Monday, April 12, 2010

Parking in the future

I think most people who have driven in large cities like New York, Chicago, L.A., or San Fransisco know how difficult it is to find parking spots on the street. Not only is it inconvenient to drive around and around looking for a space, but it also wastes gas, money, and creates more pollution. In addition, when you finally find a spot, you realize that you only have enough coins to park for 15 minutes. Now you have to run to your destination and back, or hustle some quarters from people on the street. If only there was a more efficient way to find parking and pay for it.

The article posted here is talking about just that. It is a great example of how technology can be used for the benefit of society. Although this is a very different form of social entrepreneurship compared to what we have been discussing in class, I thought it was interesting to see that the government is also partaking in entrepreneurial activities.

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