Error in Inheritance, Forward Declaration and Aggregation

  aggregation, c++, forward-declaration, inheritance

I have a base class Vehicle, a child class Scooter and a class which holds an aggregation relation to Vehicle, called Management.

This is the code of management.h:

class Scooter;
class Management
..                      //(some methods use the Scooter type)


This is an example of a method in management.cpp:

bool Management::compare_scooter(std::shared_ptr<Scooter> scooter1, std::shared_ptr<Scooter> scooter2){

    return (scooter1->getBatteryLevel() > scooter2->getBatteryLevel());       

In management.cpp "scooter.h" is included.
Scooter inherits from Vehicle like this:

class Scooter : public Vehicle

Now, my question is: if I try including "scooter.h" inside management.h (leaving the include in management.cpp too) I get this error, why do I get this error:

management.cpp:47:13: error: cannot initialize object parameter of
type ‘const Vehicle’ with an expression of type
‘std::__shared_ptr_access<Scooter, __gnu_cxx::_S_atomic, false,
false>::element_type’ (aka ‘Scooter’)

My second question is, why you wouldn’t be able to just include scooter.h to use Scooter in Managment and instead of using a forward declaration.

I appologise if this is a bit vague, please tell me if this is the case I will try to provide more information.


This is the code in the vehicle.h file:

class Vehicle

This is the code in the vehicle.cpp file:

Vehicle::Vehicle(GPSPos where, const Management* comp) :
    batteryLevel{100.0f}, currentPosition{where}, startRent{nullptr}, company{comp}

.. some methods

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