Apple Patents Method for Locating a Vehicle in a Parking Garage

Apple Patents Method for Locating a Vehicle in a Parking Garage

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Apple has filed a patent for a method of locating a vehicle in a parking garage using a portable computer device such as the iPhone.

The iPhone would be able to communicate with a parking system that manages the structure in order to locate your vehicle. Communication between devices can be based on one or multiple connections such as Bluetooth or Bluetooth LE.

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A portable computing device can, while in a parking structure, determine whether a vehicle associated with the portable computing device is currently in a parked state. If the vehicle is currently parked, the portable computing device can request and receive location information from a first set of one or more wireless sensors situated within the parking structure. Based on the received information, the portable computing device can determine a parking location for the vehicle. Thereafter, the portable computing device can be moved away from the parking structure, and subsequently returned.

Upon returning to the parking structure, the portable computing device can request and receive location information from a second set of one or more wireless sensors of the parking structure. The second set of wireless sensors can be situated in an area within the parking structure that is different from the area where first set is situated. Based on the received information, the portable computing device can determine its current location. Thereafter, the portable computing device can use its current location and the previously determined parking location for the vehicle to generate guidance information. The guidance information can be presented to a user in order to direct the user to the vehicle.
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Apple Patents Method for Locating a Vehicle in a Parking Garage

Apple Patents Method for Locating a Vehicle in a Parking Garage

Apple Patents Method for Locating a Vehicle in a Parking Garage
lensomse - October 23, 2014 at 8:18pm
A lot of people forget where they parked their cars and they would find this application very useful. Nowadays a lot of new technologies like parking sensors and blind spot detection are used in vehicles, the http://www.collisionrepairexperts.com specialists can give you more details about such technologies and would surely help you in finding the best one suitable for your car.
lamonte - July 4, 2014 at 1:07pm
I would surely need this application when I go in town for shopping, the mall`s parking lot is huge and sometimes I spend more than 10 minutes to search for my car. Now my car is being repaired by the specialists from Excel Auto but when it will be finished I will buy this app to make sure I will find my car very fast.
justabrake - April 26, 2013 at 9:21am
SIRI find my car ! Apple has one thing in mind and that is the one with the most patents wins
iPhoneEverything - April 25, 2013 at 9:25pm
Its a good idea to just add to the already good phone apple trying to move into cars now
davidupa - April 25, 2013 at 8:38pm
WTF this is that shocking new "breakthrough" ? Useless like passbook, nike+, newstand. Pathetic ....
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