With many smart cities coming up, a smart parking solution would be essential to every city's ecosystem. With the help of computer vision, and CCTV cameras placed in parking spaces, we can guide people to empty parking slots. This could work for both public as well as private parking spaces. Earlier, to automate parking spaces, separate ground sensors were used. These sensors would cost around 100 dollars each. This is not a financially viable solution for bigger parking spaces with 1000 slots or more, especially when considering the wear & tear, maintenance and replacement of the sensors.
With artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision, we can provide a truly smart solution that is far easier to deploy and cost-efficient. With just a few CCTV cameras placed in the right spots, it's around 100 times fewer hardware units to install and maintain.
This could work for shopping malls with multi-storey parking facilities to huge open grounds. A simple mobile application for the smart parking solution could pre-allocate parking spaces to customers and guide them to the exact spot.
· Easy Deployment – As CCTV cameras already cover most public areas, there wouldn't be much expense on hardware purchases and no hassle of installing ground sensors.
· Consolidated Ecosystem – This can be combined with other AI solutions, such as ANPR, to provide a dynamic solution.
· By using a simple mobile application, the customers could also use the 'find my car feature,' as the solution not only detects empty parking spaces but also knows where each car is parked.