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Fujitsu pilots smart parking app in Ohio

  • August 4, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Fujitsu has deployed a CBRS-enabled smart-parking pilot application for citizens of Dublin, Ohio. The trial, is part of the broader Connected Dublin initiative.
 
The aim is to improve local business success and lower carbon emissions by measuring and analysing parking patterns and making those insights visible to community leaders and residents.
 
“The smart parking application will provide real-time parking lot occupancy to residents and visitors, allowing better customer access to local businesses, and lower drive times,” said Doug McCollough, chief information officer for the city of Dublin. “Through technology and infrastructure delivered by Fujitsu, we are exploring new ways to keep our citizens connected.”
 
During the pilot, the city has discovered an additional, unexpected benefit of the smart parking application. They can measure the impacts of quarantine guidelines due to Covid-19. The data, including number of cars and duration of visits, have been invaluable to local government and businesses alike.
 
“Through our smart cities consulting, integration and deployment expertise, Fujitsu is helping the city of Dublin realise the transformational benefits of IoT,” said Greg Manganello, head of the wireless and services business unit at Fujitsu. “We are committed to co-creating solutions that promote economic development and quality of life for cities across the country.”
 
This pilot deployment is the first phase of a software-defined, 5G-ready digital transformation platform that includes four primary components: multi-layer software orchestration and control; physical and edge compute network equipment; IoT applications and devices; and complete lifecycle support services. These building blocks can be combined to meet private or public 5G network needs and enable digital transformation use case across multiple industries.
 
The pilot is also a 2020 TM Forum Catalyst project, part of a collaborative programme focused on co-creating innovations to solve industry problems.
 
Fujitsu is a Japanese information and communication technology company. Approximately 130,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu reported consolidated revenues of ¥3.9tn for the fiscal year ended March 2020.