Sensor Network Based Parking Management System

Sensor Network Based Parking Management System

Nagarajan Prabakar, Jong-Hoon Kim, Uwe Cerron, and S. Sitharama Iyengar

  Large institutions such as universities, companies, etc. face parking shortage problems due to the increase

in number of vehicles and the limited availability of parking spaces. At the peak time of work, invariably

all parking spaces will be taken and newly arriving vehicles will be searching for a vacant parking space in

the entire parking facility without any clue. The frustration and loss of time for people looking for parking

spaces are the major issues. In addition, this wastes lots of fuel and increases the probability for accidents.

  The proposed parking information system with  distributed sensors will monitor the status of a parking facility and will provide a real-time status summary online. Drivers can access the status summary prior to arriving at the parking lot using smartphones or computers, or through displays at the parking entrance. Further, the frequency and parking duration of each vehicle can be tracked to improve infrastructure

security. Other potential applications include effectivemonitoring and management of air travelers, conference attendees, and visitors in any major facility.

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