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A BLE-Based Pedestrian Navigation System for Car Searching in Indoor Parking Garages

Department of Information Management, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Hsinchu 30401, Taiwan
Sensors 2018, 18(5), 1442; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18051442
Received: 10 March 2018 / Revised: 27 April 2018 / Accepted: 2 May 2018 / Published: 5 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Fusion and Novel Technologies in Positioning and Navigation)
The continuous global increase in the number of cars has led to an increase in parking issues, particularly with respect to the search for available parking spaces and finding cars. In this paper, we propose a navigation system for car owners to find their cars in indoor parking garages. The proposed system comprises a car-searching mobile app and a positioning-assisting subsystem. The app guides car owners to their cars based on a “turn-by-turn” navigation strategy, and has the ability to correct the user’s heading orientation. The subsystem uses beacon technology for indoor positioning, supporting self-guidance of the car-searching mobile app. This study also designed a local coordinate system to support the identification of the locations of parking spaces and beacon devices. We used Android as the platform to implement the proposed car-searching mobile app, and used Bytereal HiBeacon devices to implement the proposed positioning-assisting subsystem. We also deployed the system in a parking lot in our campus for testing. The experimental results verified that the proposed system not only works well, but also provides the car owner with the correct route guidance information. View Full-Text
Keywords: positioning; navigation; car-searching; Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) positioning; navigation; car-searching; Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
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