Why Parking Guidance System is Needed For Parking Space Management
Many years ago, customers where provided huge parking space by establishments to park their cars. Nowadays, however, customers will have harder time trying to find a space to park. Modern parking lots may require more systematic approach to guide their customers in parking. People needed to search quite a while, from a few minutes to even an hour, just to find an empty spot to park their car. In a large parking lot, this is often bewildering and very bothersome for drivers.
Parking guidance and information systems use sensors, light indicators and zone controllers in order to create an integrated information and control platform for the parking lot. This system facilitates in the easier search of vacant spaces for drivers to park. Unoccupied spaces are identified and the system directs drivers to these locations. This reduces search time and decongests the driving way. They also benefit the environment in reducing air pollution by decreasing the time vehicles need to run and get into a parking space.
Ultrasonic parking sensors are used by the parking guidance system to track areas where vehicles are currently parked. Data about the areas, both parked and non-parked, are sent to a central control system. These free parking spaces are then provided indicators that the space is available. Drivers can then locate the area to park via parking signage. LED indicators are often used to since they can easily be visible to most drivers and these indicator lights will help the driver navigate through the area.
The parking guidance system has different components. Detectors are either camera-based or ultrasonic. These detectors track the spaces or parking zones not currently occupied by a vehicle. The data from the detectors are then transmitted to a central control station.
LED indicators are installed above every stall. The color from LED indicators will show whether the space is available to be parked via green color or if the space is occupied projecting a red color. These indicators are really hard to miss which makes spotting available stalls by drivers much faster and easier.
A central controller manages the entirety of the parking guidance system. It is responsible for the collection and data processing of parking information. Feedback by the sensors are passed to a central controller which then projects information of whether or not parking space is available through LED displays. The system runs instantaneously creating a smooth and efficient management of the parking area.
Since people often want convenience, especially when it comes to getting their cars parked, smart parking guidance solutions are the best way for parking management.