Smart Parking Background

Vehicle presence detection sensor technology enables you to manage your facilities efficiently with real-time, individual vehicle, individual space data. 

Smart Parking is one of the most adopted and fastest growing Smart City Solutions across the world, when used, improves visibility for drivers and parking enforcement officers. More so, it allows organizations to become – Agile, Intelligent and Adaptive.

Sensors embedded in the ground, determine whether the parking spaces are occupied or available. This data is routed wirelessly to a gateway, and relayed to a central cloud-based smart parking platform, to create a real time parking map. Drivers can use this map on their mobile phones to find parking faster and easier. Parking control officers use the map to go directly to the parking violations. This improves their citation enforcement effectiveness.


Benefits that amaze!

Cleaner Environment and Less Frustration

The more you drive, the more will be the emissions from your car, and the more polluted the environment will become. Smart parking solutions can reduce emissions by up to 30%. slots is not only a waste of time and fuel – it can be acutely stressful too.

More Fuel Savings

When parking slots are found quickly, extra driving is not required – and hence, less fuel/gas gets used up by cars. Experts from the field of IoT have estimated that this fuel-savings are likely to reach 0.22 million gallons by 2030, and a massive 0.3 million gallons by 2050.

Real-Time Data and Trend Insight

Over time, a Smart Parking Solution can produce data that uncovers correlations and trends of users and lots. These trends can prove to be invaluable to lot owners as to how to make adjustments and improvements to drivers.

Optimal Usage of Parking Spaces

In a normal parking regime, it is impossible to ensure that the parking facilities available are being efficiently utilized. Due to lack of information, some slots might remain empty – but drivers might not know about them. With the real-time information from parking sensors, that problem goes out of the window.

Greater Revenue and Pay as you use

The real-time management and intelligent decision-making capabilities help in generating more revenue. The parking meters and billing providers collaborate to notify the users about the total parking fees they have to pay. An individual will never be charged for more than what they owe.

Parking Slots Found Quickly

Researches have revealed that additional driving required for searching parking areas can be reduced by 21% – when a properly functioning Smart Parking System is in operation. The time required to find a vacant spot for parking drops by a whopping 43%.

Use Cases


Allows airport officials to view real-time occupancy levels and overstays. This means if someone is taking advantage of the free parking a warden can instantly identify which car is the culprit and direct them to move to the longer-term parking lot.

Motorists can be billed automatically leveraging the sensor’s vehicle detection technology. Motorists can then pay for their parking duration directly via a mobile app.


With no occupancy monitoring technology, government agencies have limited means to understand whether bays were being used by authorised users. This includes installing sensors in a select number of their defined use bays – both disabled and special, which relay real-time occupancy information.

Via a dashboard and alerting mechanism, this information allows government agencies to act upon violators and issue infringement notices / penalties.


Managing parking through traditional methods: officers would patrol time-restricted areas, identifying overstays with the dated chalking method and issue infringement notices. Not only a tedious, time consuming and mundane task for parking enforcement officers but also an inefficient one as not all infringing vehicles can be identified. The vehicle detection sensors register whether each parking bay is occupied or vacant with overstay information.

Additionally the information can be fed instantaneously to mobile apps which provides drivers with real-time parking availability, guides them to free spaces and allows them to pay for the parking session straight from their smartphone device and extend their time remotely.

Data relayed live to cloud-based software tools, which collates and analyses the data and will be used by the council to understand how drivers use it's parking spaces - a vital resource in planning further improvements to parking systems.


Natural tendency for people to choose to go a shopping mall where they are confident of finding a parking space easily. Space availability becomes a driving factor and if this information is made available via mobile apps in real time, the choice of shopping mall to go becomes easy.

This plays a key enabler for shopping malls to attract customers. It also helps them to understand their parking space usage patterns and bring improvements in determining real estate usage, either expand or resize thereby enhancing revenues.


The ability to get real time alerts regarding overstays enables tow trucking companies to efficiently manage to direct tow trucks to the parking spot where the overstay occurred.

This eliminates the need for tow trucks to continuously be on the move to scan and find vehicles that overstay, thereby minimizing fuel consumption and time spent by tow truck drivers.

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