Innovation project - bay occupancy sensors
Bay occupancy sensors
East Lothian Council hosted Fuuse's trial of bay occupancy sensors to monitor a cross-section of our On-Street and Destination charger estate. This was to better understand the frequency that On-street chargers were blocked by non-plugged-in vehicles or either type were hogged by plugged-in vehicles that have stopped actively charging.
Additional sensors are now being installed to broaden the survey, including at our 50kW+ Journey chargers. This will reduce driver uncertainty and doubt about the availability of chargers, particularly for those who don’t have a safe place to park and charge at home.
In particular, bay occupancy sensors will give confidence to divert to unfamiliar 50kW+ Journey chargers if their preferred site is fully occupied and they do not wish to wait for a connector to become available.