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Analog Devices, Cambridge Consultants Takes an Easy way out for Growing Parking Hassles

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Analog Devices and Cambridge Consultants announce a joint innovative system to curb parking hassles for drivers.

Through Analog Devices’ award-winning Blackfin Low Power Imaging Platform (BLIP) at the core, the new smart system is touted to cost-effectively targets a vast array of real-time sensing applications consuming minimal power.

Integrated with a highly sophisticated algorithm designed by Cambridge Consultants, BLIP can visually detect which parking spaces are occupied or empty.

With this innovative technology, drivers are claimed to save time while parking at ease by just monitoring space occupancy for on-street and indoor garage parking spaces.

Given an example, drivers can be assigned a parking space as they enter a garage, enabling them to go straight to their allotted spot. Or they can request a specific space in advance if they plan to shop at a particular store. If the data from the occupancy sensor is combined with number plate recognition, drivers can also be offered automated payment and help with locating their parked car.

“The BLIP platform allows Analog Devices to make significant contributions in emerging IoT spaces such as smart building and cities where this a radical shift from passive to real-time intelligent sensing nodes,” said Michael Murray, general manager, Industrial IoT and Sensing, Analog Devices. “We’re excited to collaborate with Cambridge Consultants on this project. The company’s world-class expertise in complex algorithm development allowed us to algorithmically enable BLIP for an application space that would create a unique solution to relieve a major source of frustration for drivers everywhere.”

This innovation can coherently mitigate the need for mechanical forms of digging up roads and parking lots to install individual sensors under each parking space.

“Our unique smart system uses machine vision to establish whether each space is free or occupied with no need for expensive infrastructure,” said Dipak Raval, a commercial director at Cambridge Consultants. “It’s an excellent example of how machine vision can provide a cost-effective way of monitoring occupancy over a wide area, since the camera is able to ‘see’ multiple bays.

“Our deep expertise in algorithm development has enabled us to ensure the technology works in a variety of lighting conditions and can cope with different sizes of cars, trucks and motorcycles without giving misleading results if pedestrians are standing in a parking space, for example, or shopping trolleys are left behind.”

This solution can be a ground-breaking technology to apparently identify parking problems while reducing Industrial impacts of edifying a new parking space every time.

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