A Future of Wi-Fi Parking Tickets

The promise of wi-fi technology enabling an open transfer of data and ideas for the computer packing everyman is rapidly unraveling. Streetline Networks CEO Tod Dykstra wants cities to stuff their coffers with lost parking ticket revenue using his company's wireless parking monitoring technology. Streetline's vehicle sensors monitor the physical time and space occupied by a vehicle, while its meter monitors keep track of the inner workings of a meter. Both systems broadcast violations wirelessly back to central bureaucracy, which will spit out tickets to scofflaws [Actually, the technology won't spit out tickets. Rather, it will just allow municipalities to better redirect assets to more effectively price meters and directing enforcement to reduce congestion, generate more revenue, increase turnover, etc. — not to individually ticket drivers. -Ed.]. (Thanks to Cole Coonce for the tip) [Wireless Sensors to Modernize Parking via Wi-fiplanet.com]