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The easy park lot

This is only the best idea EVER!!!
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Ok I had a bad case in a hospital parking lot, my brother had just cut his tendend and we drove to an insta care place not a hospital they told us to go to the hospital which we did, we looked around for parking on the streets, no way, so we go into the parking lot go up the the top floor (5) and no parking, keep in mind that my brother can't use his hand and this is a manual transmission,

so we go back down and after we start going back up on the 2nd floor we find a space that had been double parked by a ford F150 superduty, sense were in a compact car we squease in and my brother has to get out through the window and climb over the care with one hand not being able to use.

and now my solution, why not have an elevator that automaticlly directs and takes them to the floor with a space. then they are told which space to go to and before exiting the elevator they are givin a parking pass, now they drive to the parking space and there is a I don't know what you'd call it but a little hydrolic steal peace on the floor that you park on and get out, then put your parking pass in little slot on the wall in the middle of the lot or just on the ground, somewhere, when you put that in and your car automaticlly slides into place.

when you are ready to go just put you parking pass with the bar code on it in to the machine and your car comes out.

You would be desegnated to a specific space that would fit the needs of your car, this solves a lot of problems in my mind but it might create some too.

Half-Life, Sep 03 2002

one we half-baked earlier http://www.halfbake...20Parking_20Garages
similar sort of idea. [po, Sep 03 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

and then there was thumb's excellent IMHO idea. http://www.halfbake...20Space_20Increaser
[po, Sep 03 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Parking garage automation http://www.robopark.com/product.html
[half, Sep 03 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       The first thing that comes to mind is 'Why not let him out of the car before you park, so he doesn't have to climb out the window'. The rest I'll leave to someone else.
phoenix, Sep 03 2002

       he was driving, I didn't have a drivers licence at the time nor am I to good at a stick, good try though
Half-Life, Sep 03 2002

       cut his tendend, ouch, that sounds really painful.
po, Sep 03 2002

Half-Life, Sep 03 2002

       linky. don't you shout at me.
po, Sep 03 2002

       I'm sorry, tear tear
Half-Life, Sep 03 2002

       Spelling, grammar, and punctuation: please learn to use these, Half-Life.
XSarenkaX, Sep 03 2002

       Isn't school back in session yet?
RayfordSteele, Sep 03 2002

       Ya know guys I am in school, I don't know why you have to be so honory and mean to those who may not have gone to college yet, I think you better shut up and take a look at your own pathetic life buddy ok, I want you to do this right now, lets see how much in debt you are, how crapy your appartment is, and how lonley you are before you start to dis the younger minds, if you were smart you'd know that our minds are still developing, this kind of behavior means that you are a low life obvously with no children, no wife, and that you will probably never have on, why don't you try to find something to dis the subject on rather than me.
Half-Life, Sep 03 2002

       ommmmm! ommmmmm!   

       perhaps you could expand on your idea just a tad? especially as it is the "best idea ever"
po, Sep 03 2002

       You mean like this?
half, Sep 03 2002

       so it is, dare I say it? baked? 2 x sugar lumps to half-(ex-crazy)
po, Sep 03 2002

       Fishbone for spelling, grammar and rudeness.
madradish, Sep 03 2002

       Look, [Half-Life], just because you are "still in school" doesn't mean you cannot use correct grammar or be a positive addition to the Halfbakery. Just look at me, [watermelancholy], or [NickTheGreat]. We are all still in school, have not gone off to college yet, and dont live in a "crapy" apartment. Unless you are still trapped in the realms of preschool, I believe you are perfectly capable of reading the help file, using correct grammar, and possibly "lurking" a while to get the feel of the halfbakery.
BinaryCookies, Sep 04 2002

       Sorry, [Half-Life]. I was only being half-flippant. Since he had to drive, I guess I would have seen him in then called the parking attendant to have the F150 towed. Beyond that, you might have taken a cab or ambulance (if you're liquid enough).   

       It does make me wonder if there are any (public) hospitals that offer a valet service.
phoenix, Sep 04 2002

       actally there is valet service at his hospital and we could of had an ambulance, but sense valet parking is expencive and an ambulance costs around $800.00 we really didn't want to just because my brother is in his 3 year of college with a wife and a baby due on september 15
Half-Life, Sep 04 2002

       And I quote malradish: "Fishbone for spelling, grammar and rudeness."   

       If you want people to take you seriously you're going to have to fix that. Seriously. Type your ideas in Word and run spell-check before posting if you can't be troubled to do the work yourself.   

