Smart City Trento


Trento is one of the first Italian cities promoting hi-tech projects in its territory to improve the life quality of its citizens. As regards smart mobility, Trento City Council decided to monitor traffic flow and parking bay occupancy using wireless sensor networks. The city decided to install Sky Light Systems by Nabla Quadro. The sensors detect whether a bay is vacant or not and monitor traffic flow across the road network.

The project started in April 2015. The system is composed of 8 sensors for parking monitoring and 16 sensors for traffic monitoring, involving two different areas in the city of Trento.

One system was initially aimed at counting vehicles. Then, the municipality decided to add a Sky Light Interface Card to obtain an adaptive traffic light control. Using this system, traffic data are sent to a server through the Access Point. At the same time, data are sent to the local traffic light controller to manage the signal timing based on real-time traffic conditions.

The other point of monitoring is a combined system for counting, classification and parking bay monitoring.


Wireless system for traffic light control

Wireless sensor for parking bay occupancy detection

Wireless sensor for traffic monitoring


Monitoring parking bays reserved to disabled people
Parking for disabled people

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Smart traffic lights in Rome

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Truck monitoring in Este

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Traffic at the shopping mall

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Traffic in Castel Romano

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Traffic monitoring in San Benedetto del Tronto
Traffic in San Benedetto

Traffic monitoring with LoRaWAN sensors

Monitoring of reserved parking bays in Trento
Reserved parking in Trento

For people with disabilities and loading

Monitoring of paid parking bays in Trento
Paid parking in Trento

Information about occupancy is important for pricing and availability

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Locate vehicles in a large production plant

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Car sharing parking in Rome

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28 October 2018