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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