An intelligent car park management system based on wireless sensor networks

Vanessa W.S. Tang, Yuan Zheng, Jiannong Cao

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have attracted increasing attentions from both academic and industrial communities. It can be deployed in various kinds of environments to monitor and collect information. In this paper, we describe a WSN-based intelligent car parking system. In the system, low-cost wireless sensors are deployed into a car park field, with each parking lot equipped with one sensor node, which detects and monitors the occupation of the parking lot. The status of the parking field detected by sensor nodes is reported periodically to a database via the deployed wireless sensor network and its gateway. The database can be accessed by the upper layer management system to perform various management functions, such as finding vacant parking lots, auto-toll, security management, and statistic report. We have implemented a prototype of the system using crossbow motes. The system evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of our design and implementation of the car parking system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPCA 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 First International Symposium on Pervasive Computing and Applications, Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventSPCA 2006: 2006 1st International Symposium on Pervasive Computing and Applications - Xinjiang, China
Duration: 3 Aug 20065 Aug 2006


ConferenceSPCA 2006: 2006 1st International Symposium on Pervasive Computing and Applications


  • Intelligent car parking system
  • Pervasive computing
  • Wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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