Don't get me wrong, I do believe that innovation shows itself in all aspects of society. I was just taken aback when I ran into this forward thinking bit of useful municipal tech in the form of this upgrade notice in a nearby parking lot this afternoon.
Could it be that the city has progressed enough to allow mobile parking payment?
More to the point – for anyone that has endured this – this parking management appears to allow for you to manage and extend your parking term right from your phone wherever! No more excusing yourself to walk out in the rain and leave that great conversation and company you were enjoying, just to drop a few more coins into the municipal coiffers.
But lo and behold, more than any of this – am I getting an enhanced sense of the city's brand?! Could it be?