The 2nd phase of pilots’ first pilot was conducted by VisionWare (Portugal) on the 7th of December, in Matosinhos.
The tests included a live Microsoft Teams’ session, thus assuring the remote presence of AlmavivA (Italy), CEA (France) and JCP-Connect (France).
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible to execute the pilot in the Free Technological Zone of Matosinhos as initially planned. A plan B was put into place and the pilot took place at the Lionesa Business Center, also in Matosinhos.
The Portuguese use case (Smart Mobility) concerns abusive parking. To meet this challenge, a sensor must identify and capture a picture (evidence) of a vehicle in an abusive parking situation which is stored with additional information such as time, location and the license plate number. After a pre-determined and programable time elapses, the system must determine if the infraction is still taking place and take another picture of the same area if that is the case. Otherwise, the first picture will be deleted.
The sensor works autonomously and does not require an internet connection. It will wait for an Intelligent Gateway to come within communication range and transmit the event information and evidence. The Intelligent Gateway will relay this information to the SCENE Service Platform, without keeping any copies after successful transmission. To protect privacy, other license plates, other vehicles, and any human faces will be blurred in the sensor.
At this 2nd pilot, several tests were made to validate the use case: the abusive parking was detected by the sensor; human faces and license plates of other cars were not captured; the IGW was able to collect and send the sensors’ data to the SCENE Service Platform – in different ranges and in movement. We also tested the content delivery functionality of the IGW, with and without Internet connectivity. Finally, dedicated security tests were performed against the SCENE platform, which were successfully detected and stopped by the onboard anomaly-based IDS.
A small software error was detected during the tests, related to timestamping, and was corrected in time for the next pilots.
All the partners were able to be virtually present and follow a live feed from the local team in Portugal. This made the system setup evident to everyone and helped with successful troubleshooting, data validation and system tweaks.
Despite the restrictions, the commitment and efforts of all partners made the pilot a success!
We are now preparing the next pilots!