After winning its first US customer in Boston, Cleverciti is looking to expand in North America. The company's president, Thomas Hohenacker tries out the sensor
After five years and more than 40 deployments in Europe, smart parking solutions provider Cleverciti is making a push in the U.S. market. The company has already opened a new office in Chicago, moved personnel across the Atlantic — including co-founder and president Thomas Hohenacker — and inked its first customer at a suburban Boston shopping mall.
Cleverciti Sensors are mounted on lampposts or on the side of buildings, taking a birds-eye rather than street view of parking areas.
The sensor uses image processing to analyse every 10-square inch, measuring both the size of vehicles and the remaining area around them to determine whether a parking space is occupied. Processing is done on the device, eliminating the need to send video to a central processing engine. This edge architecture provides faster results and alleviates privacy concerns.
Each sensor can cover up to 300 spaces over 320 degrees around the lamppost, has night vision and an automatic stabiliser for windy days. According to Hohenacker, the sensors are ideal for airport parking and shopping malls—citing the need to provide customers with a seamless experience.