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System and Method to Locate Cars in Parking Lot Smartly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000206834D
Publication Date: 2011-May-10
Document File: 6 page(s) / 310K

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Abstract

This idea leverages cars parked in parking lot to guild people find the right path to their car. The system consists of sensor monitor, controller, a parking sensor, parking agent and smart key which work together to process car parking, finding and leaving.

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System and Method to Locate Cars in Parking Lot Smartly

How to find cars in a complex building? Currently, there're many car parking guide system in complex buidling. But when you return and want to find your car is still a problem. Our idea is going to solve this kind of problems through IOT technology.

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Leverage cars parked in parking lot to guild people find the right path to their car.

A smarter car finding system which consists of

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A sensor monitor

(Parking Monitor) to receive/send messages from/to enhanced key.

A controller

(Parking Controller) to compute the right path.

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Parking sensor at each parking lot to sense the car and report the location.

A parking agent in car to

Receive/send message from/to Parking Sensor


Sparkling light as the signal based on command from Parking Controller

Enhanced key to the car - Smart Key

As the trigger to start

/stop car searching

As the display to show the license plate sequence which compose the path to destination

A smarter method to find the car and guild the user

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Process of car parking Process of car finding Process of car leaving

Technical advantages

Provide an intelligent method to help users easily find their car in parking lot; Minor modifications to existing systems.

Business value

Help IBM provide more competitive Smarter Building solutions.

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System Diagram


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