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Jalopnik Reviewer Robert Farago's favorite newspaper's website reports on new public parking technology, guaranteed to have meter maids in flak jackets if it's implemented outside the upscale environs where it's currently being used, such as Pacific Grove and Palo Alto, California. Meters that reset once a car leaves the spot. Meters that charge extra the longer you stay. Cars checked out via infrared license-plate readers. Meanwhile, in Coral Gables, FL, people are now paying for parking via cellphone. It's all enough to make us wanna stay in our little low-income corner of the 'burbs in perpetuity.

High-Tech Parking Meters Rake in Coins [SFGate]

Robot You Can Park My Car: High-Tech Parking Systems Gain Visibility in the US [Internal]