The information on the empty parking spots at the public and privately operated garages are integrated. The status (location, total number of parking spots, height limit, rate and other information) of the garages and the information on the empty spots are transmitted real-time to the Department of Transportation for integration. Public parking lots have barriers and counters or video camera to conduct analysis of the remaining parking spots. eTag system is used to detect the number of cars going in and out to collect the information on empty space. The information is to be reported back to the Center via the existing parking guide system standards.
For the privately operated parking lots, the operators are advised to use the existing or newly-installed systems to collect the information on empty space which is reported back to the Center via the existing parking guide system standards. The information on the empty spots is then sent to the platform owned by the Department of Transportation and announced on "Kaohsiung Easy Parking App". The real-time information about the parking spots at both public and privately-operated parking lots is provided, guiding vehicles to use the space.
Smart parking system includes the parking lots management platform owned by the Department of Transportation, public and private parking lot operators and Kaohsiung Easy Parking App. The public parking management system installs smart parking which can obtains real-time parking availability. The design of the system architecture takes the flexibility of integrating roadside parking information into consideration. In the future, the handheld device used by the staff issuing roadside parking slips can send the availability information real-time to the platform owned by the Department of Transportation, completing the last piece of the smart parking puzzle.