Sky Light Monitoring System

Sky Monitoring System is the solution to monitor real-time traffic on the city’s roads and relevant routes.

Thanks to wireless sensors installed in the pavement, data are continuously collected and sent to a server automatically. This information can be processed to create solutions for smart mobility in the cities.

Sky Light Sensor devices are placed in the street surface to detect vehicles. If the sensors are arranged in two rows in a direction perpendicular to the traffic flow, the system is able to determine the speed and the classification by length of each vehicle in the traffic flow.

The sensors send data to a board called Sky Light Hub which is integrated inside the Access Point. This device is able to pack data and send it to the server.

Sky Light Monitoring System is available both with proprietary radio communication protocol and LoRaWANTM radio communication, which is one of the most recent and acknowledged standards to build IoT sensor netwoks.

LoRaWANTM system does not require the installation of specific devices as Hub and Access Point, because the sensors send data to the server through LoRaWANTM network created by gateways in the area.

COMPONENTS

SKY LIGHT SENSOR

It’s a solid, accurate wireless sensor. It is designed to resist the stress of heavy traffic on the roads and of weather conditions.
Sky Light Sensor works with a combination of three detection technologies, coming from a patented ambient light sensor, an infrared sensor and a magnetic sensor. A strong algorithm guarantees extreme accuracy and eliminates possible errors.
Wireless communication offers a great flexibility in choice of location and layout.
Maintenance and installation operations will be quick and easy, using common construction tools. Interrupting the traffic flow completely is not necessary. This is thanks to an additional external case where the sensor is placed.
Sky Light Sensor is powered by a long life battery. If it starts to run out after several years of intense use, Nabla Quadro offers a battery replacement service to guarantee the longest product life.

SKY LIGHT HUB

Sky Light Hub is a radio receiver and coordinator to acquire data from the sensors.
It is a very small component (39mm x 29mm) and it is able to handle up to 16 sensors.
Information about traffic, such as start and end timestamp, is available through a UART serial port.
In the configuration proposed, Sky Light Hub is integrated inside the Access Point, so to send traffic data to a server directly. But, it is possible to use different devices to acquire data from the hub. This enables the creation of a very flexible system where integrators and users can decide to use their preferred devices.
Integrating our system with components from other providers is extremely simple, thanks to transmission and decryption protocols available to users.

ACCESS POINT

It’s a device to gather data in real time, create packages and send them to a server at specific time intervals. It works with ETHERNET or GPRS network.
In this system configuration we propose Raptech GWi EVO datalogger for real-time data acquisition.
This product is perfect for DIN rail mounting, which is very important when installing the datalogger inside a weatherproof box.
The Access Point can be powered in different ways. It can be connected to the electricity grid (220 V) using a specific power supply (12VDC). It can also be powered by a small photovoltaic panel (20 W)
The Access Point comes with a lithium battery inside to send alarms in case of power failures and to shut itself down safely, in order not to lose or corrupt data

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Sending alarms when the system detects any traffic jams

Providing traffic information to drivers, using variable message signs or mobile apps for smartphones

Keeping track of trends to manage and predict traffic flows

Using traffic data to plan road works or design new infrastructures

Monitoring the composition of the traffic flow (cars, buses and trucks, urban trains) in specific points of interest

Detecting the speed of vehicles in the traffic flow

PROJECTS

Smart City Trento
Smart City Trento

Trento has been one of the first cities to test Sky Light technology …

Smart Cities Test Plant Bologna
Smart Cities Test Plant

In Bologna one of the biggest test plant has been installed …

Smart City tests at National Research Council in Bologna
Smart City tests at CNR BO

The Smart Services Cooperation Lab in Bologna …

Traffic light control in Rome Flaminio
Traffic lights in Rome

The system has been installed by Citelum, one of the most …

Traffic light control for trams in Padova
Tram at a junction in Padova

A test to detect trains approaching a traffic light

Traffic light control for trams in Rome Aldrovandi
Tram detection in Rome

In November 2014 Nabla Quadro and Roma Servizi per la Mobilità started…

Traffic light control for trains in Rome Casilina
Train priority in Rome

This installation has been completed in June 2015 with Roma Servizi per la Mobilità srl…

Traffic light control in Rome Nomentana
Smart traffic lights in Rome

Sky Light Intersection System has been installed in via Nomentana

Traffic light control in Genova
Sensors vs loops in Genova

A comparison between two technologies for traffic light control

Truck monitoring in Este
Truck monitoring in Este

Urban access regulation needs traffic data to …

Traffic monitoring in L’Aquila
Traffic monitoring in L'Aquila

A big project on traffic monitoring on the …

Traffic monitoring at Tosano shopping mall
Traffic at the shopping mall

Traffic data are useful to understand how many visitors…

Traffic monitoring in Castel Romano
Traffic in Castel Romano

The first test plant for traffic monitoring in…