Smart Parking

Source Organization:
University:Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator:Robert Hampshire
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Project Manager:Courtney Ehrlichman
Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization):Research and Innovative Technology Administration, University Transportation Centers Program, US Department of Transportation
Total Dollars:$152,412
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Start and End Dates:February 2012 - December 2013
Project Status:Complete
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Abstract:Several cities are undertaking expensive parking management and pricing programs. For example, San Francisco has recently deployed a $20 million parking information and pricing program called SFPark. The goal of this proposal is to develop an inexpensive decentralized parking information and management system by leveraging an existing centralized parking information system. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications are among the potential technologies for the distributed parking information system.

Our approach to leveraging V2V and V2I to develop a parking management system extends our previous work in parking management systems. We have developed a novel parking prediction scheme. We propose using data from V2V and/or V2I to infer the three key inputs used in our previous research. Each driver looking for parking has a belief about the current availability of parking. When the driver comes into contact with other drivers, updates his belief about the current availability of parking.
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Impacts/Benefits of Implementation (actual, not anticipated):Research in progress
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