With the rapid development of Chinese economy in recent years, the income level of residents has continued to increase. Cars have become the standard equipment for people, and the number of car ownership has risen sharply. In 2019, there were 32.14 million newly registered motor vehicles nationwide in China, and the number of motor vehicles reached 348 million in total.
The data shows that the construction speed of domestic parking facilities is far behind the growth rate of car ownership, and there is a huge gap in the supply of parking spaces. It is predicted that by 2020, the number of parking spaces in the country will reach 11.49 million. If the number of car ownership continues to grow at a compound growth rate of the past 5 years, the number of civilian cars in the country will reach 291.41 million by then, and the parking space ratio will only be 1: 0.4. Taking the developed countries as a reference, the ratio of parking spaces should be around 1: 1.3. At present, the ratio of parking spaces in cities in China is mostly between 1:0.4 and 1:0.7, and the ratio of parking spaces is seriously low.
Smart parking is based on the application of a series of new technologies such as Internet technology, AI technology, and mobile payment technology to maximize the utilization of parking space resources, in order to provide safe, convenient and efficient parking service. To maximize the profit of the parking lot and to optimize parking services for car owners can effectively alleviate the social problem of parking difficulties.
TAICENN TBOX-2820 industrial Box computer using in smart parking lot:
The smart parking lot management system is mainly composed of three parts: management center, entrance equipment, and exit equipment. The management control center is composed of high-performance industrial computers, printers, and parking lot system management software. The management control center is responsible for processing the information collected by the entry and exit equipments, processing the information and controlling the peripheral equipment, processing the information to meet the requirements reports for management departments. The interface converters mainly used in this part are RS-485 converters, TCP/IP hubs, optical fiber converters, parking lot card authorizers and other equipment.
The entry and exit equipments are composed of imaging capture system, intelligent light supplement, barriers, parking lot entry and exit control machine, vehicle detector, automatic card issuance system, remote card reader equipment, etc. It is mainly responsible for automatic identification of internal vehicles entering and exiting the parking lot, Identity verification and automatic landing and landing barriers.
As the core management & control unit of the entire system, the industrial Box PC provides long-term and reliable computing capacity for the entire smart parking lot. The industrial computer must meet the following requirement in the application of smart parking system:
➤Low power consumption and fanless design, high-performance computing capability;
➤Rich IO interfaces to connect various peripheral devices in the whole system;
➤Ensure the system runs automatically to meet continuous 24-hour operating;
➤Reliable network data transmission to ensure real-time and stable data transmission during operation;
➤Wide voltage DC 12~24V voltage, stable and reliable operation;
Based on this, TAICENN provided high-performance fanless industrial computer TBOX-2820 model for foreign customer’s project. It is equipped with Intel Whiskey Lake computing platform, quad-core eight-threads Core i5-8265U processor, high-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy structure, low-power and large-area heat sink cooling design, suitable for wider temperature environment, to ensure ultra-low power consumption, long-time and stable operation. Its rich IO interfaces include 2 Intel chip network ports, 4 USB3.0, 4 USB2.0, 6 serial ports, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA interface. TBOX-2820 can support wide-voltage power supply DC 12~24V input, max. 16GB memory and dual storage solution can meet industrial -20~+70C range in the outdoor environment.
● High-strength, compact, sheet metal structure, large-area finned heat-sink, fanless design;
● Intel 8th-gen. Whiskey lake-U platform, Core i5-8265U 1.6Ghz, burst to 3.9Ghz;
● DDR4, max. up to 16GB memory, 2.5” SATA and mSATA storage;
● Wide voltage DC 9 ~ 24v input, with over-current and over-voltage protection functions;
● Industrial operating temperature range of -20 ~ + 70C;
● Robust and compact design with dimensions 236.5 x 150 x 60 (mm)
● Optional with 3G / 4G / LTE, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth and other industrial modules;
● Rich IO design: 2* GLAN, 6* COM, 4* USB3.0, 4* USB2.0, 1* HDMI, 1* VGA, Line-out, 1* GPIO + 1* CAN (optional)
Write at the end:
With the continuous growth of Chinese car ownership and the strong support of relevant government policies, the smart parking industry has a good development trendency. From 2014 to 2020, the compound growth rate of Chinese smart parking industry reached 28.85%. It is expected that the market size of smart parking will be increased to 15.4 billion CNY.