Smart Parking

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Smart Parking

With CRS4 we talk about smart cities, what does this term smart city mean? It means intelligent city, that is to think of a way to offer the services of the city in a smarter, smarter way, such as to improve its quality, in the face of a reduction in costs and also a better quality of the average life of the citizen.

One of these services is precisely offered both by public transport and by the possibility of finding parking areas, which is one of the main problems of Italian cities, Cagliari we know that it is a fairly small city, not only on a global scale but also on a national scale, it has about 150 thousand inhabitants, but it is also a city that has all the problems of the metropolitan city, there are large flows of people who, compared to the resident inhabitants, flow into the city center for work, services and so on.

On average on a daily level there are about 100,000 cars that move around the city in search of a parking space, reported on an annual scale, considering the average number of kilometers that a motorist travels only in search of a parking space, it means 100 million kilometers a year which motorist users travel within the city; what does this entail? First of all, the direct costs incurred both by citizens and by the community, because in addition to the cost of petrol or diesel which are around 500 euros per user, related only to looking for parking, we also have all the costs related to the accident which represents significant health costs, let's not forget that at European level there is talk of a 2% of GDP, which ends up in the management of health costs related to road accidents, as they are a direct consequence of the number of kilometers traveled.

In addition to this, there are also all the other health impacts on which we do not have a direct evaluation but we can well understand, the fact that, in addition to carbon dioxide emissions, all substances emitted by cars in the urban fabric have non-trivial impacts on the population from the point of view of respiratory diseases.

That's why we developed this system that allows you to reserve parking when you leave the house; there is also talk of online payment of the cost of parking, directly from your smartphone, there is also the possibility of having the probabilistic estimate of being able to find a parking in a certain area, provided clearly that these areas are equipped with cameras, which are able to view the parking spaces and understand how many parking spaces are available on average at the time when we expect to arrive there.

If we imagine a car park limited by a passage with a bar, when a car arrives, if the license plate is not registered, it will not give consent to enter, if the user registers the license plate in the system, this is recognized and will allow access to the inside the car park, updating the number of places available at system level.