Dec 29

The Rise of IoT-Based Automated Parking Systems

The rise of IoT-based automated parking systems has been a major trend recently due to the increasing demand for parking spaces. These systems allow drivers to get in and out of parking spaces faster than they would with traditional models. They can save both time and fuel, as they do not need any human operators or attendants. This means that drivers will be able to spend less time looking for a space or finding loose change to pay for their parking fees.

What Is an IoT-Based Parking System?

Parking systems are gradually moving towards a more centralised, sensor-based approach as it is more efficient and cost-effective. IoT-based parking systems use sensors to detect whether a space is available or not. They also have an app which allows drivers to find the nearest available spot and pay for it using their credit card.

Buildings can have these parking systems placed on the exterior or inside of the building. Each parking spot has a sensor and microcontroller that will be able to determine the number of parking spaces available after a car enters the area by communicating this data to the system. This data is updated in real-time, which can be reflected via an app or on a digital screen installed in the parking area.

Benefits of IoT-Based Parking Systems

1. Extended sponsored metre time.

Drivers will be alerted via connected platforms when the parking metre is about to run out of time. As soon as the driver has paid for an extension, the platform will assist in extending the parking time duration with a single click. 

2. Real-time monitoring of parking space

To prevent drivers from wasting time driving around crowded parking lots, IoT solutions help drivers speed up the parking process by locating the nearest available parking lots.

3. Reduce operating expenses

The use of automation results in less manual labour and lower operational costs. The technology enables automatic payment of parking fees and parking fines, cutting down on the expense of hiring an attendant booth or on-site technicians for autopay machines.

4. Reduce Personal Carbon Footprint

By reducing traffic and vehicle movement while looking for parking, it lowers the amount of carbon emissions from automobiles. The environmental impact of each driver increases when they aimlessly move from one parking spot to another looking for empty lots. The length of the search can be cut down with the help of an automated parking system.

All in all, the development of IoT technology opens up new opportunities for smart cities as urbanisation is increasing, and the complexity of city traffic and road users are growing daily. If you are looking to install an IoT-based parking system for your building, contact us at EKTECH, your network solutions provider, today.