The Right Coast

November 10, 2005
Its a new world
By Mike Rappaport

According to the Autopia:

This week XM Satellite Radio demonstrated technology that informs drivers of parking spot availability in a garage or lot. According to, the service would use color codes to indicate the percentage of available spots.

Why not take this principle the next step to street meters? Imagine if you could see the free spots near your favorite restaurant by overlaying meter data onto street maps. Now that would be worth paying for.