14 November Indoor Positioning of Cars in a Car Showroom November 14, 2017 By Gina Wurms automotive |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |LoRa|, |server based|, |client based| 0 In a car showroom, indoor localization can help both sellers and customers to quickly find specific vehicles. At a glance client-based solution (smartphone app): 2D/3D building maps indoor navigation within the area status information about the car server-based solution: navigation and filter function to the vehicle Problem definition The site of a used car centre covers approx. 50,000 square metres and exhibits around 500 to 1,000 vehicles - it is difficult to keep track of all vehicles and their current location at all times. Both sellers and customers have difficulty finding vehicles that meet certain criteria (motorization, mileage, etc.). In addition to an overview of the locations, process flows are also to be optimized and precisely documented in order to enable an efficient organization. In addition, the service life of individual cars is to be measured because a longer service life reduces the sales price. Solution In this application example we have three stakeholders who have different needs. The operator receives a web interface with numerous information about the technical details and at the same time has an overview of the location of the respective vehicle. In addition, the status of a vehicle can be tracked within the repair/maintenance process, enabling a more efficient organization of maintenance procedures. The service life of individual cars can also be measured. Customers can benefit from a navigation and filter function within an app. The search for the right vehicle can already begin at home: Selected models are saved in a watch list and can be inspected on site. Once at the used car center, the customer can use the app to display the route to the selected car. Technical implementation In all vehicles of the Used Car Centre there are BLE beacons that send signals to the LoRa/BLE tags on the walls/lamps. The LoRa/BLE tags receive the Bluetooth signals from the beacons and send the data packets to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Employees and customers can access the data and view the location of the vehicle on a map via an app or web interface. The advantage of using LoRaWAN for data transfer is the problem-free and above all wireless installation of LoRa/BLE Tags in the infrastructure. There is no need for a power supply or individual connection via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The hardware is battery-powered (> 1 year) and has a long range. Since no real-time information is required, LoRa's typical latency times of 30 seconds to 5 minutes are no problem. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Dead Man Control via Indoor Positioning A dead man's switch is used for work safety at individual workplaces or on dangerous machines. With infsoft Indoor Positioning, the position of the employee in question is forwarded to a control center in an emergency, so that help can be provided quickly in an emergency. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking of Tugger Trains Indoor navigation for tugger trains for warehouse optimization. In addition, an asset tracking solution enables the retrieval of the location, service life and movement history of goods. Read More Indoor Navigation and Asset Tracking in Hospitals In healthcare facilities, the use of an intelligent tracking system allows for asset localization as well as wayfinding throughout the hospital building. Read More Indoor Navigation and Interactive Tour in a Museum This use case illustrates an indoor positioning system based on beacons in a museum, which is a great way to engage museum visitors in a new, interactive way. Read More Indoor Tracking of Patients in Hospitals Using an indoor positioning system (IPS) and condition sensors, hospital staff can check whether bedridden patients are getting out of their sleeping position and leaving bed. In addition, the system offers the possibility of detecting a patient's fall and intervening immediately. Read More Indoor Navigation and Staff Tracking at a Trade Fair This use case describes the implementation of an indoor navigation and tracking solution at a trade fair. Read More Comments are closed.