Car Park Management with Networked Wireless Sensors and Active RFID
This paper considers automatic car park management, which becomes an inevitable option to rationalize traffic management in modern cities. Integration of networked sensor/ actuator and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies is explored to enable sophisticated services via the Internet in the emerging internet of things (IoT) context. Based on this integration, we propose a scalable and low-cost car parking framework (CPF). A preliminary prototype implementation and experimentation of some modules of the proposed CFP has been performed. The clustering of sensors (sensing boards) into a single mote using the standard I2C protocol has been explored in the prototype, and experimental results demonstrate considerable reduction in cost and energy consumption.
RFID, sensor networks, Smart cities, vehicular applications