The design and implementation of a smart-parking system for Helsinki Area

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Beljic, Momir
dc.contributor.advisor Siitonen, Sampsa Sewagudde, Charles 2016-08-26T09:07:53Z 2016-08-26T09:07:53Z 2016-08-24
dc.description.abstract The strain on the parking infrastructure for the general public has significantly grown as a result of the ever rising number of vehicles geared by the rapid population growth in urban areas. Consequently, finding a vacant parking space has become quite a challenging task, especially at peak hours. Drivers have to cycle back and forth a number of times before they finally find where to park. This leads to increased fuel consumption, air pollution, and increased likelihood of causing accidents, to mention but a few. Paying for the parking is not straight forward either, as the ticket machines, on top of being located at a distance, in many times, they have several payment methods drivers must prepare for. A system therefore, that would allow drivers to check for the vacant parking places before driving to a busy city, takes care of the parking fee for exact time they have used, manages electronic parking permit, is the right direction towards toppling these difficulties. The main objective of this project was to design and implement a system that would provide parking occupancy estimation, parking fee payment method, parking permit management and parking analytics for the city authorities. The project had three phases. The first and the second phases used qualitative approaches to validate our hypotheses about parking shortcoming in Helsinki area and the recruitment of participants to the pilot of the project, respectively. The third phase involved the design, implementation and installation of the system. The other objective was to study the challenges a smart parking system would face at different stages of its life cycle. The objectives of the project were achieved and the considered assumption about the challenges associated with parking in a busy city were validated. A smart parking system will allow drivers to check for available parking spaces beforehand, they are able to pay for the parking fee, they can get electronic parking permits, and the city authority can get parking analytics for the city planning en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The design and implementation of a smart-parking system for Helsinki Area en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword smart parking system en
dc.subject.keyword internet of things en
dc.subject.keyword LoRaWAN en
dc.subject.keyword LoRa en
dc.subject.keyword machine learning en
dc.subject.keyword reverse SSH tunneling en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201608263078
dc.programme.major Service systems fi
dc.programme.mcode T234-3 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Främling, Kary
dc.programme Master's Programme in Service Design and Engineering (SDE) fi

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