- Reliable LiDAR operation
- Good customer service
Many places around the world suffer either from an extreme shortage of available parking or in more modern areas and developments – the sprawl of large shopping malls and airports with their accompanying enormous car parks. This has the effect of causing traffic congestion, driver frustration and commuting delays as people struggle to find an appropriate place to park. This then has a knock-on effect as to where and when people choose to shop or travel as we all try to find the
exact “optimal” moment to approach these areas and brave these vast spaces.
Parkki describe themselves as “business parking accelerators”. Their goal is to transform an ordinary car park into a strategic place for business and for the generation of customer loyalty. And as a team Parkki is passionate about creating “Smart Cities” and Smart Parking opportunities.
In France for example, shopping centres typically have very large car parks – with up to 3000 parking bays. The result is that the ‘would-be customer’ is often overwhelmed and frustrated when arriving in such large parking lots – with no idea how to go about finding a parking bay.
When it comes to testing and prototyping a new build Leo uses (and highly recommends) the LightWare SF22 integrated to an Arduino board. “It’s quick. I have interfaced the data output from a SF22 to an Arduino board and been able to demonstrate a point cloud system for a ground rover to perform detect and avoid operations as a result of a forward-facing LiDAR application. Basically, set it up to perform simple object detection for a client as a proof of concept”. Equally he has found the SF22 LiDAR sensor to be suitable in a factory
easier for the consumer. This in turn increases the likelihood of a return visit to the mall.
The benefits don’t stop there, not only can these LiDAR sensors make finding parking easier, the SF30/C LiDAR can also transform an ordinary car park into a rich source of customer data for the mall management team who can use customer data supplied to draw insights around consumer behavior and usage of public spaces. Insights like – when do people shop or visit the airport most, when is a mall/airport most quiet or which area of the mall is the busiest. This vital information allows the shopping mall to better plan their infrastructure, logistics, manage their tenants and plan for future development.
Should you need assistance with either prototyping or building your unmanned vehicle, consider approaching Leo Technologies to assist. Let them take on the responsibility for research and development. Leo Technologies will ensure that
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