There are 300 million people in the U.S. with 600
million parking spaces built, but people still can't find
available spots easily. Parking facilities are losing money for
empty spaces and are suffering from the shortage of demand
control tool during busy times as well. Smarking, an MIT 100K
Competition Web/IT track top 3 team, sees this an information
imbalance problem between the parking facilities and drivers.
By providing the real time and predictive
information of parking spaces to the public via web service,
Smarking reduces the huge inefficiency and create dollar value
for parking facilities. Data vending to interested GPS/map
service providers and advertisement/business promotion for local
merchants are also potential future services. A market of $3
billion is ready to be tackled.
Smarking is about transforming the idea of parking
by utilizing real-time data and mobile technologies to reduce
market and societal inefficiencies.
Boston Logan International Airport
Boston Logan Airport is one of the most advanced international
airport in the world. But, currently the demand control of its
parking system slows down the further development. Smarking
provides a comprehensive solution to this problem by predictive
City of Boston
Boston is one of greatest cities in the world. However, it has
profound transportation congestion problems By providing real
time and predicted parking space information to the general
public via various channels, Smarking enables Boston to achieve
multiple goals in a highly optimized manner without extra
expenditure on infrastructure construction.