Thanks to technology, there’s a new parking system that takes care of all that. Developed in New Zealand; attendants can be notified whenever and instantly in case a handicapped parking were being improperly occupied. How it works is it tags people’s number plates that are actually disabled. When someone without this tag tries to back up into that parking spot, sensors would pick it up and send out an alert. The company developed this parking system in which disabled drivers’ vehicles are equipped with an electronic tag. Sensors in handicapped parking spots would detect when a vehicle was pulling in, and then detect the tag – if the vehicle had one. If no tag was detected, the sensor would instantly notify parking enforcement personnel.
What comes to mind when you see a disabled sign on a parking spot? Most people would think a parking space if I’m not going to be long. This is something understood all over the world which is not right; non-disabled drivers regularly use spaces clearly reserved for the handicapped. They often get away with it, too, unless an attendant happens to check while their vehicle is parked there.
This will be a step in the right direction for those that think they can defy parking rules and is also being implemented in many parts of the world. Not only have such paramount parking systems come out into the world but also innovations like self parking cars.
Self-Parking Vehicles: The New System
There was a recent development of cars that can park themselves using your smartphone. How? Through a dozen ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360-degree cameras and a laser scanner to safely park within a few centimeters of other vehicles. Then, when you’re done with the movies or even dinner or a business meeting, the car will return to you after another swipe of the thumb. In essence, drivers approach their destination and the system finds a deck with an open space. The driver goes to the deck and activates the system. The deck then tells the car where the open space is. The sensors, cameras and laser activate, letting the car drive itself about 3 miles per hour, winding its way to the space and backing in. The system can even find a space on its own without a signal from a deck.
The potential benefits of such a parking system are plenty. More orderly parking means less congestion. Drivers are spared the time and frustration of the hunt for a spot. Parking lots can squeeze more vehicles into limited space. More innovative system are sprouting up all over the world, we can only wonder what comes next.