10. Saving the Planet, One Parking Space at a Time
The parking sensor PlacePod was a surprising success this year, but we can easily imagine why it captured people’s attention. It uses an STM32L0 at its core to process data from a magneto-inductive sensor and to send alerts to the cloud. As a result, users can know where to park before they arrive, thus significantly saving time, alleviating stress, and reducing the carbon footprint of their trip. Who doesn’t dream of a world with no traffic jams and time wasted idly in parking lots?