Decades ago, establishments provided lots of parking spaces for their customers allowing them to park wherever they like. Nowadays, however, customers will have harder time trying to find a space to park. In recent times, there needs to be a more organized way to guide customers into the right parking space. Parking lots before needed drivers to search a spot to park all on their own, sometimes driving for minutes or an hour just to find the right spot. In a large parking lot, this is often bewildering and very bothersome for drivers.
Parking guidance and information systems use sensors, light indicators and zone controllers in order to create an integrated information and control platform for the parking lot. They enable the easier search for vacant spaces for drivers to park. Unoccupied spaces are identified and the system directs drivers to these locations. This aids in the lessening of search time for drivers and reduces the number of cars on the road. This lessens the loitering time of vehicles, benefiting the environment by reducing air pollution.
Using the parking guidance system, parked cars tracked via ultrasonic parking sensors Data about the areas, both parked and non-parked, are sent to a central control system. The free parking spaces are then identified through the use of indicators. Drivers can then locate the area to park via parking signage. The most widely used of these are LED indicators which are extremely visible to drivers and can help then navigate to the location.
The parking guidance system is composed of different constituents. Detectors can be either ultrasonic or camera base. These detectors track the spaces or parking zones not currently occupied by a vehicle. Detectors then relay the data to a central control station.
Installed every stall in the parking lot will be LED indicators. The color from LED indicators will show whether the space is available to be parked via green color or if the space is occupied projecting a red color. Indicators are not hard to miss which makes spotting available stalls easier and faster for drivers.
The central controller is the one that manages the whole of the parking guidance system. It is the central controllers job to collect, process and manage the parking information. Sensory feedback proceed to the central controller where it is processed and then sent to LED indicators. This system creates a smooth, efficient and real-time data management for the whole parking zone.
Since people often want convenience, especially when it comes to getting their cars parked, smart parking guidance solutions are the best way for parking management.