Implementation of an IoT-Based Car Park Availability Monitoring System

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To assist drivers, the researchers propose a car park occupancy monitoring system that uses a Raspberry Pi to obtain photos needed by YOLOv7 to determine the presence of vehicles in a parking area. OpenCV is used to count the number of available parking spaces from the analysis of YOLOv7. The information is uploaded to the internet in real-time for access by users of the parking area. The data is uploaded and processed in Google Sheets and is accessed by a chatbot, using FlowXO. The chatbot is then deployed in Facebook Messenger, available to the targeted end users.