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How Smart Parking Systems Enable Smart Cities to be More Smart?
Smart parking is made possible by the Internet of Things' ability to communicate, track, and automate data collected from sensors, which is leveraged and reported.
FREMONT, CA: To determine the occupancy of a parking lot, smart parking uses sensing devices such as vehicle counting equipment, cameras, and sensors mounted in pavements, among other things. Robust sensing systems are being developed to analyze and move data in real-time to a database. With the aid of sensors, the device improves parking usability. The sensors in the selected parking spaces' pavements detect whether a parking space is reserved or empty.
Sensors communicate with the gateway, which then sends data to the cloud. Sensors then show the availability of parking spaces right away. This information is available through the APP or sensors installed in parking spaces, allowing drivers to find available spaces quickly.
Smart Parking can be used to make parking easier and faster in private parking lots, hospitals, hotels, shopping centers, public parking garages, and offices, among other places. The intelligent parking system allows drivers to reserve parking spots ahead of time and access real-time parking information on their mobile devices.
Smart Parking is one of the most widely adopted and emerging Smart City Solutions. Airports, shopping centers, hospitals, and city garages, to name a few, have begun to recognize the significant benefits of automated parking technology. Smart parking is made possible by the Internet of Things' ability to communicate, track, and automate data collected from sensors, which is leveraged and reported.
Smart parking involves the use of real-time data, low-cost sensors, and apps that enable users to monitor available parking spaces. The aim is to automate the process and save time spent manually looking for the best parking floor, location, or even lot. Some options will provide a full range of services, including parking time alerts, online payments, and even car search capabilities for huge parking lots.