Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Beijing Tong Yu Dao Technology Co., Ltd, a Chinese intelligent parking solutions company, has selected Nordic’s multiple award-winning nRF51822 Bluetooth® Low Energy System-on-Chip (SoC) for its parking space occupancy platform, ‘Ding Ding Ting Che’. The platform allows owners of parking spaces to rent and share their vacant spaces with drivers looking for an available parking spot via the Ding Ding Ting Che app. The app allows drivers to view available parking spaces, and navigate to them, in real-time.
In operation, a 6V 7Ah lead acid battery-powered ‘smart’ parking lock device is bolted into the parking space and can be raised and lowered automatically to prevent unauthorized access to the space, or to grant access to a driver paying to use the parking space via the app. When a driver approaches a vacant parking space they can lower the locking mechanism via the app on their device, allowing them to access the space and triggering payment to the parking spot owner.
The smart parking lock employs Nordic’s nRF51822 SoC to provide Bluetooth LE wireless connectivity between the ground lock and the driver’s iOS- or Android-compatible Bluetooth 4.0 (and later) smartphone or tablet.