What if parking sensors on the street knew exactly which parking spots were available? What if that information could be sent directly to you helping you find a parking space? Get ready, cause that technology is here!

Your smart phone will soon be able to direct you straight to a free space near your favorite restaurant, or help you find parking for any occasion or event.

Plus city officials could use the real-time data and information provided for implementing more dynamic meter pricing. This in turn could discourage driving when car traffic is too high and promote mass transit options.

San Francisco is already trying this new idea and if it works out, it'll be good not only for motorists, but for the city and for the environment.