Jacob Berman, Quoc Vu Danh, David Penny, Christien Querengesser, Jericho Velarde, Kenton Wong, Jin Qing Xiang
A well-known fact about Vancouver is that we are Canada’s worst place for traffic congestion; drivers spend an extra 8 to 10 minutes on the road looking for parking on average. Most drivers search by aimlessly driving, however if drivers were informed of available parking they would spend less time searching, save money on gas, and reduce their carbon emissions. Spot Finder is a parking finding solution that integrates pre-existing market technology. By combining a mobile phone application and vehicle sensing technology, Spot Finder is able to transmit parking space availability to driver’s mobile phone, allowing them to plan their trip prior to departure, or find the nearest, cheapest or most available parking at that moment.