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BYU Students Launch AI App for Hassle-Free Parking Solutions in Provo Utah

By Katerina Gasset

You won't believe what I stumbled upon today. A group of BYU students is doing something so cool that I just had to share it with you all.

If you've ever driven around Provo, especially near BYU, you know the drill—finding parking can be as challenging as spotting a unicorn on a sunny day. But guess what? These smart cookies are using AI technology to take the pain out of parking, and I'm all here for it.

So, let's dive into what they're doing and why it's making waves in Provo.

The AI Parking Revolution in Provo

Parking in Provo has always been a bit of a headache, especially for students who seem to spend more time looking for parking than actually being in class. But a group of brainy students at BYU is changing the game. They've decided to tackle this age-old problem with a slice of the future—Artificial Intelligence.


Here's the scoop:

  • The Problem: Scarcity of parking spots near BYU, leading to missed classes, frustration, and the occasional parking ticket (ouch!).
  • The Solution: An AI-driven app that tells you where you can find an open parking spot in real time. Yes, you read that right. Real-time parking updates!

How Does It Work?

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Photo of a parkiing space at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah- Parking spaces like these are now easier to find with the AI Parking App launced by Provo Utah Students...

The tech behind this is pretty nifty. The app uses data and some serious AI algorithms to monitor parking spaces across Provo, especially those hotspots near BYU. It then feeds this information back to you, so you can head straight to an available spot without the usual merry-go-round routine.

Why It's a Game Changer

  • Saves Time: No more circling the block a gazillion times. This means more sleep in the morning (yay!) and less risk of being late.
  • Reduces Stress: Let's face it, fighting for parking can be stressful. This app takes the stress out of parking, so you're more zen and ready to tackle your day.
  • Eco-Friendly: Less time spent driving around looking for parking means less fuel wasted. Good for your wallet and the planet.

The Brains Behind the AI Parking App

This project isn't just a fluke. The team behind it is made up of some of BYU's finest, all pooling their talents to make parking a breeze. They're proof that when students put their minds to it, they can solve real-world problems in the most innovative ways.

Photo of a parking space surrounded by verdant trees similar to how the parking spaces in BYU look like except that it is filled with cars leaving no parking space for visitors and students- a problem solved through BYU students' AI parking app

Now, I haven't tried the app myself yet, but you bet I will. Anything to avoid the parking panic dance. Plus, supporting students in their quest to make life easier? Count me in!

Looking Forward

The future looks bright for parking in Provo, thanks to these students. Their AI parking solution is just the beginning. Imagine the possibilities as technology evolves and more areas can be covered.If they’re reading this I hope this technology gets used to the upcoming Stadium of Fire event. It’s the biggest and most fun event here in Provo, but parking and exiting Lavell Eduards Stadium has always been quite a hassle.

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So, there you have it—BYU students are on their way to solving one of the most persistent problems for students and residents alike. It's amazing what a bit of innovation, technology, and determination can do. I'm excited to see where this project goes and how it'll make our lives easier.


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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

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