A non-sensor solution for effective and inexpensive parking management: payment, reservation, and dynamic pricing

In this project, a non-sensor based parking management system with its relevant theory is proposed. Comparing to traditional on-street parking management schemes, the proposed system is more advantageous in the following ways: (1) Providing better estimates for real-time parking occupancy without deploying sensors; (2) Applying dynamic parking rates based on both demand and supply; (3) Offering day-ahead parking reservations via mobile or web; (4) Enabling convenient and straightforward parking payment with minimal system investment; and (5) Allowing cheap and efficient parking enforcement. This novel parking management system will be deployed and tested on the Morewood parking lot on CMU campus. This project engages the Transportation and Parking Services of CMU in the first year, which holds great potential to scale and future deployment. If successful, the research team will aim for deployment in other public or private parking locations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $44410
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTDOT for Mobility of Goods and People

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Program
  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

    Mobility 21 National UTDOT for Mobility of Goods and People
  • Project Managers:

    Schweyer, Lisa Kay

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Principal Investigators:

    Qian, Sean

  • Start Date: 20180807
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677506
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2018 12:04PM