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PGIP - Process and tool for parking location selection and payment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245685D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

This disclosure describes a method for assessing the validity of a parking space by unifying existing technologies to aid a user in finding a valid location. Real time data based on the state of the car and geolocation data is gathered and then assessed to indicate to the user whether the space is valid and how much it may cost.

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PGIP - Process and tool for parking location selection and payment

Parking for people familiar with towns and cities can be difficult enough but for visitors coming into new and unfamiliar areas, it can be a source of stress and confusion. Parking is subject to regulations depending on whether it is privately managed or offered by the local authorities. It is not always obvious where parking is permitted or during what times. Although this information is generally available on local websites it is not something that is readily accessible by drivers on the move and can be difficult to interpret in an unfamiliar location or by people visiting from other countries.

    The ambiguity of the status of parking or the risk of receiving a parking ticket can result in space being under utilised, contributing to pressure on the area's other available parking.

    People do not always carry change around for parking meters and pay stations. Some parking solutions do allow online payment.

    Existing solutions tend to be focused on providing information on currently available parking spaces, and on improving efficiency primarily from a car park operation point of view. The solution we describe here is consumer-focused, and provides a complete solution. This solution provides an additional facility for real time parking reservation and enhanced features for drivers who have specific needs - for example, disabled blue badge holders.

    This solution is focused on unifying some of the existing technologies and data into a more comprehensive and user friendly offering.

    The solution radically changes the way vehicles are parked. The driver is provided with real time information on the validity of the selected parking location. The driver is given the means of paying for the location, if it is valid.

    This is achieved by combining the input of several sensors from the vehicle and additional dat...