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Old 07-15-2008, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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San Franís Smartphone Parking is an EcoParkerís Dream

San Franís Smartphone Parking is an EcoParkerís Dream

More than a few of the many tips you'll find on the EM hypermiling tip list deal with ways to avoid wasting gas in parking lots.

Ben just posted about plans in San Francisco to use smart phone capabilities to make finding a parking spot both more efficient and convenient:

San Francisco has an answer for both the anxiety and efficiency of finding a spot: Smartphone accessible parking spot details. Using small wireless sensors, parking spaces will be able to communicate with driverís smartphones in order to tell them where there are open spots. Itís also possible that in the future youíll be able to pay for parking over the phone, as well refill the meter without actually walking out to the spot.
This technology could be revolutionary, especially in congestion capitals like New York:

Not that New Yorkers need any reminders of their traffic problems, but a study released in June by Transportation Alternatives, a public transit advocacy group, reported that 28 percent to 45 percent of traffic on some streets in New York City is generated by people circling the blocks.
NYC recently saw itís congestion pricing plan fail, but if this system works in San Francisco I can see it reducing emissions, fuel use, and stress in congested cities around the world.
28-45% of drivers are circling looking for parking? That's nuts!

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