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    Report: Detroit so broke it can't afford the right batteries for parking meters that make it millions
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    The city of Detroit is desperate for two things – revenue and savings. It needs to start making more money, and it needs to curb spending. What happens, though, when those two objectives run counter to each other? Well, you get a story like this one, where cost-saving measures are actually ...

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    Video: NY vandal uses graffiti to call out bad parking
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    We've all been there. You walk down the street and can't believe how people have parked like that. Maybe they're taking up two spots. Maybe they're sticking out and blocking part of the street, sidewalk or crosswalk. And maybe you think about leaving a note, but you probably don't. One vandal in ...

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    Report: How parking garages may make your next public toilet experience better
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    The absolute worst part of going to any big sporting event or concert isn't the high price of tickets or the expensive beer; it's trying to use the bathroom, especially a stall. Public toilets during events are always packed, smelly, and full of inexplicable puddles. It's the worst. But a new Los ...

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    Read This: Is free parking a right, America?
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    One of the many, many headaches inherent in any large metropolis is parking. Simply put, there isn't enough of it and if there is, it's a nine-mile walk from your actual destination. Ignoring the lack of spots and convenience, though, there's a greater issue that makes big-city parking a big pain ...

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    Report: America has too much parking, just not in the cities that need it
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    It always seems that parking is easy to find when you don't need it, and it turns out that there might be a reason for that. New studies conducted by the University of Connecticut have found that the US might actually have too many spaces, especially in cities where they are needed least. The ...

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    Report: New trend sees SUV drivers paying more for parking
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    Cities around the world have taken major steps to reduce congestion. We've talked at length about London's use of congestion charging, while the German city of Hamburg is working to ban cars outright. Now, admittedly, neither of these solutions would work in the US, because 'Murica. That doesn't ...

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    Report: UK's most expensive parking spaces sell for $666,000
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    It's difficult to express how cramped the city of London really is. It's not like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, which had the benefit of being built after the advent of the grid system - we suppose that's the downside of being founded by the Romans. As a result of its ancient beginnings and ...

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    Video: 'Carpark' animated short captures risk of taunting canines
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    We've all been there before: walking up to the car in a parking lot ready to open the door, when out of nowhere a cute, rascally ankle-biting dog hops up to the window in an adjacent vehicle and starts barking. Have you ever barked back? For all of you who have, maybe this animated short ...

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    Study: Berkeley study says drivers of roomier vehicles more likely to be unethical
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    Researchers from MIT and Berkeley have conducted a rather interesting study on the correlation between posture and behavior. While this normally wouldn't be of much interest, the study analyzed more specifically how a car's seating position can affect the driver's behavior, which we find to be a ...

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    Video: Watch this bad parker get what's coming to him
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    If you're lucky enough to have a nice vehicle, do your fellow gearheads a favor and don't park like a clown. Seriously. Not only will you anger everyone who is trying to find a place to park, but your nice car is a billboard reinforcing the stereotype that car people are self-important and ...

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    Video: Volvo demos autonomous self-parking car concept
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    A number of companies are developing autonomous vehicle technology – Google and Audi come to mind – but Volvo is applying its work in the area to a particular usage case: parking. The Swedish automaker has the technology up and running in a concept vehicle, which it says can be ...

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    SpotSquad app will let you snitch on illegal parkers [w/video]
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    If we were cynical marketers, we might suggest this as a tag line for the upcoming smartphone app called SpotSquad: "Rat out your friends and neighbors for a few lousy bucks!" That's right, belying the stereotype of the unfailingly polite Canadian, Winnipeg-based SpotSquad is creating an app ...

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    Official: Audi adding search for parking functionality to all connected models
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    To help its customers through the nightmare of finding urban parking spots, Audi has rolled out Inrix Park services as a standard no-cost feature bundled into its subscriber-based Audi Connect services. Accessed through the automaker's MMI navigation system, Inrix provides a way to check space ...

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    Report: New Hampshire town suing "Robin Hood" group for filling strangers' parking meters [w/poll]
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    A lawsuit in New Hampshire, a state where they take their slogan – Live Free or Die – seriously, is setting the city of Keene against a group of citizens fighting "the violent monopoly" by putting money in the about-to-expire parking meters of strangers. The action is known as "Robin ...

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    Report: London firm hiring professional double-parkers to avoid fines
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    Autoblog sister site AOL UK reports that a company in London is hiring young drivers to sit double parked in the businesses vans, in an effort to avoid parking fines. As a traffic officer approaches, the drivers simply start up the van and drive away. Aspect.co.uk (a property management firm, as ...

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    Video: Tel Aviv woman's car painted into handicap spot and then towed
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    As a general rule, we try to follow a few simple principles throughout the day, and one of the most important is, "don't anger the road workers." Why? The guys and girls responsible for taking care of our nation's roadways wield the seldom-seen power to seriously put a kink your day. If you need ...

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    CES: Inrix introduces first global system to guide your car to empty parking spaces
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    When the book The Secret and the law of attraction was all the rage, one of the most common examples we heard of how people used their innate ability to create whatever they wanted in the world was some variation on, "I envisioned there being an open parking spot." Now you can skip the book and ...

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    Video: Luxury Singapore high-rise offers elevated en suite parking
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    Big-city parking can be a challenge, but a high-rise in Singapore offers an innovative solution to the problem. The Hamilton Scotts apartment building features unique "En Suite Sky Garages" that use an elevator to deliver cars right into homeowners' premium living spaces. Instead of the car ...

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    Video: Busting able-bodied drivers in handicap spaces
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    While no one on the Autoblog staff requires handicapped parking, we have friends and family who do. Seeing perfectly able-bodied people stroll from their illegally-parked cars into a building is infuriating. But, fearing road rage reprisal, we don't dare confront these folks. Two reporters for ...

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    Report: MI court ruling gives you permission to yell at parking meter enforcement
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    Have you ever left your car at a metered parking spot, for just a few minutes too long, only to come back to a parking ticket? Have you ever wanted to yell at the parking enforcement officer? Well, as Jared Rapp found out, the practice is protected by the Constitution. Rapp, 29, was a student at ...

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