Building a Parking Ticket Simulator Java

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Building a Parking Ticket Simulator Java

As a computer science student, building a parking ticket simulator is one of the popular assignments you’ll likely encounter on your way to becoming an expert programmer. A parking ticket simulator helps you understand what goes on inside a programmed parking meter and how it works. At the end, learn about - a AI Consumer Champion that helps fight parking tickets!

What Is a Parking Ticket Simulator?

A parking ticket simulator is a series of codes deployed to mimic and automate the process of timed parking. It also can mimic a penalty for a vehicle overstaying past its allotted time. Your simulated parking ticket should carry all relevant details of the issued vehicle including the color, number plate, type, and model of the car. Typically, when writing your codes you’ll have to build four sets of classes:

Class typeDescriptionComponent and function
The parked car classThis is the class that takes care of simulating a parked carThe components of this class will include the model of the car, its license number, the color, and the length of parking time.
The parking meter classThis simulates the workings of a parking meter situated close to the parked carThis component of the parking meter is a countdown timer to know the length of minutes purchased by the car owner, how long the car will be parked for, and by how many minutes it may exceed the allotted time.
The police officer classThis simulates the activities of a police officer inspecting parked carsThe basic role of the police officer class is to register the name and badge ID of a police officer, inspect the parked car class, inspect the parking meter class and reconcile both classes to determine if the parked car class has overstayed its parking time limits.

The police officer class also issues a parking ticket (from the parking ticket class) to the parked car class in the event of overstay.

The parking ticket classThis simulates the components and intent of a drafted parking ticketThe primary function of this class is to learn the details of the car in the parked car class, generate a notification of the specified amount of fine (you can assign a specific dollar value), and inform the police officer class of the violation.

You can also add additional fines for the specified number of minutes still spent (if any) after the expiration of time.

Why Use Java?

There are other programming languages like Python and C, but Java is most frequently used for this project because it is one of the early programming languages taught to students at the beginner level. With Java, you can be able to test a range of loops, arrays, and variables to build your idea. Before you begin your project, remember that your codes have to be:


Try using as few codes as possible to get your simulations up and running. A plethora of codes could get you overwhelmed and confused as a programmer and make it hard for others to help you out when you get stuck.


Be sure not to miss any inputs when creating your code. If you have any problems, show all other side-server codes and at what point they fit into the primary code for simulation you are writing.


Your code should be one that is capable of being reproduced to give the same result you have obtained under other circumstances.

Learning from DoNotPay Parking Ticket

DoNotPay is one of the very few companies that uses AI to fight for consumer rights. The service combines AI technologies to sort out traffic ticket complaints and bring justice. DoNotPay’s robot can also:

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You can learn about DoNotPay’s strings of successes in fighting parking tickets, protecting consumers, and helping send demand letters to companies.

Got a Parking Ticket in Real Life? Let DoNotPay Help

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  1. Create a account and find the Parking Ticket service
  2. Upload a photo of your parking citation
  3. Select a reason that describes what is wrong with the ticket
  4. Provide photo evidence to back your claim
  5. Have DoNotPay mail the appeal or send it yourself

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