ePark – Intelligent Parking System is a smartphone app allowing drivers to be directed towards parking locations maximizing the probability to find a free parking space. In busy cities, drivers are spending, on average, more than one third of the travel distance searching of a free parking space, leading to wasted oil, extra pollution, stress and economic loss. Further to this, many cities have implemented non-uniform parking plans with diverse time limitations according to city areas. As a consequence, a parking spot found by a driver may not match the expectation, increasing even more stress and frustration.
ePark – Intelligent Parking System relies on advanced web services to direct drivers towards potential parking locations in busy cities. The application is relying on path finding algorithms that take into account the density of parking, the statistics of hourly and daily occupation and circulation constraints.
An iPhone application has been built covering the city of Fribourg thanks to a partnership between Groupe e, Softcom, Banque Cantonale de Fribourg and the international institute of management in technology. The application lets the community of users send feedbaks on current parking occupation, improving the quality of the parking statistics over time. The application also allows the user to filter out parking propositions according to a set of characteristics, for example time limitation, price, availability of charging stations, etc.