San Fran Launches Parking Meters With Supply And Demand Based Pricing

That little love bubble known as San Francisco is at it again, introducing new “smart” parking meters that, among their many innovations, change their prices based on supply and demand.

The meters will accept credit cards. You will also be able to look for an open parking space using your computer or smartphone. Data on parking availability will also be available via 511, text messaging, signs, and new electronic display signs at high-volume spots throughout San Fran.

As for the price fluctuation, the website says prices will never change more than 50 cents at a time, and never more than once a month.

What do you think? Do you want smart parking meters in your town? Sound off in the comments.

[SF Park via Engadget]

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