US 11,654,788 B2
Method for operating a charging station, for a motor vehicle, and corresponding charging station
Stefan Duensbier, Regensburg (DE)
Assigned to AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)
Appl. No. 16/764,509
Filed by AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)
PCT Filed Sep. 25, 2018, PCT No. PCT/EP2018/075889
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 15, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/096474, PCT Pub. Date May 23, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2017 220 693.4 (DE), filed on Nov. 20, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0384877 A1, Dec. 10, 2020
Int. Cl. B60L 53/66 (2019.01); B60L 53/68 (2019.01); B60L 53/65 (2019.01); G07B 15/02 (2011.01); G08G 1/017 (2006.01); G08G 1/14 (2006.01)
CPC B60L 53/66 (2019.02) [B60L 53/65 (2019.02); B60L 53/68 (2019.02); G07B 15/02 (2013.01); G08G 1/0175 (2013.01); G08G 1/146 (2013.01); B60L 2240/70 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for operating a charging station for a motor vehicle having an electric energy store, comprising:
monitoring a parking area of the charging station using a monitoring device which operates independently of the charging station,
determining an availability status of the parking area,
transmitting the availability status to a control center via a communication connection, and
providing, by the control center, the availability status to the motor vehicle when requested by the motor vehicle,
wherein the charging station comprises an energy supply device for supplying electric energy to the electric energy store during a charging process,
wherein a preliminary parking time, describing a time period before the charging process is started but after the motor vehicle is parked in the parking area, is determined based on the availability status,
wherein a parking violation notice is sent to the motor vehicle and/or an operator of the motor vehicle when the preliminary parking time exceeds a preliminary parking threshold, and
wherein the preliminary parking threshold is shortened in response to a notification regarding an incoming motor vehicle which differs from the motor vehicle.