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NYC aiming to help motorists find available on-street parking- and fast

GasBuddy Blog -- The New York City Department of Transportation recently announced that it wants to help motorists find on-street parking- without even having to drive around.

It seems a bit ironic- the pilot to help motorists find parking without having to drive around, but that's exactly what the city is aiming to do. NYC DOT installed nearly 200 "high-tech" parking sensors along a busy parking corridor a few months ago to see how the devices planted in the road would handle NYC conditions- that is constantly being driven over, stepped on, and beaten up. The sensors, made in Holland by Nedap AVI, cost about $250US each, and two are needed for each parking spot. The sensors have been provided at no cost by the three companies involved in the pilot...


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Submitted May 01, 2012 By: PD
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:24:56 AM

Parking a car in NYC is bloodsport anything that gives a real advantage will be quickly adopted. Usually you can find one on the street but it can take awhile and you can never tell when you will be towed away. I don't drive into NYC anymore because of this.
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ak3883
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:24:04 AM

Interesing idea!
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MTPokts
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:23:18 AM

Because parking spots sit empty for a long time in NYC?
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krobp46
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:21:30 AM

In NYC? Yeah, that's gonna work great! (Spoken with true facetiousness)
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lll4386
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:18:50 AM

HAHAHAHA!!!!!
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Ticoman54
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:18:41 AM

interesting...
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ss70
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:15:36 AM

NYC is crazy for driving and parking
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jerej829
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:15:25 AM

Ok
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grammamNV
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:14:40 AM

$500 per parking spot - OMG!!!
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:14:17 AM

cool
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Number43
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:13:36 AM

So how much will that end up costing the US taxpayer ?
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tauro514
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:12:44 AM

great.
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firefight66
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:12:13 AM

What happens when 20 cars "race" to get 1 spot 3 blocks away?
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Galmar352
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:10:42 AM

Interesting!
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Toppers
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:10:20 AM

Hope that tech comes to ATL!
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RangerTrainer
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:09:54 AM

hope it works .
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rippinusoff
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:09:50 AM

ok
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planoiceman
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:09:44 AM

On street parking is Obama's next campaign promise.
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lsb1955
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:09:24 AM

good idea
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Hugo40
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:09:21 AM

High tech, high cost.
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dwbuddy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:07:26 AM

finally .....something we could use. It has been around for a few years though in smaller places- Fort Worth has been using it for 3 years
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vrossi46
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:05:24 AM

they need to find a solution to all the double parking
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SteveS2000
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:03:10 AM

Goo-goo gah-gah
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2granny
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:03:07 AM

Parking not a problem where I live. That's the advantage of a small town.
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HEBster
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:02:53 AM

Hope it spreads to other cities!
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freedomsailor
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:01:53 AM

Parking? Who parks?
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hibsaw
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:00:28 AM

One of the advantages of living in a small rural town is not having to worry about a parking spot. I feel for those that have this problem however.
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Alfied
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:00:09 AM

I don't drive in NYC and don't ever plan to.
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carefrey
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 10:00:06 AM

I do not live there so who cares? Gas related how?
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:59:51 AM

how long before it's a driving distraction and you get a fine?....
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1mrtym
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:59:35 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:59:15 AM

I hope this is worth it...................
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egd
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:58:17 AM

most NYC residents aren't motorists, doesn't this system aid those who drive into the city most
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BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:58:09 AM


Better to just avoid New York entirely. You'll save huge amounts of money and headaches.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:56:46 AM

ampinoy13, I always thought that most people in NY took cabs or the subway.

I drove through NY once. Upped my life insurance after that experience. Talk about getting in touch with your mortality!!!!

[Edited by: Tutootin at 5/2/2012 10:59:10 AM EST]
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dlzastera
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:54:06 AM

Isn't is easy to just take a cab?
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:54:05 AM

ok
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momof5MN
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:53:59 AM

If your app tells you there's no parking on a certain street, you're still going to drive around.

Interesting technology, though.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:53:31 AM

Nice. I wish I had these in Boston.
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fullauto
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:53:14 AM

old
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:53:00 AM

Bull
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eaglev
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:52:48 AM

Hi Tech parking WOW. We don't have that as a problem here you might have to walk a ways, but a lot of our parking is free.
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Bud122CA
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:52:38 AM

Interesting
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rbrowdersr
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:51:44 AM

With people involved, it's doomed to failure,
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Urlicht
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:51:19 AM

This stuff has become the standard for parking lots here. Seems like it's about time it hit the streets.
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ampinoy13
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:51:06 AM

How about people in NYC not driving. I lived in Manhattan many years ago and, even then, finding a parking space was often not an option. Plus the subway is a GREAT way to get from point "A" to point "B".

I did not have a car when I lived there. I had no problem in getting anywhere in the four main boroughs. If I needed to go to the fifth borough, Staten Island, I simply took the subway to the south end of Manhattan and got on the ferry.

[Edited by: ampinoy13 at 5/2/2012 10:54:25 AM EST]
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mikerroy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:50:57 AM

Great if you own a car and live in NY.
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Car54BC08
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:50:43 AM

Sounds interesting and a bit like Big Brother is watching you.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:50:30 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:49:47 AM

ok
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Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:49:06 AM

Another waste of taxpayer money.
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