The good ol’ days of being able to pull into a parking spot only to see that there is already paid-for-time on it is over.
The new parking sensors have been installed on Orlando’s streets and are currently being programmed. If all goes according to plan, the sensors should be operational very soon.
The Smart Meters are solar powered and able to process credit cards, which has been a definite plus for visitors to the downtown core.
The flip side is that the sensors on the new Smart Meters will be able to sense if there is actually a car parked there. If the car leaves, the meter will reset itself. Mobile users will supposedly be able to use their phones to find an open parking spot without having to circle the block a number of times.
We’re still waiting for an official launch date, but according to some parking attendants we spoke with on Monday, the date has already come and gone. We will keep you updated as we get more information.