The technology has significantly changed the usual human behavior, and now provides them with many facilities and convenience options to make their lives easier. Smart Parking is described as a contributor to that convenience.
But what is the reason that makes the world seek this solution?
An extensive study published by “Science Direct” explains why countries need to implement the various smart parking systems.
Scientific studies indicate that there are currently 25 billion Internet-based devices that integrate, interact and communicate with various other digital electronic devices, sensors, actuators, and machines that perform various services to humans.
It is expected that, in the coming years, the reliance on these technologies will increase significantly in various aspects of life.
Modern electronic devices always use different and advanced security measures, which makes smart car garages protected from the risks associated with traditional garages from car theft or accidents.
With the growth of the development technologies and smart systems based on artificial intelligence technologies and cloud storage, the concept of “Smart Cities” has emerged.
It provides a number of key features as follows:
– Reduce service operating costs.
– Improve city management.
– Enhancing the effectiveness of various services.
– Productivity improvement.
– Manage infrastructure and construction in an organized manner.
– Support smart transportation systems.
– Reduce emissions and energy consumption.
– Improve various security services.
All of these previous factors make smart parking an essential component of a smart city transportation system; especially in those highly interconnected and populated sectors in urban areas, which faces a scarcity of parking spaces.
Big cities are in desperate need for smart garages, as about 30% of vehicles park randomly on the roads of big cities, due to the lack of vacant parking spaces near them.
This causes an increase in traffic congestion, as it takes almost every car about 7.8 minutes to find a suitable parking lot, according to a statistic that included more than 100 big cities around the world.
The lack of smart garages in big cities causes waste of more fuel, increase driver frustration and increase air pollution in these cities. This causes increased emissions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. .
According to the United Nations Environment Program, the increase in air pollution in big cities leads to a significant number of premature deaths related to air pollution.
Another study, led by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, reveals that traffic congestion caused global economic losses estimated at $100 billion in 2020, and that $13 billion was spent in health costs due to traffic congestion in big cities in the United States during 2020.
It is estimated that health costs in the United States will rise to $17 billion in 2030.
The Australian infrastructure estimates in 2019 also shows that the total cost of road congestion was $19 billion, and is estimated to reach $39 billion in 2031.
The study confirms that smart parking systems can be the right solution to reduce traffic congestion, which in turn will reduce air pollution and the health risks associated with it.
According to the same study, this rapid progress in communications and information technology is the way to develop smart parking systems efficiently and at a relatively lower price.