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Disabled OSU drivers get easier way to find parking

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Oregon State University installed sensors to help people with disabilities find ADA-accessible parking spaces.

Over winter break, sensors were imbedded in the pavement of 75 ADA-accessible spaces around 30 buildings at the center of campus. A free app called Parker enables anyone with a smartphone to see where such spaces are available. At the cost of $300 a sensor, it was paid for by Disability Access Services.

The technology involves a “smart parking” platform, which detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in each parking space. Information from the sensors then is delivered to a suite of web and mobile applications, including the Parker app by Streetline Inc.

Read more at the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

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