Smart parking systems, for both on-street and garage parking, have been implemented in select neighborhoods in cities. Most cities do not have citywide implementations of systems that detect and guide drivers to vacant spaces, assist with violations tracking, and allow mobile payments.
Goals and Objectives
Goals of the smart parking systems include reducing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions, improving parking space turnover, improving convenience by helping drivers find and pay for parking via mobile device, and improving violations collections. Analytics provided to parking operator/owner can provide economic activity data as well as traffic information.
Sensors, radar, mobile phones/devices, mobile apps, analytics, connected vehicles, and digital signage
Use Case Summary
Smart parking systems are based on sensors, video, or radar to determine the occupancy of a parking space and transmit this information to a nearby driver. Payment capabilities and real-time parking rate changes can also be integrated into the systems; analytics are provided to parking operator.