Phase I of Smart Park -- Real Time Information On Truck Parking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is carrying out a two-phase project called SmartPark to demonstrate commercial technologies for conveying information about parking availability in real-time to truck drivers on the road 24 hours per day, seven days per week. During Phase I, two technologies (i.e., video imaging and magnetic sensor) will be field tested for their capability to collect data to determine whether a truck parking area is full. One of the two technologies will be continued for Phase II, which will be demonstrating how information on parking availability can be disseminated in real time and used in real time to divert truckers on the road from areas that are full to areas that have space. This is the first deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for truck parking availability in the world.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01145106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2009 9:23AM