Augmented reality to direct app users to available parking spots at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed rovers on Mars, flown spacecrafts into orbit around mysterious worlds, and soon, they may even have parking that isn’t a complete mess.
Finding a spot at the NASA facility in the hills of La Canada Flintridge has been a headache for decades. The city-sized campus has more than 5,500 employees, before another 1,000 interns show up every summer.
“There’s a scarcity of parking, there are too many cars and not as many spaces,” said Laura Fisher, with JPL Spark, a division focused on innovations in the workforce.
More spaces aren’t planned, so JPL is looking to make lemonade with the unparked lemons they’ve got. Their high tech solution will combine sensors at the entrances and exits of each lot with an app that automatically directs employees to available parking.