An inventor’s new gizmo could signal the end of the road for searching for a parking space.
Adrian Bone from Lewes has produced a ‘parking patch’, a sensor to be placed in parking spaces to detect when they are being used.
The 52-year-old said the invention would “revolutionise the parking industry and could mean the end of traffic wardens forever”.
His company Deteq Solutions has been testing the idea at the Sussex Innovation Centre in Falmer.
After producing a number of prototypes, Mr Bone will pitch the idea to Brighton and Hove City Council next month.
In that meeting he hopes to get the go-ahead to install the 7cm sensors in thousands of car parks and street spaces across the city.
Mr Bone said: “Rather than driving round fruitlessly searching for empty spaces, drivers would be able to check their mobile phones to find where to go. It just makes so much more sense.
“There have been ideas like this before but now the technology exists to make it a reality.”
Under Mr Bone’s system of “dynamic parking”, the devices could record exactly how long motorists are parked and charge the drivers automatically.
The patches would also alert the authorities when drivers have parked illegally or be used to reduce congestion.
via The Argus – Bill Gardner
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