Intelligent parking assist
Ioannou, Petros A.
Source2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Conference Proceedings
2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013
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In this paper a new parking guiding and information system is described. The system assists the user to find the most suitable parking space based on his/her preferences and learned behavior. The system takes into account parameters such as driver's parking duration, arrival time, destination, type preference, cost preference, driving time, and walking distance as well as time-varying parking rules and pricing. Moreover, a prediction algorithm is proposed to forecast the parking availability for different parking locations for different times of the day based on the real-time parking information, and previous parking availability/occupancy data. A novel server structure is used to implement the system. Intelligent parking assist system reduces the searching time for parking spots in urban environments, and consequently leads to a reduction in air pollutions and traffic congestion. On-street parking meters, off-street parking garages, as well as free parking spaces are considered in our system. © 2013 IEEE.