Self-powered vehicle detection system

Self-powered vehicle detection systems

Detect vehicles with no power cords or batteries. Completely wireless!

Common Parking Lot Management Issues

  • Initial investment for parking lot/garage management system is too high
  • Want short-term trial of parking IoT management system
  • Need to know the availability of parking spots
  • Want to reduce the cost of parking lot/garage attendants

Orbray's self-powered vehicle detection sensors are the solution.

Self-powered vehicle detection sensors:

  • Are completely wireless. Can be installed, moved, and removed easily.
  • Have no electricity cost and provide real-time detection of vehicles.
  • Can be trialed easily without large capital or time commitment.

Completely wireless. Easy installation, relocation, and removal

Completely wireless. Easy installation, relocation, and removal

Installation of our self-powered vehicle detection sensor

Placement of the sensor

For passenger vehicles: place the sensor so that the front or back wheel of one side travels over the sensor when the vehicle is parked. For passenger vehicles: place the sensor so that the front or back wheel of one side travels over the sensor when the vehicle is parked.

Place the sensor so that the front or back wheel of one side travels over the sensor when the vehicle is parked.
Recommended placement: 1,400 ~ 1,800mm from the parking blocks

For trucks and other commercial vehicles

Place the sensor so that the back wheels of one side travel over the sensor when the vehicle is parked.
Recommended placement: 4,000 ~ 5,000mm from the loading dock
For trucks and other commercial vehicles

Vehicle will be detected when a tire contacts any part of the sensor.
The sensor can be extended as needed.

Completely wireless. Easy setup.

Prepared by Orbray:Self-powered vehicle detection sensor/IoT gateway/Cloud/display software Prepared by Orbray:Self-powered vehicle detection sensor/IoT gateway/Cloud
Example installation
  • Sensor installation
  • Gateway installation
  • Installation complete
Example of self-powered vehicle detection sensor deployment

Real-time monitoring with zero electricity costs

Orbray's self-powered vehicle detectors achieve real-time monitoring with no electricity costs.
Self-contained power generation, sensing, and data transmission.
Wireless data transmission

Wireless data transmission

No electricity costs

No electricity costs

No battery replacement

No battery replacement

Real-time and highly accurate

Real-time and highly accurate

This is the
next-generation vehicle detection system.

Example : Parking lot

Detect parked cars

Detect parked cars in parking lots with self-powered vehicle detectors
  • Real-time occupancy information
  • Monitor parking time

Detect entry/exit

Detect entry/exit of vehicles with self-powered vehicle detectors
  • Monitor number of vehicles entering/exiting the parking lot
  • Detect wrong-way driving
  • Monitor driving speed

Major benefits

Accurate parking guidance

Reallocate parking lot attendants, guide vehicles to affiliated lots, and alleviate congestion

  • Reduce accidents
  • Reduce congestion on surrounding roads
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Maximize use of each lot

Example :Logistics center

Detect vehicles in berths

Detect docked vehicles at logistics centers using self-powered vehicle sensors

Detect vehicles in the waiting area

Detect entry/exit of vehicles with self-powered vehicle sensors
  • Real-time occupancy information
  • Monitor docking time
  • Record number of vehicles

Major benefits

Calculation of berth utilization rate

Optimize loading and unloading work

Accurate guidance of vehicles

Reallocation of vehicle guides

Improvement of logistics efficiency

Monitor vehicle waiting/idle time

  • Reduce truck waiting time
  • Flatten usage peaks
  • Increase efficiency of loading and unloading work

Overview of vehicle detection system

Data is collected, processed,
and optimized in the cloud.

Data is collected, processed, and optimized in the cloud.

Easily collect vehicle data with low initial investment,
construction, and maintenance costs.

Design of vehicle detection system

Our standard package

Our standard package:Self-powered vehicle detection sensor/IoT gateway/Cloud

System configuration

System configuration:Self-powered vehicle detection sensor>>IoT gateway>>Cloud>>Management software

Improving reliability and stability of vehicle detection and increasing detection range

Improving reliability and stability of vehicle detection and increasing detection range.

