With the rapid proliferation of vehicle availability and usage in recent years, finding a vacant parking space is becoming more and more difficult, resulting in several practical conflicts. Consistent efforts are being made in the field of IoT to maximize productivity and reliability in urban infrastructure. As the Internet of Things (IoT) plays a vital role in connecting the surrounding environmental things to the network and made it easy to access it from any remote location. Problems such as traffic congestion, limited car parking facilities, and road safety can be addressed by IoT. As congestion of traffic level increases with the increasing development of the population rapidly. Concerning the amount of population, the utilization of personal vehicles also increased. Due to more use of cars the traffic congestion occurred on the road. It is very difficult and time consuming to find parking space in most metropolitan areas, commercial areas, especially during the rush hours. It is often costly in almost every big city in all over the world to find a proper and secure parking space. In this paper, we present an IoT based smart parking system with an android application. The proposed Smart Parking system consists of an on-site deployment of an IoT module that is used to monitor and signalize the state of availability of each single parking space. A mobile application is also provided that allows an end-user to check the availability of parking space and book a parking slot accordingly.
Keywords: Smart Parking System, IoT, Android application