A BLE-Based Pedestrian Navigation System for Car Searching in Indoor Parking Garages

The continuous global increase in the number of cars has led to an increase in parking issues, particularly with respect to the search for available parking spaces and finding cars. In this paper, the authors propose a navigation system for car owners to find their cars in indoor parking garages. The proposed system comprises a car-searching mobile app and a positioning-assisting subsystem. The app guides car owners to their cars based on a “turn-by-turn” navigation strategy, and has the ability to correct the user’s heading orientation. The subsystem uses beacon technology for indoor positioning, supporting self-guidance of the car-searching mobile app. This study also designed a local coordinate system to support the identification of the locations of parking spaces and beacon devices. The authors used Android as the platform to implement the proposed car-searching mobile app, and used Bytereal HiBeacon devices to implement the proposed positioning-assisting subsystem. The authors also deployed the system in a parking lot in their campus for testing. The experimental results verified that the proposed system not only works well, but also provides the car owner with the correct route guidance information.


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  • Accession Number: 01673911
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  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2018 2:51PM