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Method and System for Parking and Fetching Vehicles in a Parking Area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243082D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 155K

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Abstract

A method and System for automatically parking and fetching of vehicles in a parking area so as to improve parking density of the parking area

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Method and System for Parking and Fetching Vehicles in a Parking Area

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically parking and fetching vehicles in a parking area so as to improve parking density of the parking area.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, a driver/owner of a vehicle with self-driving capability is requested to enter a staging area. The staging area is provided for drivers to exit before the vehicle is parked and to enter when it is recalled, thus allowing vehicles to be parked more closely together since no extra room is needed to open and close doors once the vehicle is parked.

Once the vehicle is left at the staging area, control of the vehicle is handed over to an orchestrator. While taking the control, the orchestrator gathers information pertaining to the vehicle. The information includes recall time, battery/fuel status, occupancy status, dimensions and movement capabilities of the vehicle. In an exemplary embodiment, the information is collected using one or more sensors included in the system.

The information about the recall time enables the orchestrator to take some risk in stacking some vehicles in the back such that such vehicles would be difficult or impossible to recall before others are moved, based on certainty of the projected recall time. Further, the information about recall time enables the orchestrator to arrange vehicles to minimize movement when vehicles are recalled.

Similarly, the information about the dimensions of each vehicle and movement capabilities of each vehicle helps the orchestrator to calculate space that is needed for each vehicle.

Once the information is collected, the orchestrator analyses the information and computes a best parking location for the vehicle based on the information. For example, the orchestrator identifies a best parking location based on the dimension of the vehicle and the recall time.

Accordingly, the vehicle is directed towards the parking location. The system, if required, may move other vehicles which are already parked in the parking area.

Moving on, the orchestrator may receive a recall request for moving out a vehicle. The orchestrator validates authenticity of the recall request. Thereafter, the orchestrator calculates best sequence to retrieve the vehicle considering the parking location of the vehicle. In an embod...