Semaphore & Slot-Acquisition based Parking System
Vignesh Shankar
Vignesh Shankar, B. Tech, Department of Electronics, Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on September 02, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on September 12, 2016. | Manuscript published on September 15, 2016. | PP: 11-15 | Volume-4 Issue-7, September 2016. | Retrieval Number: G1006094716/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: As we are aware that finding a parking space in most metropolitan areas, especially during the rush hours, is very difficult. This difficulty does not arise due to unavailability of parking spaces, but due to unawareness of the available spaces at that time; even if known, many vehicles may pursue very limited parking spaces that are nearby and cause serious traffic congestion. In this paper, we design a prototype of ‘Semaphore and Slot Acquisition based Parking System (SSAPS)’ that allows the drivers to effectively find and reserve the vacant parking spaces. The status of each parking sector is monitored and evaluated using principle of counting semaphore and is displayed at the entrance. This status is then updated on the main server. The drivers are allowed to access this cyber-physical system with their personal communication devices. Furthermore, we study the parking systems already in existence and compare their performance. The experiment results show that the proposed reservation-based parking policy evaluated using semaphores has the potential to simplify the operations of parking systems, as well as alleviate traffic congestion caused by parking searching.
Keywords: MUTEX, smart parking, semaphore, ZigBee.