Smartphone Parking San Francisco

I love to see truly innovative and useful applications of modern technology, especially when the technology makes the world a better place to live – and park.

Coming this Fall, San Francisco is going to implement a city-wide wireless alert system to some 6,000 of its 24,000 metered spots that will whisper sweet nothings to your cell phone and lovingly tell you when a spot has opened up.

For those without hi-end mobile devices, a more pedestrian “street sign” version will also display the information. Smarphone users may also be able to pay for parking using their devices once the system gets ironed out.

The system used by the city was created by a small tech company called Streetline, who are able to monitor up-to-date parking stats.

[Via The New York Times]

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