MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPsens, a leading provider of cloud-based parking and transportation management solutions, announced today that its technology has been selected to manage the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) T-Pass program in South Florida. The program uses parking guidance sensors installed in truck stop and rest area parking spaces to monitor individual space availability and communicate that information to truck drivers via roadside signage. When drivers become fatigued or approach their mandated time for resting they can access the system via a special app and locate the closest available parking space.
IPsens is providing an Application Programming Interface (API) to connect future apps used by truckers with FDOT’s system. Additionally, IPsens oversees the connectivity of the sensors, compiles and processes the data collected by the sensors, and then transmits that data to FDOT. IPsens also provided the Nedap in-ground parking guidance sensors through Intelligent Imaging Systems in cooperation with SICE, FDOT’s general contractor.
“Efficient freight delivery is vital to Florida’s economy,” said Brian Blanchard, FDOT Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations. “This system will increase safety for both the traveling public and truck drivers who are required to stop after driving a certain number of hours. This system will aid them in planning their trips, so they can find a safe place to park.”
“IPsens is proud to be playing such a prominent role in this important program,” said Gorm Tuxen, president of IPsens. “It’s estimated that fatigue is a factor in nearly a third of all fatal crashes and a quarter of all insurance losses. This program will save lives on Florida’s highways by helping tired truck drivers find a place to rest.”
The introduction of the T-Pass program is the culmination of a six-year effort on the part of the State of Florida, IPsens, and scholars from Florida International University and the University of Florida to create, test, and implement a sensor program for Florida’s highways. FDOT plans to continue their roll out the program statewide in the coming months.
IPsens is the leading provider of cloud-based parking, data exchange, and information management solutions. In addition to IPsens’ open IP parking management software, the company also offers a variety of commercial and enterprise software solutions, including commercial parking traffic analysis, corporate campus parking management, university parking management, municipal parking management airport parking management, and truck parking management software. IPsens can be found online at www.ipsens.net.