Parking Safety and Convenience

Team: 26

School: Las Cruces High

Area of Science: GPS and Geolocation

Interim: Problem Definition
Trying to park can be a constant struggle for new and even old drivers. Even though as time goes on you get better at it, the burden of finding an open spot still can be very challenging. In a very crowded parking lot a majority of time will be devoted to finding a parking space, much less one suitable for your needs. While parking, the driver needs to be vigilant, looking for parking spots, watching out for pedestrians/other cars, other miscellaneous objects, and many other possible distractions that we can not predict.

Problem Solution
The environment used in this demonstration will have to occur in a real world environment, such as small or large parking lots. Consisting of four separate cars. Each car should have a phone user within it. Each phone will receive information from the API (open street maps). The information will be transmitted into a database created through python and will hold each location. From here our app will determine the open spot for the user to find. For this to work, we will need to create algorithms to retrieve the API and import it to our database. From there our app will need algorithms to retrieve the information from the database and display it to the phone.

Progress to date
Currently, we have met with our mentor in order to introduce us to API, databases, and networks, and give us a starting point. We have conducted, and currently are conducting, research in order to fully understand what we need to do to reach our goal.

Expected Results
With this program we wish to make parking much easier, safer, and extremely more convenient. We hope our program can serve as the basis for many more advanced parking technology, which could be implemented into modern car computers and possibly replace older car radios. This idea can be used in many different areas such as when someone is on vacation, when they move to a new city, or even when they are in unfamiliar areas. A goal we have is to work on this more and expand its functions and capabilities in the future while broadening our scope to make this more versatile and applicable to all, if not most areas. Although this project may take more than a single year, our group aspires to complete it.

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Skype call with our mentor Matthew Hoppe

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Team members: Tanner Nielsen, Lazaro Tiqui, Phillip Ortiz

Team Members:

  Phillip Ortiz
  Tanner Nielsen
  Lazaro Tiqui

Sponsoring Teacher: Lauren Curry

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