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Automated Parking Garage Does Away With Valets--And Is Greener

Automated Parking Garage Does Away With Valets--And Is Greener

You've probably heard plenty about valet parking attendants gone wild. But a new high-end parking structure that's part of a development in England has it solved: Automate the whole operation. Parking structures, as well as being an eyesore, are an inconvenience that many of us have to face on the... read more

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Survey: Luxury-Car Drivers Feel Entitled To Park Illegally

Well, here's another reason to shoot a disdainful look at the guy in the shiny new luxury car even more as he jostles for an illegal parking space. Luxury-car owners (such as... read more July 20, 2010 by  9


 
The 'Open Spot' app for Android

Parking Problems? Google Offers An App (And Good Karma) For That

For commuters and urbanites, we have good news, bad news, and good news. First, the good news: Google Labs has just launched an Android app that may help you find a parking... read more July 12, 2010 by 


 
Baltimore parking meter  -  flickr user daquella_manera

In Some Cities: Feed The Parking Meter, Feed The Homeless

A city in Oregon just phased in a novel and effective way of raising money for the homeless: by funneling the change from its parking meters toward the effort. Through a... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)

BMW Debuts New Parking Assistant In 2011 5-Series

The parking-tech wars are escalating, as another new model can be equipped to almost park itself. The new 2011 BMW 5-Series is the first and only BMW at this time to offer... read more January 25, 2010 by 


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for... read more January 4, 2010 by 


 
Volkswagen Park Assist spot

Study: Men Park Better Than Women (And VW Agrees)

Jokes about men's and women's driving abilities have fueled more stand-up routines than we care to remember, but a new study indicates that there may be some truth behind... read more December 28, 2009 by  5


 
Active Parking Guidance System - in Lexus LS 600h

Does The 2010 Lexus LS 600h Park Itself As Well As A Ford?

For several years Lexus has offered an Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS; also called Intelligent Parking Assist) option on its Lexus LS 460 and Lexus LS 600h, and the... read more November 30, 2009 by  3


 
Car Finder app for iPhone

Just In Time For Shopping Season: Car Finder For The iPhone

Here at TCC, we cover a lot of applications for mobile devices, and at the risk of sounding like shills for Apple, we've stumbled across another one that could come in handy... read more November 5, 2009 by 


 
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Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You: Market Pricing?

A number of cities large and small are coming around to think of public parking spaces not as a subsidized right but a privilege worth a fee—more specifically, a sliding... read more October 15, 2009 by  4


 
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood 2010, photos by Vance Green

Video: Retractable Fifth Wheel For Urban Parking

For drivers in congested urban areas, nothing is quite as frustrating as finding a parking spot. Yes, traffic is a hassle, and the countless construction detours inspire... read more August 12, 2009 by 


 
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Free Parking Is Apparently Anything But Free

In The High Cost of Free Parking, Donald Shoup breaks down the real expense of free lots and garages (e.g. the kind at malls) and finds that they frequently run five figures... read more August 10, 2009 by 


 
BestParking.com

BestParking.com Aims For Best Parking Rates

Let's face it: driving in a strange city blows. Even with GPS, you're not sure where you're going, cabbies honk you down at every turn, and worst of all, you don't know where... read more August 6, 2009 by 


 
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Parking In The Driveway? Pay Up!

We've heard about some absurd parking rules, but this one takes the cake: In Jeep's home of Toledo, Ohio, residents are getting parking tickets for parking in their own... read more June 16, 2009 by 


 
2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan 4-door R/T Trunk

Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor: Step AWAY From Your Car!

We trust that few, if any, of our readers use or possess illegal substances. But if there happen to be such people, you may wish to note a decision by President Obama's newly... read more May 26, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Subaru Legacy

2010 Subaru Legacy Sports Swept Design, New York Debut

Sporting a style very close to the concept that was shown in January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2010 Subaru Legacy makes its official debut next week at the New York... read more March 31, 2009 by 


 
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