Preferably, the parking meter is designed as a card (6) in which the components of the parking meter are embedded.
A metering device, for example a parking meter, for use with a magnetic card.
The invention also provides a parking meter casing that can be manufactured by simple means.
A parking meter unit (10) is disclosed for mounting in a vehicle.
The meters may be coin, bill or card operated and are useful for monitoring individual parking spaces designed to monitor conditions ambient to the parking meter and issue summons to vehicles violating the preset requirements.
The meter also has a microprocessor (28) with a memory (44) connected to the power supply.
A coin received in the meter causes a signal to be generated upon receipt of the coin by a sensor.
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.
The gateway transmits a second beacon message and the parking meter wakes up at the expiration of the sleep period using the synchronized internal time and receives the second beacon message.
Portable wireless parking meter comprising three separate elements that operate interactively, a main time management card (1), a time recharge device (2) and a signal receiver (3).