Axelta Center of Excellence


Smart parking system using through IOT platform

The Smart Parking platform will allow system integrators to offer comprehensive parking management solutions to city councils. By providing accurate information on available parking spaces, motorists save time and fuel and cities reduce atmospheric pollution and congestion.Systems based on IOT new Smart Parking sensor platform enable drivers to find free parking spaces quickly and efficiently. Efficient parking not only means happier motorists, but also reduces CO2 emissions, saves fuel and helps minimize traffic jams.

In this project we are observing status of parking slots using infrared proximity sensor. Different parking slots status are combined using wireless mesh network form using zigbee end device/router. Then all slots status data is combine at zigbee coordinator which is then connected to wifi based gateway device. Data is posted to IOT platform using mqtt protocol for future analysis from there user can get useful information about parking slots in particular city.

The Role of the IoT in Smart parking:

The Internet of things (stylised Internet of Things or IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI) defined the IoT as "the infrastructure of the information society. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

System Block Diagram

Technologies used

  1. ZigBee - Xbee S2C
  2. Wi-Fi
  3. MQTT - Message Queuing Telemetry Transport
  4. IoT - Internet of Things

Software Used

  1. Arduino IDE - for Arduino and NodeMCU programming
  2. XCTU Application - for Xbee configuration
  3. MQTT Lens
  5. AWS

Hardware Used

  1. Xbee S2C
  2. NodeMCU
  3. Infrared proximity sensor

Project area

Smart cities