Idunn Bjelland of Q-Free with the table-top cityscape
’s largest-ever stand at Intertraffic features a novel combination of the physical and virtual. The centre piece of the 120m2 exhibit is a table-top cityscape, upon which model cars roam. These trigger videos on surrounding screens which demonstrate the company’s comprehensive range of solutions for parking, tolling and traffic management.
A key focus is ParQSense, the new in-ground sensor for on-street applications. This can use both mass-market Cellular IoT communications protocols and Q-Free-provided base stations to reduce the cost and complexity of deployment and operations.
Visitors can also learn how the company has been productionising and delivering backbone solutions for major Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) pilots.
“The ITS industry is moving away from a focus on specific products. Increasingly, we’re seeing requests for complete solutions and lots of interest in the underlying technologies. Open standards are a must, and something that Q-Free has championed since its formation over 30 years ago,” says marketing and communications director, Idunn Hals Bjelland-de Garcia.
“In many respects, the use of mass-market communications protocols is a natural progression of that thinking. Deployments become simpler and quicker but remain robust and dependable.
“This is something we’ve already demonstrated. In a series of live tests with technology partners, we’ve shown that ParQSense and Cellular IoT provide a detection and reporting capability that can cope with the most demanding of climatic and road conditions.
“It’s a development which highlights our ability to evolve and remain at the forefront of developments in ITS, and it opens the door to an exciting range of new mobility applications.”