Sep 20, 2016

4 min

Smart Parking for intelligent city infrastructure

Are you frustrated from searching for a parking lot in overcrowded parking houses? The IoT Smart Parking technology promises to help solving this problem thanks to to intelligent sensors, innovative software and data interpretation.

written by:

Antonina Ozerova

Web and Mobile Development Manager, Qulix Systems

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Are you frustrated from searching for a parking lot in overcrowded parking houses? The IoT Smart Parking technology promises to help solving this problem thanks to to intelligent sensors, innovative software and data interpretation.

How does it work?

Smart Parking connects parking places with the Internet of Things and enables efficient parking management and traffic volume reduction.

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Wireless sensors installed in parking spaces or street lights constantly collect real-time data about the current parking situation, e.g., whether the parking lot is vacant or occupied, how big it is and even a pedestrian flow.

Subsequently the information is transmitted to the parking management system for evaluation. Finally, the data gets to the parking guidance system or to the driver via smartphone app.

Additional features of the system include such useful information as occupancy of spaces where parking is prohibited, e.g., cyclist lanes.

Smart Parking system detects illegally parked vehicles and informs the responsible public services about traffic safety violations.

The installation of co-called RFID tags enables automated registration of resident parking permits or a minute-based parking fee payment.

Due to the IoT Smart Parking technology every car driver can get relevant information already before the journey begins. Furthermore, the system can also make suggestions about changing to public transport.

Smart Parking benefits

1. Congestion reduction

Smart Parking helps drivers to save time they spend searching for available parking lot and to solve the traffic jam problem.

2. Environment protection

Optimized parking enables significant vehicle CO2 emissions decrease.

3. Life quality improvement

Finding a parking space quickly means less stress for the driver and better quality of life in big cities.

4.Efficient traffic management

Due to the intelligent data collection it is easier to set parking fees and regulations. Parking offences can be detected timely and cost effectively.

5. Easy integration

Smart parking can be easily integrated with existing parking guidance systems and applications (in- and outdoor parking places, parking payment systems).

Conclusion

Modern cities face challenges like traffic congestions, carbon emissions, transport noise, etc. Smart Parking innovation optimizes the usage of city infrastructure. Smart parking saves time, money and gas. Efficient traffic management makes big cities more comfortable and attractive for living.

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