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Street Parking Won't Be A Chore When Your BMW Finds Spots For You

A full third of all vehicular congestion in cities is estimated to be caused by people circling — and circling… and circling… and circling — as they look for parking. A new tool that will be onboard all new BMWs will aggregate real-time data to point drivers towards potential parking spaces and away from inevitable parking headaches.

Aussie Startup Is Airbnb For Parking

Nowhere to leave your car at work? A Melbourne team is making it easy to rent unused parking spots across Australia. Better yet, it’s free to put up a listing.

These New Parking Signs Are Brilliant, And Every City Should Copy Them

In the quest to make parking suck less, there are apps that help you find a space, and meters where you can pay with a swipe of your credit card. But Los Angeles has launched a simple, low-tech solution to make parking better: well-designed signage that offers no ambiguity whatsoever when it comes to where you can park, when you can park there, and how much it will cost.

This New Parking App Can Find Empty Spaces, No Sensors Required

Parking sucks, and that’s why there are apps to help your car find a vacant spot. The trouble is those solutions tend to require expensive sensors to be installed in each and every one of those potentially open spots. A new app called PocketParker instead leverages the power of passive, portable sensors — the ones already installed on your smartphone.

Apple Patent Helps Find Your Car Even When You Can't Get A Signal

A pair of new Apple patents explain how your phone could help you find your car in the parking lot, even if you’re struggling to get a phone signal and aren’t in range of a GPS satellite.

How More Bike Parking Could Make Cities Better For Everyone

Car parking remains a major part of our economy, and it is easy to realise why its availability and low price are clung to so fiercely. Parking allows access for customers to stores, employees to work, entrepreneurs to meetings, tourists to places where they can deposit all their money, the needy to services, residents to their homes. Because of this, it’s harder to see that the costs are so high that they outweigh all economic benefits provided.

All Parking Signs Should Be This Easy To Read

Parking signs can be some of the most confusing things on the planet. But designer Nikki Sylianteng is on a quest to change that, with a new style of sign which finally makes sense.

Robotic Forklift Valet Doesn't Even Need To See Inside Your Messy Car

Travellers flying out of Duesseldorf airport in Germany no longer have to worry about valets taking their cars for a joyride before they’re parked. A robot valet nicknamed Ray starts work today, and he’ll automatically deliver cars to a set of designated spots without even having to start them.

Google Now Can Remember Where You Parked

Google Now is getting a new superpower; it’s going to be able to remember where you parked. Using your phone’s sensors, it will figure out when you’ve exited a moving vehicle and remember your car’s location automatically, so you don’t even have to think twice.

Three Of The World's Prettiest Parking Garages Are In One Small City

Carparks are ugly by their very nature: they’re metal cages that take up valuable space in our cities to house our automobiles for a few high-priced hours. But not all carparks have to be ugly. In fact, three of the most beautiful are located within a few blocks of each other, in the city of Santa Monica, California.

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