Solar-Powered smart parking meter from Portland
Parking meters are most often more of a headache than anything else. While they might be necessary, they also are the easiest way to get a ticket against your name. Miss putting a coin by a minute and boom, you have a piece of paper in your hand the next minute. But then, they have apparently been such a revelation that the entire world is taking to them. Now Portland presents the all new solar-powered parking meters that are as good as any in the world and go one better by using the power of the sun to make sure you get a ticket!
A smart card is a credit-card-sized plastic card with a smart chip embedded in the meter. The smart chip holds information in electronic form – in this case, electronic money. The card can be reloaded when you want to purchase more parking time. Parking customers have more payment options (coin, credit/debit card, and smart card). Customers receive a receipt and are able to take their remaining parking time with them to another space. Removing meter posts has freed up sidewalk space for pedestrians. SmartMeters are more reliable than your conventional meters.
I really like the fact that you can carry your remainder time forward and also the fact that we can pay in more than one way. Parking is really costly in some parts of the world and so these babies will see plenty put in to them. All this of course is apart from the fact that it runs on solar energy making it green and clean.