To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Smart car parking system
- ICT CityPulse
The city of Dublin is hosting The Olympics. The city has built a huge sports complex called Olympics Park, where all the sport events are being held. For public facilitation the sports complex has one big car park for the citizens attending any of the sport events. The car park is facilitated with an automated ticketing system, which displays the number of vehicles parked and the number of vacancies available. These numbers are automatically updated on entrance or exit of any vehicle. Even though at the main entrance it is shown that vacancies are available, every driver has to drive for a very long time to find a suitable/empty space, resulting in waste of time and money/resources. Citizens also want to park closest to their favorite sports facility. The smart car parking system is equipped with individual sensors at all car parking spaces. The users therefore have a mobile app available for the smart car parking system, which integrates real time sensor information of the car parking space, its GPS locations and combines it with the user profiles to find a suitable place while considering the user's sport interest, event starting time, tickets purchased/seat numbers etc.