parking meter

In the latest blow to metermaids everywhere, Digital Payment Technologies will be adding RFID scanners to their pay-by-cellphone parking meters starting in February, moving the dreaded parking ticket closer to its proper place as a 20th Century relic. While cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco and colleges like UCSB have had cellphone parking for some time, it is the recent deployment of RFID-enabled credit cards that has created sufficient demand for "swipable" parking meters. Now that these high-tech meters know exactly where you are, and can even tell when you leave, it's only a matter of time before they start alerting your significant other that you weren't really working late on that project like you said you were.

[Via Mobile Pipeline]

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Digital Payment Technologies to update pay-by-cell parking meters with RFID