Parking is one tense front in cities' war on cars.
Finding a parking spot in densely populated areas can be a real pain. It's expensive, time consuming, has potential for sever fines and often requires a lot more driving than planned. But now, "smart park" systems are looking to leverage the technology we carry with us everywhere--our smartphones--to make the whole process less painful. Here are a few of the best parking solutions we've seen so far.
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If you think of a city full of bikes, your first though might be Amsterdam (which is packed with the two-wheelers, believe me) or a city in China. But Tokyo has its own great number of bike riders. In fact, 90 percent of Tokyo commuters use rail, and 30 percent of these also rely on a bicycle to reach their final destination. That's a lot of bikes, and finding a place to park all of them is starting to become a problem. One safe, eco-friendly and robotic solution has been found with a system of