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1. (WO2017019940) VIRTUAL PARKING LOTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/019940    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/044650
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G06K 9/00
Applicants: MUNICIPAL PARKING SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: MORAN, Mark, J.
KELLEY, Richard, W.
SCHMIDT, Marcus, N.
COLLINS, David, E.
Title: VIRTUAL PARKING LOTS
Abstract:
A central computing system is configured to monitor quotas for multiple different classifications of vehicles that park in a parking facility. License plate reading (LPR) cameras read the license information of each vehicle entering and exiting a parking facility. The vehicle images or identifications are communicated to the central computing system which updates its database and monitors each virtual lot in the parking facility according to quotas, prices and other parameters for each corresponding class of vehicles. Control gates can be provided at entrances and exits to the parking facility. A parking kiosk can be provided to the parking facility that is networked with the central computing system.