One of the best results of the previous season of Demola Latvia was Kārlis Reinis Ulmanis, a 3rd-year student of Riga Technical University Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, who is currently working at Hansab Ltd. to bring the solution to life.
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Kārlis Ulmanis, a third-year student at RTU Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, answers the question: What are the benefits and disadvantages of this project?
with students from different faculties. Training is provided on how to get from an idea to a product that can be sold. Often the craziest thing for engineers is that they know everything about their device, but it is harder to explain it to someone who doesn't know anything about it. That's why it's important to teach people to speak in simple, understandable words. "
K. Ulmanis shares that he has learned about the opportunity when an e-mail from the university has received an information letter about the opportunity to join the project and develop a new innovative product together with a company. By studying the list of companies offered for cooperation.
K. Ulmanis has concluded that the only company that fits his specialty and vision is Hansab Sia offering development of various technological solutions, including technical solutions for parking lots, which is also related to the innovation developed by K. Ulmanis - parking space meter.
Speaking about his own idea, K.Ulmanis notes that one of the company's requirements was that the cost of the developed innovation should be as low as possible so that it could be purchased not only by the owners of large but also small parking lots, which are not profitable. «Idea we have come to this kind of solution by way of exchange, »says Karl and mentions the system's prototype. The very principle of the device is very simple - as the machine travels across the boundary of the parking lot, ground sensors give a signal to the control panel, which tells the parking lot users whether space is free. Similar solutions already apply to parking fees, for example, parking lots that use underground sensors that tell parking staff that a new customer has arrived. The cost of developing the proposed innovation is estimated to be around EUR 1000-2000. "The real cost of production has yet to be calculated," says Karlis, adding that he plans to complete the machine development process this month.