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A Smart Parking Solution for Jeddah City

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Ahlam AlHarbi, Bashayer AlOtaibi, Maram Baatya, Zubaida Jastania, Maram Meccawy,

Ahlam AlHarbi, Bashayer AlOtaibi, Maram Baatya, Zubaida Jastania and Maram Meccawy and. A Smart Parking Solution for Jeddah City. International Journal of Computer Applications 171(7):4-9, August 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Ahlam AlHarbi and Bashayer AlOtaibi and Maram Baatya and Zubaida Jastania and Maram Meccawy and},
	title = {A Smart Parking Solution for Jeddah City},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {August 2017},
	volume = {171},
	number = {7},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {4-9},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915084},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


One of the first steps that gets implemented to upgrade the traditional cities to become smart cities is the smart parking. This paper will discuss in detail the Smart Parking System in Jeddah city as one of the solutions that can solve the parking problems. It also will present how the system works, the benefits of the system, some issues that can impact the efficiency of the system and the future improvements.


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Smart city, transportation, smart parking system, Jeddah city, internet of things application, smartphone application, parking technology