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Parking guide system

The project will develop a system for helping drivers to find a parking place in the crowded cities, around major points of interest

Parking Direct is a software product that aims to resolve locating parking places in highly transited cities, as well as a platform that gives back to the community means of communication with each other and reach instantly parking services provided by municipalities and private parkings. It is always problematic to find a parking spot. With Parking Direct, one will be able to access many features, in an extremely convenient way, from the smart-phone in the initial phase and, as the application will evolve, on various plugged in devices as well. Following features will be available to the users of the platform: - search and locate and navigate to an available parking spot (all parking spots in cities will have a unique coded identifier) - ability to reserve a parking spot in advance with a configurable time interval, defined on system level - automatic check-in and check out from the users smart-phones, with confirmation from the human driver once a spot is reached or left - real time visibility of occupancies together with real time navigation towards reserved parking places - all users of the platform will be allowed to accept and send messages to other drivers in manual or automatic way, depending on the situation and need, making it possible to interact really efficiently with various traffic drivers. - machine to machine communication will allow real time information for all parties involved in traffic at every moment of a day The application will be integrated with the City Halls and private parking payment systems and the user will be charged the exact amount of money for which the parking was used, with no need of estimate the duration and paying in advance. This will be one of the hooks that will help us growing the usage and the community. The whole city will benefit from a huge traffic decrease, as directing a driver towards a specific spot saves a lot of fuel and congestion that is generated by the search for a parking spot. Public and private parking providers will have real time data and Business intelligence to improve continuously the city and organize parking spots around various points of interest. Parking Direct will be available as a software as a service to City Halls and private parkings providers and as an API to external application providers who wish to fetch and integrate with their existing systems our business intelligence and functions. Parking Direct represents an extremely affordable solution for public and private parking administrators because there is no need for hardware sensors that are expensive and need to be installed and maintained. The system will bring large benefits to parking management and can be extended in other directions as well, to add new features that are relevant to the community on a regular basis. Therefore, the potential clients for the software are the local authorities which are managing the public parking lots and the private parking owners. Within the local council of Cluj-Napoca city in Romania, there is an great interest confirmed for this type of solution. The application should be provided for smart-phone users for free, the income will come through selling the software and the afferent business intelligence tools to the parking owners.
Acronym: 
Parking direct
Project ID: 
9 937
Start date: 
15-01-2016
Project Duration: 
24months
Project costs: 
840 000.00€
Technological Area: 
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Market Area: 
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