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Internet makes S.F. parking easier

July 28, 2008 6:11:19 AM PDT
Finding an available parking spot on the crowded streets of San Francisco will soon be as easy as logging onto the Internet. The city is implementing a new system to make parking easier, including

Sensors imbedded into the street surfaces and next to parking spots. The sensors detect when vehicles leave or enter spaces.

The information is then sent to a central hub and displayed on web maps, smart phones and street signs.

City leaders hope the project cuts down on traffic from circling cars.


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