Testing phase begins for Smartphone parking app

July 1, 2011

ASHEVILLE – Starting today, iPhone and Android users can begin using a free app that will assist in locating available parking downtown.

“Parker” shows real-time parking availability and is being tested in 50 downtown spaces now through September.

Parker’s sensors communicate wirelessly, signaling to Smartphone users whether spots are occupied or vacant. The app will also collect data that reveals local parking patterns.

Parker was developed by the San Francisco-based company, Streetline, Inc.  It functions hands-free, automatically following a user’s position and orientation, similar to GPS navigation applications.  No interaction with the phone should be necessary once the application is started.

The app debuted in December in Los Angeles, and is also being used in New York City; Fort Worth, Texas; and Washington, D.C.

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Filed under: City News,City Parking Garages,Transportation

3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Jeremy T  |  July 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    practical ideas like this are great.
    open source it!

  • 2. Gerry the best GPS guy  |  August 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Interesting post and the topic of which I had read about elsewhere but not to the same degree.
    I wonder how long it will take for this technology to spread tp places like Canada and Australia where distance from a to b is max.

  • 3. SEO Singapore  |  August 25, 2011 at 12:40 am

    It is very interesting post. I wonder how long it will take for this technology to spread the places like Australia and Canada where distance for a to b is max.

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