Modern navigation in a digital parking lot is carried out through a website, infomat or mobile application, which is part of a geographic information system based on a digital twin of the Indoors Navigation Platform® parking lot.
The mobile application has navigation functionality that tracks the position of the user, both a pedestrian and a motorist, throughout the entire open or underground parking area using a digital 3D map, administered through a web control panel.
The parking floor and the user’s position on it are determined automatically by the mobile application using bluetooth signals from position sensors INB v1.2 or analogues installed at the facility.
The user is guided along the route as in the navigator, and also has the opportunity to view a description and photo of the parking space, book it if it is available and the application is approved by the administrator or owner. Notifications about the start and end of bookings are sent to the mobile application.
Also, the user of the mobile application can use augmented reality (AR) mode to navigate along the route in the parking lot.
If the user does not have a mobile application, he can scan the QR code on the territory and download a digital parking map in the mobile phone browser indicating the location where he is. Build a route to the point of interest, look at the description and photo of the parking space, and book it.
Using the messenger built into the INP® platform, the user can contact the administrator, send a request to the technical support channel or other users.
If the parking space is occupied by another car, or the lighting does not work there, the user can send a corresponding complaint/application from a mobile application linked to geolocation.
The parking space reservation service can be used by registered users in the INP® platform and logged into their personal account using their username and password in the mobile application or smartphone browser.
In the user’s personal account, the user’s full name, photo, e-mail, telephone, company, position, identifier, tag, social networks, description, car make and number and other necessary data are specified.
Automatic determination of whether a parking space is occupied or not is carried out based on the geoposition data of the user whose car is tied to the parking space, or by integrating the API of parking cameras (sensors) from other vendors.
In the web control panel of the INP platform, a digital parking map is created, user routes, entrances, exits, elevators, stairs and other points of interest (POI) are specified, and parking modes are configured.
The administrator processes, confirms and rejects applications for renting parking spaces from users of the mobile application in a single web control panel of the INP® platform. Can add and delete parking spaces, configure booking availability, and see data from the user’s personal account.
Statistics of user movements are collected in the Analytics section of the web control panel, visualized in the form of graphs and heat maps, and uploaded as reports.
A mobile application based on the Indoors SDK, when integrated via API, can control underground parking equipment.
Thanks to the video analytics module of the INP® platform and integration into the access control system, it is possible to control gates and barriers by recognizing the user’s face or vehicle license plate number.