Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In Case You Need Street Parking on Your Next Road Trip

You might want to look for the new generation of parking meters.  

Paying for parking can be a pain in the neck.  Not enough coins.  It can be unclear where to pay.  Or how to signal to the metermanmaid that you have paid.  

This meter has it almost 100% handled in terms of transaction origination.  Adding a static 2D barcode on a sticker, unique to that particular meter, would be easy and accurate.  
With sensors embedded under the parking space, that metermanmaid's job is in peril.  The coin collector's job will fade as well.

The video is here.  I got tired of scaring myself to death when its loud audio auto-played.  There's a Wired ad at the front end.

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