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RFID Parking System using Android

This is an advanced Ticketing System for the Parking spots making it very easy to tag a vehicle by using RFID tracker to identify the user and deduct amount from his wallet. This System makes the work easier on both the ends to keep a track as well as pay the amount in a very efficient way. This System uses two Android Applications one for the Parking Spot i.e. the App Attached to RFID Scanner and the other for the vehicle user. The Front End uses Android Studio and Back end as SQL Server. When the car enters the parking base, the user has to scan the card and the starting time and the user details is sent to the parking app and when the user takes out the car he scans the card again and if his card has the required amount in his wallet will be deducted directly or he has to pay in cash. The System analyses the start time and the end time and calculates the fare and likewise checks the amount in the user’s wallet and deducts the amount. The user can keep a track of his transaction and likewise the parking app has all the details regarding each vehicle entered to parking spots.

Parking/RFID App:

  • Login: The Admin has to login into the system keep the internal data secure.
  • Add Parking Slots: The Admin is responsible to add parking slots.
  • Scan: The App is mostly on this model listening to the RFID cards and on both entry and exit the data is sent to the parking app and it does it works.
  • Transactions: The Admin can view all the vehicles which were parked and the ones which are still parked.

Users’ App:

  • Login: The user has to login using his RFID id and password and he is remembered the system until he logs out.
  • Add Money: The user is allowed to add money into his wallet using his Debit or Credit Card.
  • History: The user is allowed to see his previous Parking history.
  • Current Parking: This module shows the user if he has parked his vehicle in any parking plots and shows the time and amount that he will have to pay.
  • Change Password: The user is allowed to change his password.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows XP, Windows 7(ultimate, enterprise) 
  • Android Studio
  • SQL Server

Hardware Components:

  • Processor – i3
  • Hard Disk – 5 GB
  • Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Android Phone with kitkat and higher.

Advantages:

  • The users can go cashless and the amount is automatically deducted without any inputs given to the app.
  • The Consumer can view all his previous travels. 
  • The System calculates the time and fare that he will have to pay; the time and fare changes i.e. it checks for the elapsed time.
  • The Admin has all the details of the user and vehicle details.
  • Easy to track and monitor everything.
  • If the user’s wallet has insufficient amount he can pay cash, the system is very efficient.

Disadvantages:

  • It requires an active internet connection.
  • If the Internet is slow or no connection the app won’t work leading to data loss.
  • Improper scanning of RFID may incur inaccurate data.
  • RFID is only per user; ticket is considered only for a single car.

Applications:

  • This system can be used by parking departments or Parking Plots as it is highly profitable for the users who park their vehicles daily.
  • This System can also include Seasonal Passes.
  • This System has hit many countries and is utilizing it to the most with very reliable results.

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