“… A tiny device that can find an empty parking place in a crowded parking lot -- and show where you parked your car on your return…

…E-Z Park. Team member Murat Ozalp explained that each parking space in a large parking garage would be equipped with a pressure sensor that broadcasts the news that it is empty to a central station.

Someone entering the lot would swipe their credit card in a machine, consult a screen showing the nearest empty parking spot, then pick up a dashboard sensor. A returning motorist could consult the screen at the entrance to find out where the car is. Oh yes, the sensor would also tell a central computer to deduct the parking fee, he said.

They demonstrated the process using a laptop computer, a model car and a mockup of a parking lot. …“

Oakland Tribune by William Brand,    Click here to access for the full article.