Smart parking at Karjasillan Verstas
The experiment conducted by Hartela is about creating a smart parking model that ensures the efficient use of parking spaces and smoother parking.
What kind of problem is the project trying to solve?
It is expensive to build parking hall spaces for housing companies. It is often unprofitable for the constructor and a huge investment to the buyer of the parking spaces. The maintenance of parking spaces also incurs expenses. The parking spaces of housing companies are often underutilised, particularly during working days. Finding a free parking space in a large hall can be difficult and time consuming, and it also deteriorates the quality of air.
Objective: Smooth and effective parking
The objective of the experiment is to create a smart parking concept that maximises the utilisation rate of spaces, saves energy and reduces costs. Parking is smoother when cars are guided to their spaces by using applications, lighting and information screens.
What is done in this project?
The project is about creating a scalable parking concept for housing companies that can be replicated. It includes a dynamic parking management model, peer-to-peer renting of parking spaces, parking guidance and monitoring of the utilisation rate of parking halls. Dynamic management of parking will boost the efficiency of the usage of parking spaces. In parking guidance, an identification technology at the entrance and smart light guidance will assist cars to appropriate parking spaces or charge stations.
The experiment is conducted in a demo environment at Karjasillan Verstas. User experience of the parking hall is collected, and feedback on the functionality of the concept and identified areas of improvement are analysed in 2018.
Housing companies and their residents. The dynamic management of the spaces allows the housing company to save money by offering unused parking spaces for guests or commuters at a charge. This also improves the parking options of the residents of and companies in nearby buildings.