Driving to Orchard Road to catch a Saturday night movie - only to find the carpark is full. It's an all-too-familiar scenario for motorists here.
However, a smartphone application is being developed to help drivers anticipate just that situation and direct them to alternative parking spots.
Smart City Parking is being developed jointly by researchers from automotive supplier Continental, A*Star's Institute for Infocomm Research and the Technical University of Munich's Create centre here (TUM-Create).
"If you are heading to the city, it's hard to know if there are available lots," said TUM-Create researcher Daniel Zehe.