Automatic car parking system


Automatic car parking system



Supriya Kayathi


Presentation: 1:00-3:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge



A smart parking solution that can autonomously park and retrieve cars without the need for human interaction is the automatic car parking system using Arduino and ultrasonic sensor. The device employs an ultrasonic sensor and an Arduino microcontroller board to detect the presence of an automobile and direct it to a predetermined parking location.The project requires basic understanding of electronics and programming, as well as components such as Arduino Uno or similar microcontroller board, ultrasonic sensors (HC-SR04), LCD screen, LED lights and arrows, motors and gears, power supply, breadboard and jumper wires.The system uses a series of ultrasonic sensors installed in the parking lot that are connected to the Arduino board. When a car enters the parking lot, the sensors detect its presence and guide it to an empty parking spot using LED lights and arrows displayed on an LCD screen. The system then parks the car automatically, using motors and gears to move the car to the designated spot.When the driver returns to retrieve the car, the system uses ultrasonic sensors and LCD screen to guide the driver to the parked car's location. The system then uses the same motors and gears to retrieve the car and move it to the exit, where the driver can take control of the vehicle.The code for the project requires a series of algorithms to detect the car's position, calculate the distance between the car and the sensors, and guide the car to the designated parking spot. The code must be optimized for efficiency and reliability to ensure that the system operates smoothly.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project 202310 CPS 592 M8

Primary Advisor

Andrew Rettig, Ryan Lambdin, Ruthvik Kolli

Primary Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Stander Symposium, School of Engineering

Automatic car parking system