Student's software to ease city parking

A university student has invented a computer system to map and monitor parking lots.

The software informs motorists about the availability of parking space in the city.

Patrick Waweru, a computer student at the University of Nairobi, said the system uses sensors placed on the streets that
detect if a vehicle is parked in a particular area.

“There will be geomagnetic sensors installed underground on the streets and detect earth’s magnetic fields. When a vehicle comes, it will disrupt the field and the sensor will detect and send information to our server,” he said.

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