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4 Local UD Students Invent A Smart Parking Drone

Four students from the University of Dubai (UD) succeeded in creating innovative parking lot designs for cars. The idea of the project aims to facilitate the process of organizing and tracking cars in public car parkings and storage areas.

The project was designed by four students from the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Dubai (CEIT – UD), Hamdan Mohammed bin Dalmouk, Abdullah Issa bin Thani, Rashid Mohammed Al Rayes and Mohammed Hamad Al Rahoumi.

 The design of the project was supervised by Dr. Sami El Miniawy, a professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University.

Dr. El Miniawy said that there are many advantages to this project which has multiple commercial horizons and aspects that can contribute to organizing parking lots in an easier and faster way. “ It is possible for this idea to organize and keep up with the huge increase in the number of vehicles and cars,” he added.

UD President Dr. Eesa Bastaki praised the efforts of the students and appreciated their ability to innovate and create a distinguished idea that can be used in the commercial field, pointing out that the UAE has encouraged students to innovate by launching its free zone entrepreneurship programs to embrace ideas proposed by students and universities.

He added that the University is always working to interact with the community in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship because “no nation can develop and thrive without innovation and the use of advanced technology.”

He pointed out that youngsters have the ability to build different solutions that can multiply their impact on a large scale, and our role is to facilitate this and provide young entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform their innovative ideas into practical solutions and products.

The student, Hamdan bin Dalmouk, the project coordinator, explained that this system is implemented through the use of a drone equipped with a system based on the radio frequency identification technology connected to the computer, which starts reading the cards affixed to the cars to identify and collect the required information about them such as the number, color and the number of the parking lot in which it is located.

“This innovative method is one of the latest technologies to monitor vacancies in parking spaces, reduce waiting times, reduce the time taken to determine the parking space, and automatically identify cases of violations every hour,” he said.

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