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In recent years, most cities are densely populated with more vehicles than ever before. For this reason, using advanced technology is vital to assist in planning. The commencement of beacon smart parking technology contributes significantly to cities’ optimization. This technology is also applicable in the following sectors:
With beacons on campuses, students and staff can find their way to the parking area,locate vacant spots quickly and detect underused parking areas.
Most of today’s clients want to invest in a building with a parking space that is easy to manage and remains relevant for a few years to come. The use of beacon smart parking solutions in the building’s parking lot can help meet these requirements.
This technology works when there are beacon receivers in cities, universities, and enterprises’ parking areas. When drivers with beacon apps installed on their Smartphones or vehicles with beacon transmitters get near these parking lots, the nearest beacons locate the mobile devices and vehicles using BLE.
These devices will then broadcast signals to the cloud server. The data transmitted will contain the users’ ID numbers and the vehicles’ plate numbers. The beacons will decode the information and detect available parking spaces and identify the vehicles. They’ll then transmit their response to the users.
The drivers will then receive notifications with specific messages. They will then locate vacant or underused parking lots by clicking on the notification messages. In case of unauthorized parking, the municipal councils or management will receive pop-ups about this illegal parking.
The architecture of parking management system has four primary responsibilities, as explained below:
Having a registered beacon transmitter is vital before a motorist is allowed to use a smart parking service. To get this transmitter, the driver should register his/her vehicle. It’s then fastened to the side-mirror of your car, where it broadcasts beacon packets from time to time.
The beacon readers then detect and decode the transmitted data. These readers then identify the vehicle that sent the beacon packet by checking the Bluetooth MAC address as it is fixed for every vehicle.
For beacon readers to function as expected in smart parking, you should install them in every corner of a parking spot along the curb. They keep scanning for beacon packets from time to time with a particular UUID from a beacon transmitter.
For the process to continue, The UUID should match. Then the reader uses the Kalman filter to work on the beacon’s RSSI and estimate the distance. It then distributes the following information to the gateway;
Once the beacon reader provides the gateway with the necessary information about the parking spaces, it establishes those spots’ occupancy state. The gateway then determines the vehicle’s parking space by comparing each transmitter’s distance as measured by every beacon reader. Finally, the gateway transmits its findings to the parking server.
The parking server’s function is to store the information about each parking space’s occupancy state and every parked vehicle’s identity. Once the management logs on to the parking server system, they can see all the real-time parking records. They can then produce the parking bills for all motorists electronically.
Motorists can effortlessly find their way to available parking spaces in towns, enterprises, and universities.
Reduces traffic jams in cities and crowded streets as drivers don’t park their vehicles anywhere like before.
This technology helps in increasing revenue as motorists utilize more parking areas.
It helps in time management. This leads to more productivity, especially in enterprises where employees no longer waste time locating vacant parking areas.
It makes the parking management system efficient.
It’s a fact that not all cities, campuses, and enterprises are fully utilizing beacons for smart parking. Nevertheless, an increase in vehicles and people will make cities worldwide embrace the beacon smart parking technology for optimization. This will lead to the following impacts;
Smart parking spot sensors
Online platform with data analytics
BLE beacons for vehicle identification
Citizen mobile navigation application
API Integration mobile App
Guaranteed positive results