Journal of Advances in Technology and Engineering Research
Journal ISSN: 2414-4592
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Received: 05 May 2016
Accepted: 29 May 2016
Published: 21 June 2016
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  • Finding your car in the car park; Only use a smartphone

Zhao Liu , Weiwei Chen , Zhigang Li

Published online: 2016


As we know, remembering where a car is parked in a large parking port is very difficult. Even with an indoor positioning system, if we don’t mark the car’s position previously, it can be a hard work to get back to the car. To improve the situation, this paper presents a solution based on magnetic information matching and pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR). By recording the user’s moving trace with pedestrian dead reckoning and use of magnetic information matching to find the right turning direction at the turning point, this paper brings up a new way to find the user’s car in a car park without using pre-deployed infrastructure or radio signals. The experiments show that the new solution can navigate the user back to the car successfully.