An overview of smart parking solutions currently on the market. View wireless providers, case studies and data platform offerings.
Smart parking systems aim to take the stress out of finding a parking space in city centers where it is estimated that up to 30% of all cars in the city are looking for parking spots at a given time.
With connected smart parking, an app on your phone can alert you to available spaces and guide you to the exact location. This reduction in customer stress encourages positive consumer habits, leading to a more profitable business with happier customers.
The following channel guide will help you:
- Determine which cities are currently implementing smart parking
- Review smart parking technologies currently on the market
- Understand which smart parking solution is right for your business
Smart Parking Provider Spotlight
- Continuous real-time parking occupancy data for the entire block.
- Streetline's image detection software can transform camera images into real time parking occupancy data.
- Their system fuses information from sensors with payment, ANPR/LPR, and other data sources to provide cities accurate parking trends.
ParkiFi offers a parking analytics solution.
Streetline offers a smart city parking solution.
- Curb System
- Limelight Wireless Parking Garage Lighting
- WorldSensing - FastPrk
- Cisco Smart+Connected Parking
- Advantech B+B SmartWorx
- Sensys Networks’ MicroRadar
- MindTeck Smart Parking
- T2 - Unifi Parking Management
- Kapsch Smart Parking
- AMANO McGann
Camera Based Smart Parking
License Plate Parking Sensors:
Apps / Dashboards
Projects and Case Studies
- Article: Smart Parking Sensor Platform enables city motorists save time and fuel
- Article: NYC DOT to Roll Out Smart Parking Tech in 2012 - Street's Blog
- Article: Smart Parking Tech Might be Paying Off in U.S. Cities - Govtech.com
- Article: Smart parking sensor platform helps city motorists save time and fuel - EE Times
- Article: Parking sensors to take pain out of finding a space - New Scientist
- Article: Smart Parking Solutions to Reduce Congestion and Oil Use - The Energy Collective
How they work
Most smart parking systems operate based on a connected network of electromagnetic sensors. An initial setup is required, in which sensor units are placed in every parking spot, mapped to a specific geo-location, and integrated into a network.
Battery life is meant to last years, and some providers even claim a decade of operation before requiring a new power source. The sensors then continually monitor the magnetic field overhead for changes that are induced by a large amount of metal (such as a car). It then causes an alert when there is a significant change, signifying either a spot has just been occupied or vacated.