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New Parking Meters - Online Parking Extension + Real Time Info

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    New Parking Meters - Online Parking Extension + Real Time Info

    Spotted this while browsing HK news...

    Through the app, drivers can extend their parking session online once.

    But if they need to park longer, they will have to return to where the vehicle is parked to offer payment.

    The system's operator, HKT, said to prevent abuse, users will need to sign up using a phone number, and each number can only link up with one meter at a time.

    The service is part of a government plan to install new on-street parking meters, replacing existing ones.

    Officials also said the new meters have sensors to detect whether a parking space is occupied, providing real-time information to motorists.

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...9-20210118.htm

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    Lol, that would have been great a few weeks ago when we hired a car and needed to feed the meter every two hours.

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    Now instead of running around with multiple octopus cards every two hours, the security guards / parking touts / office staff will have to run around with multiple phones... every 4 hours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Now instead of running around with multiple octopus cards every two hours, the security guards / parking touts / office staff will have to run around with multiple phones... every 4 hours.
    I have fired an office assistant whose main job it was to top up the parking meters. Automation really works.

    I am not aware of any Parking Meter Free Space App that is not an abject failure. What is the probability the space will be empty when you get there? What a dumb thing to do by the ironically name Smart City team.