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1. (WO2003058562) ENHANCED PARKING METER UTILIZING USER IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/058562    International Application No.:    PCT/US2002/041636
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2003 International Filing Date: Dec 28, 2002
IPC: G07B 15/02
G07F 17/24
G07F 7/00
G01S 13/04
Applicants: BAHAR, Reuben
Inventors: BAHAR, Reuben
Title: ENHANCED PARKING METER UTILIZING USER IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
Abstract:
An enhanced parking meter system utilizing user identification technology to achieve improved efficiencies in the enforcement and regulation of parking meters (3, 15, 21, 26). A user and/or vehicle (1) is identified by communication of user data into the parking meter system. If the meter (3) becomes expired with the vehicle (1) remaining in the parking space (2), a citation will be electronically processed, in accordance with the user data, and thereafter delivered to the user or vehicle owner. Recognition of the user and/or vehicle further enables the system to limit the individual's and/or vehicle's parking time in front of a particular meter (3) or designated cluster of meter. This would help regulate traffic within a municipality district as well as prevent people from parking in a metered location for excessive periods of time.