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.
Reserve parking place for electronic vehicles
- ICT CityPulse
- Transport, energy
Vicky lives in Löhne and is employed at a company in Osnabrück. She has to travel about 50 km from home to work. As Vicky wants to live a more eco-sensitive life, she sold her old car and bought a new electric vehicle. While Vicky is working, there is enough time to recharge the car's battery. The only problem is to find a parking place with a charging station near her workplace. While eating breakfast Vicky starts a parking application for electric vehicles on her smartphone and reserves a suitable parking place with the possibility to recharge next to her office building. The "system" tries to find a place as near as possible to the workplace of Vicky. With an intelligent behavior the system estimates the demand of parking places for electric vehicles and assigns as many recharging spots as possible to drivers of electric vehicles. If no parking place with a charging station can be assigned to Vicky, she is informed that recharging will not be possible that day. To support further investments in new charging stations a heat map with the degree of capacity utilization will be created. The heat map could be used to get a quick survey about the utilization of charging stations.