Parking at the airport- kind of a pain right? It seems like you’re always in a hurry and you pull up to this massive parking area with no idea where there are going to be open spots. Especially at some of the major airports where open spots are few and far between.
Florida’s Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport is taking a new strategy to get people to parking quicker, by using a new camera-based parking guidance system.
When a driver arrives, they will be guided to the nearest available empty parking spot using an electronic sign that says what spots are free. From there, LED lights installed at the center of the driveway will be lit green for an open space or red for a taken space.
Holy cow, that’s a lot of parking spaces to monitor! So how does the system keep everything straight?