Fort Lauderdale and Streetline Launch Smart Parking App Parker(TM) in Florida
FOSTER CITY, Calif. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Fort Lauderdale is implementing technology from Streetline aimed at making it easier to find parking downtown. Using Streetline's sensor-enabled Smart Parking system, and Parker(TM), a free smartphone app, motorists can see open parking spaces in real-time, reducing the time and energy spent searching for parking.
Sensors embedded in the pavement detect when spaces are available. Parker provides the location and general availability of spaces through the use of web-enabled devices, such as a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Once parked, motorists can use the app to pay for parking, set a timer to track how much time is remaining on the meter, or access walking directions to help find their parking space when they need to return to their vehicle.
"The City continues to embrace new technologies to make parking more convenient for our residents and visitors," said Diana Alarcon, the City's Director of the Department of Transportation and Mobility. "This project will enable motorists to quickly locate and pay for parking in our downtown area near the FAU campus."
Some of the notable features of Parker include:
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