Why Parking Guidance System is Needed For Parking Space Management
A lot of establishments during the 1950s provided parking spaces for their customers and allowed them more freedom to park wherever they choose. 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 on a vacant space sometimes took a few minutes to even an hour to find. For a lot of drivers, this is often annoying especially in a huge parking lot.
A parking guidance and information system is formed from sensors, light indicators and zone controllers, which gathers and processes the parking lots data. This system facilitates in the easier search of 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. The reduction in the time vehicles needs to idle in order to find parking space is reduced is reduced, which also benefits the environment by lowering the 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. The driver can then be able to find the free parking area through the use of parking signs. LED indicators are one of the most widely used of these which helps the driver navigate to the location through visible lights.
There are different components to the parking guidance system. The types of detectors can be camera-based or ultrasonic. It is the detectors job to quickly locate and track parking zones that re no currently occupied by a car. Detectors then relay the data to a central control station.
Installed every stall in the parking lot will be LED indicators. The color of the lights from the LED will turn green if the space is available for parking or will turn red if the space is currently occupied by another vehicle. Indicators are not hard to miss which makes spotting available stalls easier and faster for drivers.
The parking guidance system is managed, overall, by a central controller. It is the central controllers job to collect, process and manage the parking information. From the feedback given by the sensors, they then pass to an intermediate controllers and then to the central control where results are then projected by LED displays. All of these processes work instantaneously creating smooth, efficient and occurs in real time management of the parking lot.
The use of smart parking solutions will greatly improve the parking experience of customers.