       (FYI, Word changed "spellcheck" to "spell-check" on my behalf. I practice what I preach.)
migennes, Sep 05 2002

       // I practice what I preach //   

       [migennes] I am flattered that you are quoting me, but you need to spell-check a little more carefully <g>.
madradish, Sep 05 2002

       I think its time to bake the " IP address searching dial-a-smite "
kaz, Sep 05 2002

       btw [half-life] just because you're in school doesn't mean that your mind is so mal-developed that you can't use your grammar correctly.
kaz, Sep 05 2002

       Well said [kaz]. I am often told that I have the juvenile mind of a child. Yet I cope reasonably well with the english language.   

       [Half-Life] The language that you use to describe an idea will have a great impact on the credibility it will receive. Even in an informal setting (the HB), with some quite silly ideas, if you are not careful with the language you choose you will get response like those here.   

       Now back to the essence of the idea... an elevator that automatically detects, and delivers, your car to a suitable parking space. Fair enough. Sounds good - but it appears to have been thought of (d'oh), as pointed out by [half].
Jinbish, Sep 05 2002

       Sorry *madradish*. It must have been pretty late. My custom dictionary now contains the newly coined word "malradish". Definition: a bad radish; an evil root vegetable. (I KNEW that would come back to haunt me.)
migennes, Sep 10 2002

       Any bouncers in the bakery?....spellcheck...yep ok.
skinflaps, Sep 10 2002

       Screaming and beating your knuckles on the ground when someone questions your poor spelling, grammar and punctuation is a bad idea. Most people learn them in early grade school, not college. The Halfbakery is full of pedants; "If'n y'all cain't stand th' heat, get outen th' kitchen."   

       Screaming and beating your knuckles on the ground when someone points out that your idea is both baked and half-baked is just as bad; doing both means you're likely to have a loud, short life on the .5bakery.   

       How about you delete this idea, and try again. Use something at least recognizably English, and drop the 'you all suck', 'kay?
StarChaser, Sep 11 2002

       Half-life, if you cannot be grammatically correct (something which is useful, but not necessary to the description of an intellectually elegant idea), do try to be succinct in your description of your proposed invention.   

       As I see it (with the help of [Jinbish]), your idea boils down to this:   

       A parking garage that is equipped with an elevator that, through a software or human-based tracking method, assigns your car a vacant parking space suited to your car upon entrance. A machine in the elevator dispenses a ticket with a magnetic strip that allows you to park your car on a movable steel plate, scan the ticket, and have the plate position the car in the correct space. The advantages are that you have room to get out of the car, which is convenient to you, and that the car can be parked in a very tight space, which is convenient to the profits of the garage.   

       This is a great idea. It is also, according to half's link, a very old idea, and therefore "baked."   

       Stop being defensive, and don't take cheap shots at what you assume about the lifestyles of the other members of this forum.   

       You obviously have a computer. Cut and paste your ideas to your word processor and use it to check your spelling. Think of it as a learning opportunity.   

       I certainly do.
Brackforn2, Sep 11 2002

       //My custom dictionary now contains the newly coined word "malradish". Definition: a bad radish; an evil root vegetable//   

       Hey! I resemble that remark.
madradish, Sep 11 2002

       As opposed to "madradish". Definition: an upset radish; or, an insane root vegetable. (Heh-heh-heh)
migennes, Sep 24 2002

       One idea I had for parking garages whose utilization is below 100% [note that some garages actually have utilization over 100%, and rely upon the ability of the aisles to hold cars that are aimlessly wandering around until a space appears] would be to have the ticket printing machine assign a space when the user arrives and print the space on a two-part ticket. One part of the ticket would be left on the dashboard (so an inspector could confirm that a parked car was in its assigned space) while the other would be carried by the owner (who could use it to help find his car on his return). Once the user clocked out of the garage, the space would then be added to the supply of available spaces again.
supercat, Sep 24 2002

       I had a similar idea, [supercat]. Except I got a bit more carried away. I thought that there would be inductive sensors to tell which spaces were occupied and that a computer could assign spaces according to optimization patterns, e.g. nearest the elevators first.
half, Sep 24 2002

       [half]: The only time the induction sensors would provide a benefit is by allowing a space to be made available as soon as a car leaves it, rather than when the car clocks out. While this would indeed be of some benefit in lots which are at or near 100% capacity (both for number of cars, and for ingress/egress) a cheaper alternative would be to provide enough "clocking-out" stations to ensure that people could clock out almost immediately after leaving their space. Note that the "clocking out" stations would not necessarily have to be "pay" stations; if the pay stations were congested, someone might clock out 57 minutes after arriving at the lot but not pay until 5 minutes later. In such case, they would only be charged for the 57 minutes since someone else would be able to use their space while they waited in the exit queue.
supercat, Sep 24 2002

       the description was too long soooooo..... i didn't read what it is about........
lumpysausage007, Feb 12 2005


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