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Front. Blockchain | doi: 10.3389/fbloc.2019.00006

Parkchain: A blockchain powered parking solution for Smart Cities

 Jennath Hassan Sabeela1, 2*,  Adarsh S1, 2,  Nikhil V. Chandran1, 2, Ananthan R3, sabir A1, 2 and  Asharaf S1
  • 1Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IITMK), India
  • 2Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India
  • 3Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, India

With the advances happening in the area of urbanization, with increased demand for dwellings and ever growing number of vehicles on road, finding a parking spot has become one of the major pain points for the citizens. This is mainly due to the limited parking spaces in the urban areas. To overcome this limitation, one solution is to create more parking spaces. In this work we propose a Blockchain based solution, where parking pools can be created by developing a transparent platform where individuals can rent out their unused land for a stipulated amount of time with little or no legal hassles. A non-fungible token system representing unique parking lots will be created for transparency of the entire system. This also has the added advantage of generating revenue from their otherwise unused property. Smart contracts over Blockchain enforces the contractual agreement between the participants ensuring financial transparency in the proposed system.

Keywords: Blockchain, IoT, Smart city, Land leasing, Ethereum blockchain, Smart contract

Received: 22 Mar 2019; Accepted: 08 Jul 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Hassan Sabeela, S, Chandran, R, A and S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mrs. Jennath Hassan Sabeela, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IITMK), Thiruvananthapuram, India, jennath@gmail.com