CIDAUT together with Valladolid City Council is implementing several measures to make the urban transport more intelligent and sustainable. Among the measures that included connectivity solutions and decarburization of mobility, the one that we want to introduce today is the monitoring of the vehicles using the charge and discharge parking slots especially devoted to last mile applications.

The solution to be applied is based on artificial intelligence technology. The parking space will be recorded, warranting the anonymization of users’ data, and the software developed by Cidaut will be able to distinguish between passenger cars, small vans, medium vans and trucks. The algorithm has been programmed to determine if the public space is used properly, but also to measure the average time of parking attending to the typology of vehicle. The aim is to optimize the use of the urban space to improve the last mile solutions offered to the citizens.

The innovative solution will allow to obtain valuable information to better understand the level of occupancy of this kind of public space and at the same time to provide useful information to the definition and location of this kind of parking slots attending to the city needs.

The research leading to these results is receiving funding from Horizon Europe under Grant Agreement 101069782 in the frame of URBANE Project.