA-Park app. 

The installation of the 3.000 U-Spot sensors has significantly improved user accessibility by providing real-time information on the availability of free vacancies. Drivers can head directly to areas with availability thanks to the installation of a total of 21 variable message panels. 

Additionally, Urbiotica’s system has seamlessly integrated with the LPA Park application, allowing citizens to check parking availability from the City Council’s app on their mobile phones. 

This deployment provides citizens with real-time information on parking availability 24 hours a day, significantly reducing the time drivers spend searching for a parking spot. 

Benefits of implementing this solution
  • Reduction in congestion and improvement of traffic flow 
  • Optimization of parking space availability 
  • Reduction in carbon footprint 
  • Better operational management and informed decision-making 
  • More convenient parking experience for drivers 
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