To solve the difficult parking problem, developing a mechanical parking device is a practical approach. Aiming at longitudinal parking, a novel compact double-stack parking system is put forward based on a 1-DOF (degree of freedom) cam-linkage double-parallelogram mechanism. Due to the unique structure, the whole device can be driven by a single motor to realize three motion periods, including lifting, translation, and fillet transition. Meanwhile, all parts of this compact mechanism can be well contained in the filleted rectangular trajectory. This rectangular trajectory is essential that we no longer need to take out the ground vehicles so as to realize stack parking. Furthermore, to overcome the singularity collinear problem of the parallelogram which may lead to the polymorphic state, the double-parallelogram mechanism is proposed to maintain the orientation of the parking platform. The digital simulation and kinetostatic analysis results demonstrate the feasibility that this novel cam-linkage double-parallelogram mechanism can improve the space utilization of the residential area, alleviate the parking problem, and can be quickly put into application on campuses or streets in a short period.
An Efficient Parking Solution: A Cam-Linkage Double-Parallelogram Mechanism Based 1-Degrees of Freedom Stack Parking System
Contributed by the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee of ASME for publication in the Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. Manuscript received November 30, 2018; final manuscript received April 22, 2019; published online May 17, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Andrew P. Murray.
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Zhang, C., Zhang, X., Ye, H., Wei, M., and Ning, X. (May 17, 2019). "An Efficient Parking Solution: A Cam-Linkage Double-Parallelogram Mechanism Based 1-Degrees of Freedom Stack Parking System." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. August 2019; 11(4): 045001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4043688
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