The need for parking spaces will continue to increase in the future. Studies show that finding a free parking space causes 30% of inner-city traffic. The efficient management of parking spaces has long been a central point in the planning of urban and regional infrastructures. The overall student project Parking in Smart Cities is split into 5 sub-projects and aims to improve parking management in smart cities.
One approach of enabling smart parking technologies is the integration of parking space sensors on the ground. The existing sensor installation at the parking lot P+R Bahnhof/Brennerstraße in Bamberg is used to perform tests on the sensor system. Is the occupancy detection working correctly? What is the accuracy of the detection? The sub-project Sensor Testing addresses the use case of parking space sensor testing. The sensor data is compared to a ground truth data set and different environmental influences are examined.
Fareed Shoaib, Osama Nadeem