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The purpose of this paper is to present the idea of using cloud computing and RFID identification system in a car park. The presented system is able to navigate a vehicle to a parking space in the shortest time and to reduce traffic jams thanks to RFID transponders built in parking spaces. The system uses a combination of autonomous and master control to navigate the vehicles. It can execute different traffic scenarios depending on the availability of park spaces and navigate each vehicle using an autonomous route. A dedicated software algorithm for the navigation was also proposed and developed. The system utilizes an external cloud-based database of RFID transponders. A prototype model of car park equipped with RFID technology was designed and built to demonstrate the presented idea.