A NEW MODEL FOR THE UTILIZATION OF PARKING SYSTEMS IN ALBANIA
- 1. Polytechnic University of Tirana, Civil Engineering Faculty
Abstract: Car parking problem has been always a major contributor in congestion of traffic and still remains a major problem, due to the increasing of vehicle sizes in the most loaded segments, confining parking spaces in urban cities. The rapid growth in the number of vehicles worldwide is raising the problem of the lack of parking space. As the global population continues to urbanize, without a well-planned, convenience-driven retreat from the car, these problems will worsen in many countries. The current unmanaged car parks and transportation facilities make it difficult to accommodate the increasing number of vehicles in a proper, convenient manner so it becomes indispensable having an efficient and smart parking system. Smart parking management systems are capable of providing extreme level of convenience to the drivers. In this paper, it is proposed a web application system, named “Park Easy”, which is based on the usage of smart phones, sensors monitoring techniques with a camera, used as a sensor to take photos and to show the occupancy of cars parks. By implementing this system, the utilization of parking spaces will increase. It allocates available parking space to a given driver to park their vehicle, regenerate the availability of the parking space. Smart parking “Park Easy”, will also enable most important techniques to provide all the possible shortage route for parking from any area of the city mainly, helping to envisage accurately and sense spot/vehicle occupancy in real-time.