|Client||Ville de Mons et de Liège|
SPIE, Communithings and Orange, partners for urban mobility
On the wake of the success story of Mons, where SPIE installed sensors for 110 parking spaces to relieve traffic in the city centre, SPIE Belgium equipped 223 parking spaces with sensors in 19 streets in the centre of Liège. Always in partnership with Communithings and the mobile telephony operator Orange, SPIE Belgium proposed a solution based on sensors built in the surfacing of each parking space. Fitted with a battery with 5 to 7 years of autonomy, they detect the presence of a vehicle on the parking space and transmit the data to a central system via the NB-IoT network of Orange. The parking operators thus receive data that enable them to verify compliance with the parking times and with parking spaces for people with disabilities. These spaces enable drivers to park free of charge for 30 minutes, the aim being to increase the availability of parking spaces by promoting a rapid rotation of vehicles.
This project confirms not only the expertise of SPIE Belgium in the Internet of Things, but also the excellent value for money of our services. SPIE Belgium contributes to the smart city of tomorrow by streamlining parking in town, improving air quality and promoting local businesses.
As the impact of coronavirus on our activities increases and in the face of ever-stricter government measures to halt its spread, SPIE Belgium would like to inform you about the steps it has taken within the organisation.
To this day:
SPIE Belgium has decided not to stop its activities completely, considering that some of these may be essential or even critical to maintaining the activities of companies in critical sectors and essential services that are vital to the smooth running of the country. This is being done, of course, in strict respect of the measures taken by the authorities, and treating the health and safety of our staff, our clients, our suppliers and sub-contractors as a priority.
This unprecedented crisis reminds us of the importance of two of our founding values: responsibility and proximity. By each taking our responsibilities, we will overcome this ordeal.
Drawing strength from our 120 years of experience and from the solidity of the Group to which we belong, we remain confident in the future and in our mutual capacity to adapt and be resilient.