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Smart Parking

TITLE: Paid Automated Smart Parking Design for a Large Office Park

ABSTRACT: An original, futuristic, permission-based-access, automated, gated parking system design for a large office park (Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park) is described. The proposed system uses WiFi cellular phones as the primary access technology, license plate recognition via image processing as the secondary technology, keypad entry as the third technology, and verbal interchange as the last resort. The office park encompasses 20,000 employees and has 132 access points to parking lots. The strict access policy creates a high security office park. Implementation cost is estimated at $5.9M. A $0.50 per day parking charge per car is proposed, generating $1.9M per year in offsetting revenue.

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