SoftServe is Testing a Smart Parking System

30 Nov, 2018
In November, a smart parking system based on machine learning algorithms was launched at SoftServe HQ on Sadova Str. The system proved to be extremely effective at finding free parking spots and saving drivers’ time.

How it works

A developed solution consists of a mobile application and LCD display located right at the entrance to the parking. Applying machine learning algorithms, the system analyses the images received from the cameras placed on the roof. Having been processed, the information immediately appears on the screen showing free, occupied, and reserved parking spots.

Unlike similar market solutions offered, smart parking system doesn’t need hundreds of sensors and miles of cables to function effectively. Thus, it’s a perfect solution for open parking spaces that haven’t been originally equipped with needed digital systems. SoftServe’s solution deploys only a few low-priced cameras.

The system is learning constantly, especially in regard to image recognition under various weather conditions. More solutions to come from the team of developers, as they are currently working on smart gates system. After successful identification of automobile plates, it is supposed to open the gates automatically.

What’s next

In autumn, in conjunction with Cisco, one of its largest clients, SoftServe partnered with the Lviv City Council to implement a pilot project of installing smart parking system in Lviv. At first stage, they are to launch a prototype system analyzing occupied spots within the three biggest parking spaces located in the city center.

Watch a short video about the solution.