application

name of the application

CrowdPark

Reference

author(s), year

Yan et al, 2011

Description

short description of the application (one-two sentences)

A crowdsourcing platform that enables users to reserve parking spots.

deployment

status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration, …)

testing

Target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists, …

car drivers

software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

transport mode

which modes of transport can be monitored (bicycle, public transportation, car, …)

car

coordination

who can launch a campaign

not defined

Sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain data

GPS

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

Location data and time.

what type of qualitative data is gathered

The rating of the parking switch.

what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health ; What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)

Provides the location of the soon-to-be free parking space and the time when it becomes available.

reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

not defined

visualisations

method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

not defined

incentives

self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

Game theoretical design: a buyer who successfully parks at a reserved spot can re-sell that spot through the CrowdPark system if they tell the truth.

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?

The results can not be directly consulted because of the experimental phase of the project.

limitations

gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

Malicious sellers, profitability of the service, honesty of the buyers, inaccuracy of the GPS-signals, uncertainty in buyer arrival and seller departure.

remarks

other important remarks for the review, links to other projects, …

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