Title: Online car parking booking system: the case of Jordan

Authors: Mahmoud Mohammad Migdadi; Abdel Raouf Dado; Othman Al Safadi; Hisham Shadid

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, P.O. Box 1438 Amman 11941, Jordan ' Bronze Medical Supplies Company, Al Khalil Complex, Abdullah Al Azab St 30, Amman, Jordan ' King Talal School of Business and Technology, Princess Suamaya University for Technology, Jordan ' King Talal School of Business and Technology, Princess Suamaya University for Technology, Jordan

Abstract: With the increase in population and economic development of modern society of world, more and more people have cars of their own. The result is that traffic jam is more often than ever before. What is worse, in the increasingly crowded cities is the possibility of not finding safe parking lot especially in such crowded areas which could be a frustrating experiment. As parking facilities grow large, drivers need advanced methods of parking to reduce inefficiencies in finding spaces. A solution to reduce the drivers' searching time for vacant car-park lots will greatly save time, reduce cost and improve the traffic flow in the car park areas. To this end, the researchers has created a web-based application (including PHP and MySQl server) which aims at providing its users (the drivers) several benefits-when they utilise it - such as provide real-time parking spot availability information in order to book a safe parking space any time and from any place, save them time and efforts, subscribe and pay electronically. In addition, the system allows parking owners and/or mangers to manage their own parking spaces bookings and subscriptions more efficiently.

Keywords: car parking; parking space management; web-based application; system analysis and design; Jordan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.091865

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.28 No.2, pp.214 - 245

Received: 13 Jun 2016
Accepted: 12 Nov 2016

Published online: 20 May 2018 *

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