Omaha Will Launch ‘Smart Loading Zones’ to Maximize Curb Use

Parking officials in Omaha, Neb., plan to use video analytics to better manage city curbsides. The move toward the new tech comes as drivers vie for a spot at what is considered one of the most sought after pieces of urban rights of way.

Behind this rising demand is the blizzard of new on-demand services — from food deliveries to new forms of mobility…

Omaha will begin a partnership with Automotus to deploy up to 100 “smart loading zones,” which will include cameras gathering data related to who’s using the curb, length of parking duration, type of vehicle and other data. The technology works much like automated toll roads, reading license plates, automatically billing the driver and eliminating the need to pay a meter or open an app.