Find a car in a huge parking space

There is a significant issue when visitors to large airports are looking for their vehicle in huge parking lots, large dealership parking areas, and warehouses. Trying to find a vehicle in a space where thousands of other vehicles are parked can be a hugely frustrating experience, particularly during inclement weather with vehicles potentially covered under thick layers of snow.

While searching for a solution to this issue that could address the challenge while still enabling inventory counts to be carried out, we made a joint venture with an expert RFID company. This company develops and deploys a radio frequency identification system along with our Internet of Things communication technologies, which produces significant benefits for businesses.


Our solution reduces the search for a specific car in a parking space to around a few minutes. Using a combination of drones and beacons with Bluetooth low energy tags, we employ low data communication traffic through SIMs and cloud services. Additionally, a special application for analytical data generation and graphics indicates where the car is located and for how long it has been parked.

Monitoring the location of vehicles within courtyards can be extremely costly in day-to-day operations. Under normal conditions, a vehicle can take something from six to eight hours to be located, even using bar codes or RFID portals at the entrance to the courtyards. There are reports of trucks that have been waiting to be loaded for more than three hours if a specific vehicle cannot be found.

In a large working garage we connected reading portals in the parking lot, yard, workshop, and washing room. When a car passed one of these checkpoints, owners received status information on their smartphones. The beacon is detected inside the car and indicates when it entered the garage. It continues to transmit the location of the vehicle as it moves inside the garage. Finally, when the car leaves the garage, the beacon is retrieved.


Connected Smart Key

Our “Connected Smart Key” application provides the option of sharing assets, like offices and apartments (for real estate agencies, offices-on-demand, and meeting rooms).

With our locksmith partner, we have designed a unit that can communicate with our web server application. Customers who wish to view an apartment can reserve their viewing time on line using a PC or smartphone. Once the time has been reserved, the customers receive a URL, which sends an open/closed signal to the smart lock. At the time of the appointment, they can access the property using the URL “key” to open and close the door.

Mobile communication is the best method for setting “Connected Smart Keys” in places where Internet infrastructure is limited and properties are vacant for limited periods. Mobile communication can provide the asset location or ID. It only requires several bits of data for the ID and encryption. The signal to trigger opening or closing of the key only requires data every 30 minutes (it can be adjustable), plus a “keep-alive” request, if required. This solution is easy to use and it is just as easy, simple, and fast to add a unit to the system. There is also a backup unit that can be provided, if required. The unit can be installed, not necessarily as a service solution alone, but also as a private solution for a company that wants to share their assets between many employees and control and monitor the cross-usage demand. The communication is encrypted and the unit is embedded in the cloud management tools in any time frame. Following this, the “Connected Smart Key” provides a much more efficient solution.