parking

  • Anagog Raises $1M To Help Drivers Find Street Parking With Real-Time, Crowdsourced Data

    Anagog Raises $1M To Help Drivers Find Street Parking With Real-Time, Crowdsourced Data

    One of the best decisions I ever made was to get rid of my car. The thing that really drove me over the edge? The constant search for parking, particularly in big cities, and the parking tickets that can pile up as a result. Israeli startup Anagog is trying to tackle that problem with real-time crowdsourced data. The company is announcing today that it’s going into beta testing and that… Read More

  • Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that could indicate some additional functionality it’s building for its automotive-focused mobile features – the tech described offers a way for your iPhone to automatically record where you park your car, and then provide directions back to the vehicle, even if you have only intermittent GPS signal or any cell reception. The… Read More

  • SF Sends Cease-And-Desist To Apps Selling Public Parking Spots

    SF Sends Cease-And-Desist To Apps Selling Public Parking Spots

    Turns out you’re not allowed to rent away public property like parking spots as if you owned them. Parking app Monkey Parking received a cease-and-desist order today from San Francisco’s City Attorney, which has also asked Apple to remove it from the App Store for violating local law. Two other apps Sweetch and ParkModo were also warned they’d receive C&Ds. The… Read More

  • Parking Panda’s Parking Spot Rentals Service Launches In San Francisco And On iPhone

    Parking Panda’s Parking Spot Rentals Service Launches In San Francisco And On iPhone

    Parking Panda, the startup that lets individuals rent out their unused parking spaces and allows garages to discount their lots during slow periods, is now available as a mobile application. The app currently supports a parking finder function in 25 cities, plus parking rentals in the service’s early markets of Baltimore and Washington D.C., as well as new additions San Francisco and… Read More

  • Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

    Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

    Anyone who’s ever driven in a city can attest to the fact that it’s an utter pain in the rear to find somewhere to park. New York in particular is a nightmare for skittish drivers (like myself), but mobile parking service Pango is poised to help ease the hassle of city cruising and parking. After launching in Israel in 2007, their zeal for expansion has prompted Pango to take… Read More

  • Free Parking: Black Hat conference attacks electronic parking meters

    As we move farther and farther into the digital age, we begin to see some serious problems with an all-digital lifestyle. Take parking meters, for example. As much as a pain as it is to root under your car seat looking for loose change to feed the meter, there aren’t too many ways to avoid actually putting money into a traditional meter. (Or maybe there are. I haven’t bothered… Read More

  • UK's Park Let launches a free parking space price-guide tool

    Now this is something that I’d like to see in the US considering that so many of us are paying ridiculous prices for our parking spaces. Park Let, the UK’s largest parking space letting agent, launched an online parking space price-guide tool today. It is the first real-time, location-specific tool available in the UK. Read More

  • Open parking spaces? Check your smartphone

    Nice work, San Francisco. Nice work. This fall, San Francisco will be testing a system of 4-inch by 4-inch mesh-networked bumps glued to 25% of the city’s parking spaces. The bumps will be linked to various wireless networks, which will relay parking information to a smartphone-friendly website and nearby street signs. So instead of driving around the block 15 times, you’ll be able… Read More

  • NYC's Robotic Parking Garage

    The Big Apple is catching on to the increasingly high demand for more parking and is solving the problem in Chinatown with robots. Automotion Parking Systems will be opening the first automatic, robotic parking garage in NYC next month. The garage will have only one attendant available to take cash payments and to explain the system to new users. Costing about $400 a month or $25 per day, a… Read More