Exterior Car Parking Assistance Algorithm Based on Reconfigurable System for Future Industry

Authors

  • Sethakarn Prongnuch Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, 1 U-Thong Nok Rd., Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4950-7078
  • Suchada Sitjongsataporn Department of Electronic Engineering, Mahanakorn Institute of Innovation (MII)Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology, 140 Cheumsamphan Rd., Nongchok, Bangkok, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jmm1550-4646.161210

Keywords:

Exterior car parking assistance, Embedded system, Hardware software co-design, Reconfigurable SoC

Abstract

A car accident while parking the car is caused by the car driver, who is invisible around the car. However, there are no solutions for parking assistance when the driver is outside the car. The objective of this paper is to propose a reconfigurable embedded system design by voice controlled parking assistance system for a prototype electric vehicle connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Hardware and software co-design using the Xilinx VIVADO as a software design tool is introduced. We design the hardware and software on an ARM multicore processor and the reconfigurable system board model ZYBO: XC7Z010 by considering it as hardware accelerator. The hardware of the proposed voice controlled exterior car parking assistance system is installed on the miniature electric vehicle. The experiments are tested successfully at the parking area for both reverse parking and reverse parallel parking. This proposed system is better suited for users so that they can control their car comfortably while parking safely.

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Author Biographies

Sethakarn Prongnuch, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, 1 U-Thong Nok Rd., Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand

Sethakarn Prongnuch received his B.Eng. degree in computer engineering from the Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011, and the M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees in computer engineering from the Mahanakorn University of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013 and 2019, respectively. He has worked as a lecturer at the department of computer engineering, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand since 2013. Currently, he is the head of the computer engineering department of the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. His research interests include architectures, applications, education and design techniques for FPGA technologies, computer architectures and systems, embedded system, and heterogeneous system architecture.

Suchada Sitjongsataporn, Department of Electronic Engineering, Mahanakorn Institute of Innovation (MII)Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology, 140 Cheumsamphan Rd., Nongchok, Bangkok, Thailand

Suchada Sitjongsataporn received her B.Eng. (first-class honors) and D.Eng. degrees in electronic engineering from the Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 2002 and 2009, respectively. She has worked as a lecturer at the department of electronic engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology since 2002. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Mahanakorn University of Technology since 2019. Her research interests are in mathematical and statistical models in the area of adaptive signal processing for communications, networking, embedded system, and image and video processing.

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2020-08-21

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Smart Innovative Technology for Future Industry and Multimedia Applications