Smart parking is an advanced parking system that takes advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimise and manage parking.
The system uses a combination of sensors and cameras to collect real-time information. The processed information will be centrally stored and cloud-based.
The data thus recorded and analysed offers information about parking occupancy in areas relevant to the users.
The users can check available on-street parking spots or vacancies in public or private facilities via a web or mobile app.
Smart parking is an innovative tool to save drivers time they would otherwise spend cruising around looking for a parking space. Less cruising means reduced traffic, which in turn means fewer carbon emissions.