Now, to Find a Parking Spot, Drivers Look on Their Phones

Now San Francisco professes to have found a solution — a phone app for spot-seekers that displays information about areas with available spaces. The system, introduced last month, relies on wireless sensors embedded in streets and city garages that can tell within seconds if a spot has opened up.

Note: A group of Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College graduate students, under the direction of Dr. Robert Hampshire developed the prototype for this app.