Items tagged with parking

Google Now keeps getting smarter, and with Google’s latest update, its new trick is the ability to find your parked car. Or, put another way, it “remembers” where you parked, even if your aged, decrepit, or sleepy brain doesn’t. (We’d include “or otherwise impaired” on that list, but you wouldn’t need to find your car if you were inebriated, right? Right.) Google Now uses cards to show you the approximate location of your car so you can find it again, but it also works if you were traveling in any moving vehicle and got out, as the technology works... Read more...
Annoyed with the amount of traffic rolling through your city? Can't get over the awful parking issues? You aren't alone. In a bid to continue making the world a smarter place, IBM has teamed up with Streetline in order to address a huge, still-unsolved city issue: parking. The collaboration is set to help cities of all sizes reduce congestion, better manage parking availability and resources and put information at people’s fingertips to find parking faster. Combining information management and advanced analytics from IBM with data gathered from parking sensors and applications from Streetline... Read more...
Avis is teaming up with Autonet Mobile to offer a WiFi hotspot that serves the rental car, and about a hundred foot radius around it. Autonet Mobile's In-Car Router is about the size of a laptop and draws power from the car's cigarette lighter outlet. The hardware itself is a bridge for a cellular provider's 3G network (Avis will likely have contracts with 3G providers around the country), acting as a WiFi gateway for those connected to it. Other 3G-WiFi bridges are already available from the likes of Linksys and Kyocera, but this appears to be the first targeted exclusively at vehicles. Business... Read more...