Depending on the communication environment, it is sometimes necessary to install IoT gateways to improve transmission reliability.

Digitization to improve operational efficiency

Visualize/visual control

  • By visualizing the data, problems can be easily detected.
  • Since a wide range of data is gathered, many different insights can be gained by analyzing the big data.


AI analysis of past big data can be used to optimize current parking lot operations.



Connect various industries and people to bring new value to existing infrastructure.

Parking lot example

Collect data needed to improve profitability
Revise pricing
Survey potential demand for parking lots, such as those closed at night
Review business hours
For manned parking lots, analyze data to allocate parking lot attendants most effectively
Improve work efficiency, reduce labor costs
Survey demand for new parking lots
Forecast earnings

Logistics center example

Add berth operation and utilization forecasts to the operation plan
Improve accuracy of operation plans
Optimize loading and unloading work by distributing usage to avoid concentration of usage
Improve berth utilization rate
Analyze data to most effectively allocate parking lot attendants
Improve work efficiency, reduce labor costs
Analyze patterns of vehicle waiting times
Improve operational efficiency of logistics

Product specifications

We customize for each country’s wireless regulations and standards.

Item Details
Detection accuracy > 99%*1
Detection latency < 10 seconds*1 *2
Durability 70,000 actuations or 5 years
Transmission distance
(between sensor and gateway)
40 meters max.*1
Detectable speed < 20 km/h
Detection function Vehicles only (function set to cancel detection of people)
Installation method Anchor mounting/adhesion (quick install)
Protective rating IPX6 equivalent
Temperature -20℃ to +60℃
Humidity 95% max. (without dew)
Length 1,000mm, 1,500mm, etc.
Weight 8kg (1,000 mm sensor)

*1 According to our experiments
*2 May vary depending on software version and network conditions

Procedure to get your own vehicle detection system

The steps required to get your very own self-powered vehicle detection system

We will create a unique proposal to match your environment and needs.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q:Can only passenger vehicles be detected?
In addition to passenger vehicles, large vehicles such as buses and trucks can also be detected.
Q:Is there any maintenance required?
Since the system does not use any batteries, maintenance such as battery replacement and spare battery inventory management are not needed. However, we recommend that you check the anchors and tighten any loose anchors on a regular basis.
Q:How durable is it?
The generator has demonstrated durability of 2 million actuations. The system as a whole has demonstrated durability of more than 70,000 actuations.
Q:Can it be used outdoors?
The sensor has a waterproof design and can be used outdoors. See the product specifications for details.
Q:Will it react to people stepping on the sensor?
The system is sensitive enough to detect people. However, our software eliminates actuations caused by people, so only vehicle-related actuations are reported.
Q:How are people and vehicles distinguished?
The data collected by the sensor is sent to the IoT gateway, where it is analyzed; only data from vehicles is sent to the cloud. (This has the added benefit of having minimal demand on computing power beyond the IoT gateway.)
Q:How long is the installation time?
Installation time is roughly 15 minutes per vehicle berth. Compared to the installation of a loop-coil system, which requires large-scale construction, installation time for our system is about 1/10 of that. Therefore, the system can be installed and removed without shutting down an operating parking lot. In addition, since it can be installed and removed so quickly, our system can cost-effectively collect usage information for seasonal and fixed-term parking lots.
Q:Is anchoring the only installation method?
We recommend the anchoring method. However, adhesive tape can also be used for short-term installations. Long-term usage of tape installation is still under study.
Q:To what types of surfaces can the system be applied?
The system can be used on concrete and asphalt surfaces.
Q:Does it matter which direction the vehicle is facing when parked?
The sensor reacts to the weight of a tire passing over it. Therefore, the direction the vehicle is facing does not affect the detection accuracy.
Q:Is the cloud-based configuration the only configuration available?
Currently, only the cloud-based configuration is available. Please contact us if you prefer direct connections to display boards or other configurations.
Q:Are there other operating costs apart from the sensors and gateways?
Electric power for the IoT gateway, LTE (mobile broadband) usage, cloud usage, and the management software all entail fees. The cloud and management software are usually provided by the customer, but can also be arranged by Orbray. Please contact us for more details.

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