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1. WO2020002978 - VEHICLE PARKING SPACE SHARING METHOD AND DRIVING CONTROL SYSTEM

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CLAIMS

1. A parking space sharing system which includes many vehicle parking areas (parking lots), automated vehicle identification devices, a control centre with a database of parking lots and spaces as well as a system booking interface accessible by users over the Internet, c h ar ac teri z ed in that the system is a closed type system consisting of a single parking lot (site) where sharing of parking spaces is only possible in the closed system, i.e. they can only be rented and leased by users of a particular parking lot (site) group.

2. The system according to claim 1, c h arac teriz e d in that the system is a closed corporation type system consisting of two or more geographically distant parking lots (sites) when sharing of parking spaces is possible only in the closed system, i.e. they can only be rented and leased by users of a particular parking lot or of a parking lot group.

3. The system according to any of claims from 1 to 2, ch arac te ri ze d in that the system is an open type system where parking spaces can be rented and leased by any system user.

4. The system according to any of claims from 1 to 3, ch arac te ri ze d in that the system consists of several levels of administrators:

the VPSSS administrator of the vehicle parking space sharing system who is the administrator of the (highest) Level 3 entitled to make changes in the system and all the parking lots;

the CPSS administrator of the centralized parking space system who is the centralized parking space system administrator of Level 2 entitled to make changes in the part which belongs to its parking lots;

the LPSSA local parking space sharing area administrator who is the administrator of Level 1 of a certain parking lot, he / she assigns the owner of each parking space who can further on make administrative arrangements of his / her space;

the PSO parking space owner or administrator of one or several spaces who is the administrator of Level 0 who owns one or several parking spaces and wants to lease them; and

the PST parking space tenants, i.e. the users who want to rent the parking spaces.

5. The system according to any of the above mentioned claims, ch ara c te ri z e d in that the every user of the sharing system has his / her own account in the system accessible online where data identifying the user and his / her vehicle is indicated.

6. The system according to claim 5, ch ar ac teriz e d in that the data includes user’s first name, last name, vehicle plate number, vehicle model and brand, the number of vehicle parking space, email address, phone number, the data of the bank account which is used for deduction of parking fees, the details of the hank account which is used to accept the parking fees.

7. A method for managing the parking space sharing system comprising the receipt of data about the availability of the unoccupied vehicle parking spaces in the parking lot or parking lots, generation of database of the available unoccupied parking spaces, the receipt of the user request on the unoccupied parking space(s), provision of information to the user on the unoccupied parking space(s), c h arac te rize d in that the effective participation in the booking and sharing of the unoccupied vehicle parking spaces is available not only to the VPSSS, CPSS or LPSSA - the highest level owners or administrators of the parking lot or group of parking lots - but also to the lower levels of administrators of a certain group of parking spaces and even the PSO, i.e. the lowest level individual parking space owners.

8. The method according to claim 7, ch ar ac te ri z e d in that only the VPSSS, CPSS or LPSSA can activate the sharing function for a parking lot or parking lot group.

9. The method according to claim 7, characterized in that the PSO can turn the sharing function on or turn it off completely if there is no such demand for a specific PSO.

10. The method according to claim 9, characterized in that only the user with a PSO status who wants to share his / her parking space(s) specifies in his / her account the sharing start and end dates and assigns the payment tariff type and rate desired for each sharing period.

11. The method according to claim 10, characterized in that the PSO sharing calendar can be used to set an unlimited time in the future, however, it can not exceed the duration of the system validity of the particular user’s number or group of numbers entered in the system.

12. The method according to claims 10 to 11, characterized in that the PSO may cancel or edit the sharing dates only if other users have not yet made a booking at that time.

13. The method according to claims 10 to 12, characterized in that, if the space has already been booked, only the administrator can cancel or edit the booking.

14. The method according to claim 7, characterized in that all the active users registered in the system can book the unoccupied parking spaces through the system booking interface accessible online.

15. The method according to claim 14, characterized in that in order to find the available parking spaces for the desired period the user must perform a search by entering the period in question, the number of spaces, the parking lot or location (city name or city street) into the booking field.

16. The method according to claim 14, characterized in that the user has to

select the desired service option, enter the vehicle plate number (VPN), if it is different from the one specified in his / her account, select a payment method for parking services and confirm the booking.

17. The method according to claim 16, ch arac te riz e d in that the same user can make several bookings that do not overlap in time if the booking is made for the same VPN, or several bookings overlapping in time if it is for different VPNs.

18. The method according to claim 17, ch arac teriz e d in that the user is informed by e-mail and / or by other electronic means about the booking confirmation; about the booking validity start - at a specified time; about the booking validity end - at a specified time, about the other changes.

19. The method according to claims 7 to 18, ch ar ac te riz e d in that the payment for parking services of a vehicle or vehicles is performed automatically by deducting the amount payable from the user’s bank account at the moment of exiting from the booked space parking lot or area.

20. The method according to claim 19, ch arac t eri z e d in that other payment methods are available for vehicle parking space rental, i.e. via an automatic pay station, via SMS, smart device application, hank transfer.

21. The method according to claims 7 to 20, ch ar ac t eriz e d in that at the end of each month, in case of using a chargeable closed type parking sharing system, a user report is generated and emailed to the PST parking space users.

22. The method according to claims 7 to 21, ch ar ac te riz e d in that the method uses a PST rating system where both the PST and PSO have to make as assessment of the service received / provided as a grading score and this rating can be further used to prohibit the users with lower scores to rent the parking spaces or to apply a higher rate to them.