Department of Computer Applications, Bishop Heber College, Trichy -620017, Tamil Nadu, India.
The vast growing influx of population in the developed, industrially and technologically sound urban cities, an urgent need to make the cities smart is surmounted. The cities are made smart utilizing data sharing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and thousands of sensors. One of the significant concerns of today's smart cities is the growing need to manage the vehicles on-road as well as to create sufficient and well-managed parking lots to prevent urban areas from traffic congestion. This leads to a call for a highly automated parking management system self-sufficient in guiding the driver to an available parking space in the nearby area. In this paper, a real-time prototype of the smart parking system (S.P system) based on Internet of Things (IoT) is discussed. The proposed smart parking system works on an electronic device that collects the parking availability status and assists drivers in finding and selecting the desired parking space among the available parking spaces that effectively reduces the traffic problems and mismanagement across the cities to a great extent.