30% of traffic congestions in urban downtown areas are caused by drivers frantically looking for spaces to park their vehicles. Things can, potentially, get very chaotic.
Real-time monitoring of parking spaces using long range IoT sensors with 5-10 years battery life, helps car-owners/drivers to locate and navigate to available parking slots in their locality. The real-time data is transferred from sensors (placed in the parking areas strategically) to dedicated applications installed in the handheld devices of users. In addition, the smart parking management setup can also help individuals book parking slots in advance, by automating payments. The objective of deploying smart parking systems is straightforward enough – to reduce the driving time required to find parking spaces, and to make optimal use of available parking slots.