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Driving a car is getting a lot like using a computer. Navigation is automatic. Entertainment is voice-activated and beamed to your dash via satellite. Repairs begin when your car sends you a text. Soon, parking could be just as gee-whiz.
Here are five things to know about the future of parking in Southern California:
1. The rate at the meter can fluctuate
If the price to park at the curb is low, drivers have no incentive to vacate their spaces or hit a nearby lot. Then other drivers slowly cruise the streets for a spot, creating gridlock. To fix that problem, some cities now adjust meter rates throughout the day using traffic-detecting sensors or cameras.. (more)