The mobile solution “#SmartME Parking” is a tool to monitor the status of the
city car parks. The user is geolocalized and through GoogleMap, are displayed
all car parks around the user current position. In addition, for each parking
are displayed the still places available.
The user, after being authenticated, has the ability to know what are the available
parking in the area where he's located and choose the one that has higher probability
of finding free. After locating the parking, are displayed the distance from the user
current position and the best route to get there.
The system uses sensors, buried in the road surface of each parking, which allow
to detect the car parked. These information, are updated in real-time on a database
to which the user mobile app is connected, to provide information on available parking.
Finally, the system is able to manage the stalls reserved for disabled people.
The App has been developed for the Android platform and will provide other additional
features that are under development (i.e. booking mechanisms and automated payment).
All this allows to streamline the movement of vehicles, eliminating unnecessary ones.
The advantages are: faster speed to get available car parks, urban pollution reduction,
sustainable urban mobility and reduced traffic.