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App makes parking tickets go away with a snap
Outsourcing painful tasks has been made infinitely easier with smartphones, especially through snap-and-send apps such as PaperKarma — which identifies junk mail and automatically unsubscribes users. Working on a similar concept, Fixed enables users to simply take a photo of their parking tickets and have them challenged in court by an expert team. READ MORE…
In South Korea, vacant parking lots automatically alert drivers using nothing but balloons and string
While Germany’s ParkTag app uses smartphone-enabled crowdsourcing to alleviate the stress of finding a parking space, sometimes solutions can take a much more modest form. The Here campaign uses a simple balloon system to let drivers instantly know when a parking lot space is free. READ MORE…
High-tech parking meters detect vehicles and charge accordingly
Parking in the city can be a nightmare, which is why startups such as ParkTag have aimed to use crowdsourced data to let drivers know when a space becomes free near them. Now KERBspace is using tech to help parking meter operators to make the ticketing process more seamless. READ MORE…
App enables wheelchair users report abuse of disabled parking spaces
Innovations such as Accessibility View have helped wheelchair users to easily find their way around the city, but sometimes these facilities aren’t available – for example if disabled parking spaces are taken up by those without a licence to use them. Parking Mobility is an app that empowers disabled people to report abuse of reserved spaces, while also raising money for relevant charities. READ MORE…
App helps local communities to share parking spaces
We recently wrote about Mapkin, the app for drivers that enables them to create customized routes for friends, making driving more social. Another app harnessing people’s networks of friends and family is ParkTag, which alerts users looking for a parking spot when someone they know has just vacated one near to them. READ MORE…
In Argentina, parking lot operator accepts barter as payment
Hard on the heels of our recent story about Stockholm’s Clarion Hotel, which lets artists pay for a night’s stay with their work, comes word of yet another enterprise accepting barter payments. The spotting this time? None other than a parking lot in Mendoza, Argentina, that enables patrons to pay for their parking with items they no longer need.  READ MORE…

Service warns motorists before they receive a parking ticket

We’ve seen an app designed to help motorists avoid picking up tickets, and we’ve seen communities band together to provide extra parking for one another. It wasn’t until recently however, that we came across Ticket Angels, which combines aspects of both with a ticket prevention service monitored by watchmen within a community. READ MORE…
 
Mobile app offers comprehensive parking assistance
Technology is increasingly being recruited to make parking easier, such as through in-ground sensors that alert drivers to vacant spots. Now, German design firm Wunderstadt’s new mobile app Parkbud, offers a suite of functions designed to take the stress out of the parking experience. READ MORE…