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Parking Services proposal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015083D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a program that would help reduce parking congestion and is most appropriate in large parking structures. It will provide information on vacant parking stalls in advance and help streamline parking flow. It includes a future phase that users to reserve a parking stall. Abstract: This proposal is designed to reduce the existing parking congestion and promote efficiency and convenience to the consumers. The aim to obtain real time information that assists in predicting vacant parking stalls in a parking structure. Business Targets: This proposal can be implemented and altered accordingly in any sizeable parking structure or lot. Ideal targets would be international airports, hospitals/medical centers, amusement parks, stadiums, convention centers, casinos etc. Proposal Details: When people usually drive to their destination, they are oblivious to the number of vacant stalls and are seen circling parking lots to find a vacant stall. The idea here is to predict in advance and/or reserve a stall prior to reaching the destination. The primary design can be split in two phases that can be developed in an incremental approach. The first phase will consist of two LCD’s that will guide users to vacant stalls. The second phase will contain a Parking Reservation System (PRS) that will be installed in vehicles and will enable users to reserve a parking stall in the vicinity of the destination.