The parking issue is a very common problem in cities with heavy traffic now a days. It may often take several minutes for a driver to find a free space to park his car, thus wasting his precious time. The best solution to this issue is Smart Parking.
An application named “Parker” has been developed that helps the driver to find a free parking space by the help of his smartphone. It directs you to the closest free space available without wasting your time.
Smart parking is going to be practised in England for the first time. And for this purpose electronic sensors have been inserted in about 200 parking lanes. It costs about 300 dollars for installation of a single sensor and an additional payment of 120 dollars per year as a license fee for the software.
How does the Parker App work?
After the installation of sensors, each of them can inform a control center whenever a car is parked within their range.
In order to use this application, simply activate it. It will show you a ParkNow number being listed on the meter.Type this number and your credit card info. It will show nearest available parking spots along with the expected cost by using Google Maps.
This application is completely free to use, and is available for Apple iPhone and some Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4.
List of streets in Manchester to place Sensors:
- Hilton St.
- Faulkner St.
- King St.
- Newton St.
- Spear St.
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