Supporting the disruption of a $7 billion market
We transformed Hi Tech Mobility’s idea into a SaaS solution that enables a ticket-free parking experience.
About Hi Tech Mobility
The people behind Hi Tech Mobility have been developing and optimising mobility solutions for tolling, ferries and parking management since 2002. After many years of developing and operating roadside and toll collection systems, they realised that they want to develop a smart mobility solution.
In Hi Tech Mobility case study we show you all the details of the process.
Imagine that you park your car in every car park without any tickets and pay for parking exactly the same way you pay for Spotify or Netflix. Hi Tech Mobility wanted to bring this idea to life.
The goal was to develop and deploy a fully ticket-free parking system. And take the drivers’ parking experience to the next level.
Skyrise.tech’s approach to Hi Tech’s game-changing idea
It all started in 2013 when Skyrise.tech took full technical responsibility for Hi Tech Mobility’s idea. To this day, we are responsible for business analysis, design, system architecture, planning, development and quality assurance of the upcoming features. As a part of Etteplan company, a Finnish engineering company listed on the stock exchange in Helsinki, we keep the highest quality standards.
The cooperation started with ideation activities. Skyrise.tech conducted a lot of business and technical workshops. We worked closely with the CTO and COO on the client’s side to determine the roadmap and functionality landscape for the project. Also, we carefully picked the MVP scope.
It took only 3 months for us to deploy the MVP of Sesam Sesam’s to the first car park in Bergen, Norway. It introduced ticket-free parking to the market, providing automatic recognition of vehicles’ license plates and handling all critical information around car park visits.
Access control enhanced with machine learning and deep learning
Skyrise.tech built a custom backend system to handle vehicle entries and exits. The system recognises license plates and determines car park visit and payments.
We prepared the mechanisms to process high volumes of data. Moreover, in 2020, our team enhanced it with machine learning and deep learning algorithms. Therefore, it distinguishes vehicle movement.
Automatic payment process
In order to introduce a fully automatic payment process, Skyrise.tech integrated Sesam Sesam with PayEx. It is a leading Scandinavian credit card payment operator.
As a result, users can pay with the mobile app, with the web app, in a kiosk, and through Easy Park and ParkLink mobile apps.
Redesigned customer support
In addition to the development of the system, we are responsible for support and maintenance. It includes reporting on performance and managing the 2nd line support.
Due to the rapid growth of the user base and the general usage of the solution (more than 1 million parking visits monthly), we had to redesign the customer support process.
We redesigned the way Hi Tech Mobility handles 1st line support as well.
Enhanced parking enforcement
With the rapid expansion of the solution in the Scandinavian markets, Hi Tech Mobility noticed the need to deal with parking enforcement. In other words, they asked us to develop a tool to manage tasks of the parking enforcement officers.
We designed and built the Sesam Eye. It is a mobile app with a built-in OCR (Optical Char Recognition) scanning library. It helps parking enforcement officers keep an eye on all cars parked. In case of a problem with the license plate recognition, for instance, heavy snow, they take manual actions.
Hi Tech Mobility case study shows that custom solutions influence the clients as well as the business environment.
In 2018, Hi Tech Mobility clients were looking for ways to increase revenue in non-rush hour periods.
As a result, we implemented a Sesam Guest app that enabled parking facilities owners to enter agreements with other companies. They could rent out the parking space on different terms. This allowed increasing revenue when parking lots were not heavily occupied.
Sesam Sesam is a SaaS solution built on Microsoft Azure cloud service.
The system integrates with many devices. For example, license plate recognition cameras, barriers, induction loops, sensors, VMS (Variable Message Signs), payment kiosks, etc. So, it gathers, processes and provides information to the car park visitors.
Hi Tech Mobility’s solution automates the entire parking process. From facility management to the end-user. The system allows different case scenarios to happen and automates them thanks to integrations with external apps and hardware. Sesam Sesam has not only revolutionised parking in Norway but continues to do so until this day.
Skyrise.tech is Hi Tech Mobility’s preferred tech partner that ensures the proper technical development of the whole solution.
Hi Tech Mobility case study – the scope of work
Ideation services & workshops
Web app development
Mobile app development
Third-party software integrations
Microsoft Azure hosting
Support and maintenance
Sesam Sesam in numbers
Google Play downloads
App Store downloads
Bengt Jorgen Olsen
CTO, Hi Tech Mobility
“Skyrise’s software has received numerous accolades for its convenience and the end-user experience. […] They communicated clearly, met deadlines, and produced strong deliverables through the project. I value their honesty, if they notice any problems, they tell us immediately”