Employ sensors that can account for a range of parking lot vehicle movements.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.
Lessons to be learned from this experience are:
- Ensure that the sensors for the system can account for a range of parking lot vehicle movements
- Test the sensor systems on site to be sure that they conform properly to actual site conditions.
The experience of the BART field test demonstrates the unique issues associated with counting vehicles moving at parking lot speeds. In order to obtain accurate information agencies should employ sensors that can account for a range of parking lot vehicle movements. In addition, agencies should test the parking sensor systems onsite to ensure that they operate correctly under the specific site conditions.
Author: Susan Shaheen and Charlene Kemmerer
Published By: Transportation Research Board
Source Date: 1 August 2007URL: http://pubs.its.ucdavis.edu/download_pdf.php?id=1095
RITA/Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
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