Know Your Parking Spot in Advance

Ok so you drive into the public parking lot and keep circling around to find an empty spot. Cut, rewind and refresh! So you are back at the parking lot, only this time the ticket stub prints out the exact next available parking with a color-coded block, indicating the precise location for you. How cool is that! You not only save time in finding a spot, you also can find your way back to the car without a hitch. Awesome!

Designers: Shih Chang-Chi, Huang Shao-Heng & Wang Shou-Yu

35 Comments

  • Goncalo says:

    What about the old guy that doesn’t wanna know about that?

  • Stark says:

    great idea!!!!

  • Rob says:

    How does the ticket machine know?
    What if the neighbouring cars are parked poorly?
    What if the driver decides to park in a different space?

  • Redmun says:

    Thieves now know which car is yours, and can get out as they have the ticket…

  • Michael says:

    I like it.
    Simple, efficient especially for small car parking areas.
    Just like having a reserved parking space.

    Maybe integrate a camera at the front entrance to get there license plate so an attendee can ensure they’re in the right spot.

  • Jimmy C says:

    Very nice. Andnow you don’t need to search for twenty minutes when you get back!

  • Ben Koros says:

    red dot design award winning concept, ladies and gentlemen – great idea! =)

  • TimC says:

    It is a great idea at first glance… However. What happens if someone before you didn’t WANT to park in their designated parking spot. There would have to be a way to confirm that the spot is empty.

    Like Redmun said: If a theif takes your handbag, not only do they have your car keys, but a map to your car.

    Why not just have a scratch coating on the card that you can scratch with your fingernail/pen to indicate where you had parked.

  • John brzezinski says:

    Explanation is needed as to how the ticket machine would know which spots are available. Whatever the technology, it will be expensive to implement, hence, parking lot owners have no reason to implement.

  • Masonic says:

    Locating empty spots shouldn’t be too difficult to implement. An IR or RF sensor should sufficient for sensing the presence of a vehicle, I’m sure numerous other solutions exist. From there a signal to an MC which can apply some logic to figure out how to sort the spots would work, preferably one where the nearest spot is taken first.

  • Alex says:

    an incredibly useful thing

  • Quark says:

    Already exist… in California

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