International Journal of Computer Applications
The main problem in today's crowded parking facility is congestion and finding a vacant parking space. In this paper, a navigation method is proposed that minimizes the parking time, based on collected real-time vacancy information of parking slots. In the proposed method, a central server in the parking facility collects the information (using IR sensors) and estimates the occupancy of each parking slots. Then, the server uses this information collected in real time to calculate the best suitable parking slot for the user upon request. This path is then sent to user's Smartphone as response by the server which will then be displayed on an android application.