“This parking user system will make it easy for parking operators to monitor their parking lots, improve use of available spaces and thus reduce time to park for consumers, which again could reduce emissions,” Bergstad continues.
The hub is seen as one of the cornerstones for future business development for Q-Free.
“We are starting with data from our parking segment, but will be able to integrate sensor data from all our five business units, as well as third parties. This will give us a great base for developing a new generation of mobility solutions and services,” Bergstad explains. “In the future, even self-driving vehicles will be able to use our information from our sensors to guide themselves to an available parking lot.”
“Crucial for our ability to deliver on both current and future opportunities is our choice of cloud solution,” says Bergstad.
To choose wisely, one must have insight into the suppliers’ pipelines. The system architecture decisions you make long before programming begins are crucial for the day of commissioning. This fact is often underestimated and creates delays, frustration and extra costs.
By choosing Azure, Q-Free want to leave competitors behind. Where Q-Free might only be able to use a handful of employees, Microsoft may already have invested 5,000 man-years in solutions that are even improved several times a day.
Azure covers a broad span of functionality including artificial intelligence, communication, predictive analysis, logic and more.
“As the transport systems of most global cities have reached capacity, we need to make it as easy as possible for our clients to process the high quality data from our sensors and incorporate it into their operational decision making, and thus improve and even redesign how traffic flows.” Stian Nordnes-Jensen says.