The on-street parking system is an indispensable part of civic projects, as it provides travelers and shoppers with parking spaces. With the recent in-ground sensors deployed throughout the Melbourne central business district (CBD), there is a significant problem on how to use the sensor data to manage parking violations and issue infringement notices efficiently in a short time-window. In this paper, we use a large realworld dataset with on-street parking sensor data from the local city council, and establish a formulation of the traveling officer problem with a general probability-based model. We propose two solutions using a spatio-temporal probability model for parking officers to maximize the number of infringing cars caught with limited time cost. Using real-world parking sensor data and Google Maps road network information, the experimental results show that our proposed algorithms outperform the existing patrolling routes.
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs)
- parking sensor data
- parking violation management
- smart cities