18 May '11, 12pm

Streetline: Parking App is Just the Beginning

Streetline: Parking App is Just the Beginning

Just about every time a new electric vehicle charging station is installed in America, I get a press release about it. But what about the other 256 million vehicles on the road in the U.S.? Although they don’t need to plug in, regular cars need somewhere to park, too. Streetline , a California startup, has an app for that: Parker. The company installs sensors in parking spots so that consumers can go onto their iPhone or Android and check to see where spots are available. Even if your city doesn’t have sensors, Parker announced on Wednesday an updated app to offer services such as mobile payment options in 84 U.S. locations, timers to let you know when to get back and pump more coins into the meter, a tracker to find your car, and other upgrades. The idea of finding spots more easily, and collecting data about them, is appealing to drivers, merchants and cities alike. “Par...

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