January 9, 2009
Parking Meters in France will call cops when your time’s up
There is no justice in this world! First you drive around blocks to find your parking spot, and then you finally get one. Next you realize you have limited change…no problems, you tank up the meter as much as you can. A little later, the meter runs out …kaaboom, the cops come in take away your car, even before you know it! Well the spying meter squealed on you and called the cops! This is the story you’re going to hear from your French cousin, because that’s where 60 municipalities have installed a system developed by Technolia. The system detects the presence of vehicles and alerts police if drivers stay over their allotted time. Apparently the meters create magnetic fields capable of registering the metal mass of vehicles. They have a direct computer link to a police station.