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My wife and I took a trip to the local produce market and realized something about San Francisco when you go shopping. Parking sucks. After a trip to Costco the other day where they expect you to make large purchases, ergo vans, trucks and SUV's I understand why now. San Francisco doesn't understand that cars have gotten bigger.My wife and I took a trip to the local produce market and realized something about San... more
When I'm out driving around I've found that I've started to take every quarter in change I have and put it in my jacket pocket, that way if I have to use a parking meter I know I'm covered. Sometimes though I might need to be there for a couple of hours and don't have enough quarters on me. This happened to me today and I tried out paybyphone.com to pay for the parking.When I'm out driving around I've found that I've started to take every... more
SCION’s innovative, micro-premium auto, the iQ, brings the big ideas featured in Urban Mobility and concentrates them into a sleek, new vehicle that’s big on style, sophistication and comfort but compact enough to blend easily into the urban lifestyle.
The iQ’s style is captured by innovative artists from across the country in this short film which captures the true essence behind this smartly designed car. The iQ brings a whole new set of rules to the auto-design table and will change the way you think about Urban Mobility.
As the iQ changes the way we imagine innovative vehicle design, what are some new concepts you can imagine for the future of Urban Mobility?
SCION’s innovative, micro-premium auto, the iQ, brings the big ideas featured in... more
Scion’s iQ brings urban style, comfort and functionality to the auto-market. The iQ embodies the ideals and values of Urban Mobility with its sleek design, safety features, tight handling and roomy interior. As the world’s smallest 4 seater, the iQ is full of big ideas in a concentrated, compact, innovative design.
What are the most innovative features of the iQ?
Scion’s iQ brings urban style, comfort and functionality to the auto-market.... more
Concept vehicles like Terreform's Hug n' Kiss land car, Gordon Murray's T.25 & the Libert-E electric scooter are just some of the highlights from this year's Urban Mobility segments that inspire you to think about the future of urban transportation and challenge you to explore your world consciously. Check out another innovative new vehicle, Scion's iQ, which is turning concept into reality in this week's Urban Mobility.Concept vehicles like Terreform's Hug n' Kiss land car, Gordon Murray's... more
In the Driving and Parking segment, the Smart Grains team demonstrates its new technology, which attaches to the road surface and delivers a signal via text or email when a parking spot becomes available. This device cuts down on the amount of time drivers spend searching for parking spots, thereby reducing carbon emissions. What if a road were built that cut down carbon emissions just by driving on it?
A new type of pollution-eating concrete, developed by researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, has decreased oxide of nitrogen (NOx) emissions by upwards of 45 percent on a 1,000-square-meter test section of road.
How it works: “The air‑purifying concrete contains titanium dioxide, a photocatalytic material that removes the nitrogen oxides from the air and converts them with the aid of sunlight into harmless nitrate. The nitrate is then rinsed away by rain. These stones also have another advantage: they break down algae and dirt, so that they always stay clean." (Science Daily)
What are some other ways you can imagine that would minimize your car’s carbon emissions?In the Driving and Parking segment, the Smart Grains team demonstrates its new... more
How many times has this happened to you? After spending 30 minutes circling the block searching for a parking space, you finally find a spot only to realize that you have no change to feed the meter?
To make parking more convenient cities like White Plains, N.Y., have begun installing smart parking meters in their garages. These new meters accept cash, credit card and now phone payments. A new system has been installed allowing drivers to register for a free service, which allows you to enter your space and credit card number via your cell phone. And if you’re payment is about to expire you can set up an alert which will warn you 10 minutes before your expiration time that you need to refill your meter.
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Though we may still lament the issues of driving and searching for parking, new technologies like the smart meters in White Plains and parking alert systems by Smart Grains will ensure that we waste fewer minutes searching for parking thereby reducing fuel consumption.
What kind of smart parking technology does your city have?
