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A Quantitative Approach for Smart Parking

Project description

Making city parking a breeze

The onset of newer and cheaper electric cars and smart cars, as well as the increasing digitalisation and automation of various features, has increased the need for safe and efficient smart parking features in new cars. To address this need, the Ubiwhere start-up developed a cost-effective and user-friendly system called Smart Parking, enabling easy enhancements to parking operations. Building upon the success of Smart Parking, the EU-funded QPARK project aims to introduce an innovative system that goes beyond the basics. This system will provide users with comprehensive reports on city-wide activities, offering improved awareness of traffic flow and parking space availability. By leveraging this advanced technology, QPARK aims to revolutionise the smart parking experience.


Ubiwhere has been commercialising a low-cost, seamless and straightforward-to-install system entitled Smart Parking, composed of vehicle-detection electromagnetic sensors and an intelligent software platform to collect and process all the data. Through this system, parking operators can enhance their ongoing operations by knowing in every instance what is happening and by analysing reports on the behavioural patterns detected by the platform, improving their operational and enforcement efficiency.

The potential market of Parking has increased the number of competing solutions in this sector (despite the lack of a market leader), composed of both ICT startups and well-established companies. With so many competitors, and taking into account that several cities have started to dismantle the spaces reserved for parking in their urban areas, Ubiwhere intends to enrich its Smart Parking platform with urban planning capabilities, unlocking a new business opportunity and consequently standing out from its competitors.

QPARK aims at up-scaling the current Smart Parking solution, enriching it with a new service (feature) that enables the generation of reports via a thorough analysis of which areas of the city are more affected by certain events and how that sudden increase in people affects the city traffic and the parking occupancy. The FET Open project QUANTICOL will support this what-if analysis by providing the necessary tools and mechanisms to advance in the problem space and provide useful knowledge quickly.

QPARK will allow Ubiwhere, a software company focused on Smart Cities and Communities, to disrupt the global market by enriching its solutions with urban planning capabilities, powered by complex adaptative systems developed in QUANTICOL.

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Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
3800 075 Aveiro

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 100 000,00