In the 1967 movie "Cool Hand Luke," when a cop asks Paul Newman why he's drunkenly sawing the heads off of parking meters, he tells him, "Small town, not much to do in the evenin.'" Newman's "natural-born world shaker" would have found himself on the chain gang even sooner had that small town had a photoviolationmeter, a new smart meter with a camera that can take candid shots and upload them to the authorities before ol' Luke could have gotten out his hacksaw. The meters can also call a driver's cell phone to let them know when time is running out. Call it Big Brother with a conscience.
Photo Violation Meter. The Lexus of Parking Meters [Transport Trends]
Anything for More Coin: Cities Push Techy Parking Meters [internal]