How many times has this happened to you? After spending 30 minutes circling the block... more
As populations of urban areas become denser, traffic becomes more problematic. In Paris alone, 30% of all traffic congestion is the result of drivers searching for parking spots. Car owners in urban areas understand the risks and expense of parking a car in a city; from high priced garages to expensive parking tickets, (the average cost of a parking ticket in New York City is currently $125) which is where concepts like SmartGrains come in, technologies such as these help reduce the hassle and travel time for urban drivers.
Wireless sensors like the SmartGrains aim to reduce carbon emissions caused by traffic congestion by alerting drivers of available parking spots. These alerts are sent via text, mobile application or a website in real time and are highlighted on a map of the general area. The map can be zoomed or expanded to show the number of parking spots in any given location.
Do you drive in an urban heavy traffic area? If so, are there any technologies you rely on to find a parking space? Tell us about them below.As populations of urban areas become denser, traffic becomes more problematic. In... more
Parking is a major concern for most drivers in big cities. SmartGrains in Paris has developed a technology that alerts drivers via text, web or mobile application to available parking spots on the street or in crowded parking lots. This technology could potentially reduce the amount of carbon emissions by 30% in heavily populated urban areas.Parking is a major concern for most drivers in big cities. SmartGrains in Paris has... more
Traffic congestion is a major factor affecting the air quality in urban areas. With the average driver spending up to one year of their lifetime searching for a parking space, it is no surprise that vehicles in Paris emit 2 million tons of Co2 annually. Roughly 30% of all traffic in Paris is the result of cars looking for a parking spot.
How do you deal with traffic congestion?
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Traffic congestion is a major factor affecting the air quality in urban areas. With... more
Drill Sergeant Catches IDIOT in the act of parking illegally in a Handicapped Spot (GRAPHIC) - YouTubeDrill Sergeant Catches IDIOT in the act of parking illegally in a Handicapped Spot (GRAPHIC)
By the way this was 100% real. I got permission from the "Drill Sgt." to reuse this video if your interested in helping
catching IDIOT's parking illegaly in a Handicap spots
Handicappedfraud.org was launched as a community
service effort to end the misuse of handicapped
parking spaces and placards. The disabled have
run out of places to park, as their designated
handicapped parking spaces are being taken by
fraudulent individuals. Our cities are being
robbed of serious metered parking revenue to to
this abuse as well. The police are far too valuable
and busy to stake out parking lots to ticket handicapped
parking violators. The abusers go largely unpunished.
It's time for our community to become the ambassadors
for our cities, and report handicapped parking
violators when they see it.Drill Sergeant Catches IDIOT in the act of parking illegally in a Handicapped Spot... more
Unbelievable! an entire parking lot being swept away by the flash floods in Toowoomba, Australia.
http://kaktusjack.com/2011/flash-flood-vs-parking-lot-in-toowoomba/Unbelievable! an entire parking lot being swept away by the flash floods in Toowoomba,... more
At least donkey doesn't cost $3.50 per gallon! Ladies, next time your husband or boyfriend gives you beef, just say, "A DONKEY CAN DO IT, WHY CAN'T YOU?"At least donkey doesn't cost $3.50 per gallon! Ladies, next time your husband or... more
Recently Complete Business News Happy New Years Gift 2011 Updates The goal is to keep drunk drivers off the road. For one Missoula towing company it's a chance to give back.Recently Complete Business News Happy New Years Gift 2011 Updates The goal is to keep... more
Well played, Asian forklift driving man, well played. Goodbye Muffler! Don't park your BMW 5 Series wagon in a Taiwanese construction zone. Who's got the Ultimate Driving Machine now?Well played, Asian forklift driving man, well played. Goodbye Muffler! Don't park... more
A NYC man was ticketed as he lay dead hunched over in his front seat. The traffic agent said he could not see the man through his dark tinted windows. The body was discovered by a friend 1 hour after the ticket was issued.A NYC man was ticketed as he lay dead hunched over in his front seat. The traffic... more