Mall of America lets shoppers find parking by phone

The website will appear in your browser as, which means it’s a mobile-only website. Click “directions and parking” for the map, then click “parking.” Green means spots are available, yellow means congested and red means the lot is busy. The mall can keep tabs on how full its lots are by electronically counting vehicles as they enter and leave the lots, and by getting visual updates from parking employees who scan the lots for signs of traffic congestion, Jewell said…
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that “to keep potential shoppers from driving off, malls across the country are deploying technology to help shoppers find a desirable spot.” A mall outside of New York City uses overhead sensors and cameras to identify open parking spots inside a parking garage, the Journal said.