Santander in Spain Advances Sensored City
Santander is one of four cities – the three others are in Britain, Germany and Serbia – where sensors are being tested. But with about 180,000 residents, Santander is small enough to achieve full saturation with these devices, so it’s become Europe’s prime testing ground for expanding the technology.
In downtown Santander, digital panels display the number of available parking spots in every street. ”Once a car parks on top of the magnetic sensors, the magnetic field changes,” Munoz says. ”This is detected by the sensor, and then we update the information in the database and this is depicted on the panels.”