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Plot parking space

Description

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plot(space) plots a bird's-eye view of a parking space. Use this plot to examine the dimensions, angle, color, and type of a parking space before adding it to a parking lot.

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plot(space,Origin=visibility) sets the visibility of the parking space origin to "on" or "off".

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Explore the various parking lots that you can create by using predefined layouts as well as the options for configuring those layouts.

Define the parking space used to populate the parking lot. Modify the width, length, or angle of the space and the width and strength of its lane markings. Plot the parking space.

width = 2.6; % m
length = 5.5; % m
angle = 90; % deg
markingWidth = 0.15;
markingStrength = 1;

space = parkingSpace(Width=width, ...
                    Length=length, ...
                    Angle=angle, ...
                    MarkingWidth=markingWidth, ...
                    MarkingStrength=markingStrength);
plot(space)

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Parking Space contains 2 objects of type patch, line.

Create a driving scenario containing a 50-by-50 meter parking lot. Specify a predefined parking lot layout and a minimum driving lane width. The generated parking lot fills with as many parking spaces that fit the layout as possible given the minimum driving lane width constraint. Modify the parking space, layout type, and driving lane width, and observe the effects on the parking lot. For example:

  • As you increase the size of the parking space or the minimum driving lane width, the number of parking grids that fit in the middle of the parking lot decreases.

  • If you select the HorizontalWithEdges or VerticalWithEdges layout, one edge has fewer spaces than the others. This edge contains a driving lane of width DrivingLaneWidth that enables vehicles to enter the parking lot.

scenario = drivingScenario;
vertices = [0 0; 50 0; 50 -50; 0 -50];
parkingLayout = "Vertical";
drivingLaneWidth = 2.6; % m

parkingLot(scenario,vertices, ...
    ParkingSpace=space, ...
    ParkingLayout=parkingLayout, ...
    DrivingLaneWidth=drivingLaneWidth);

plot(scenario)

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 3 objects of type patch, line.

Create a parking lot that contains a mixture of parking spaces, no-parking areas, and accessible spaces.

Define the parking space to use in the parking lot. Use the default settings. Plot the space.

space = parkingSpace;
plot(space,Origin="off")

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Parking Space contains an object of type patch.

Define the no-parking areas to use in the parking lot. Specify a color of white and a width that is one meter less than the width of the default parking space. Plot the space.

noSpace = parkingSpace(Type="NoParking",Width=(space.Width - 1),MarkingColor="White");
plot(noSpace,Origin="off")

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title No Parking contains an object of type patch.

Define the accessible parking space to use in the parking lot. Specify a width that is one meter more than the width of the default parking space. Plot the space.

accessibleSpace = parkingSpace(Type="Accessible",Width=(space.Width + 1));
plot(accessibleSpace,Origin="off")

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Accessible Parking Space contains 4 objects of type patch.

Create a driving scenario containing a parking lot with a nonrectangular layout. Plot the parking lot and display the edge numbers along which you can add parking spaces.

scenario = drivingScenario;
vertices = [0 0; 32 -10.5; 32 -50.5; 25 -57.5; 0 -57.5];
lot = parkingLot(scenario,vertices);
plot(scenario,ParkingLotEdges="on")

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 7 objects of type patch, line, text.

Insert default parking spaces along the first three edges of the parking lot. To avoid overlapping parking spaces, make these adjustments to the insertions:

  • Along edge 1, insert only 10 spaces.

  • Along edge 2, offset the spaces by 5 meters from the first vertex of the edge.

  • Along edge 3, offset the spaces by 3 meters from the first vertex of the edge.

numSpaces = 10;
insertParkingSpaces(lot,space,numSpaces,Edge=1)
insertParkingSpaces(lot,space,Edge=2,Offset=5)
insertParkingSpaces(lot,space,Edge=3,Offset=3)

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 23 objects of type text, patch, line.

In the center of the parking lot, insert a 2-by-10 grid of parking spaces containing 8 columns of default spaces, 1 column of no-parking areas, and 1 column of accessible spaces.

insertParkingSpaces(lot,[space noSpace accessibleSpace],[8 1 1],Position=[12 -18],Rows=2)

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 28 objects of type text, patch, line.

Input Arguments

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Parking space, specified as a parkingSpace object.

Visibility of parking space origin, specified as "on" or "off". The origin is located on the upper-left corner of the parking space.

Data Types: char | string

Version History

Introduced in R2021b