Towards the implementation of an ubiquitous car park availability detection system

Ian K. T. Tan*, Poo Kuan Hoong, Chee Ken Hong, Low Zhi Wen

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Abstract

Wasted time spent on searching for available car park bays can be reduced through cost effective implementation of vacant car park bay detector that communicates to interested drivers through social media. Our proposed solution uses low cost and low power requirement Raspberry Pi board with the OpenCV library that communicates to the drivers through the Twitter micro-blogging eco-system. Preliminary tests indicate that the project can achieve detection of up to 99% accuracy during hours of interest. The proposed solution is for open space car parks where the hours of interest are during day light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontier and Innovation in Future Computing and Communications
EditorsAlbert Zomaya, James J. Park, Hwa-Young Jeong, Mohammad Obaidat
PublisherSpringer
Pages864-884
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789401787987
ISBN (Print)9789401787970
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 FTRA International Symposium on Frontier and Innovation in Future Computing and Communications - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 13 Jan 201416 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume301
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference2014 FTRA International Symposium on Frontier and Innovation in Future Computing and Communications
Abbreviated titleFCC 2014
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period13/01/1416/01/14

Keywords

  • Car park
  • Image processing
  • Open source
  • OpenCV
  • Raspberry pi
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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