UK local authority implements IoT sensors to help disabled drivers park in South London
IoT Tech News has reported that Sutton Council in the UK has decided to aid disabled drivers by applying internet-enabled sensors to parking spaces. These IoT (Internet of Things) sensors were developed by IoT Solutions Group and are designed to generate feedback on the usage, duration and frequency for which a particular disabled parking spot is utilized.
The South London Partnership aims to adapt IoT data collection techniques to provide better public services via the ‘InnOvaTe Project’. The data collected from the IoT sensors will be analyzed by the University of Essex for one year. The goal of this project is to be sympathetic to the needs of disabled drivers whenever any deliberations and mandates are made during road layout changes and area developments.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IoT Solutions Group has advocated for the use of IoT sensors by arguing that the company’s technologies and IoT devices support the council in implementing policies that are more economical.
Similarly, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of IoT Solutions Group has asserted that both the council and disabled drivers will benefit from the IoT sensors. The CTO has explained that the council will collect the data necessary to determine whether disabled drivers will be disadvantaged when downgrading the number of vehicles in the area. Furthermore, the CTO has proclaimed that the IoT sensors will indicate the correct parking spots for drivers as well as provide disabled drivers with better parking experiences.