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SmartRim Protects Your Pricey Mags From Curb Damage


Many modern cars come with parking sensors that help you avoid hitting the car parked behind you. That’s great, but they do very little to help you avoid getting too close to the curb and scratching your precious mags. SmartRim changes all that. It’s an ultrasound-powered proximity sensor that attaches to the inside of each wheel well, and connects to a smartphone app. As you park, the sensors will indicate how close to the curb you are and help you avoid hitting it. There are no wires, so installation is a breeze.

Additional features include accelerometers that can tell you if the valet took your ride for an unhealthy spin, and the ability to use regular AA batteries for power; a single AA battery will last up to 1,000 parking cycles.

It’s currently being funded on Indiegogo, and a set of 4 SmartRim sensors will cost you $345. That’s a lot, but if you really think about it, you only need two for the back wheels, which is a very reasonable $179 pledge at the moment.


[ Project Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Going, Going, Gone: Auction Off On-Street Parking Spots With MonkeyParking

MonkeyParking App

Good parking spots are hard to find these days. So much so that some people are willing to fork over money to secure a parking spot. Case in point: the MonkeyParking app, which lets people auction off and bid on prime on-street parking spots in San Francisco. The interface is simple enough: just type in your current location, list your spot on MonkeyParking, and wait for someone to bid on your spot. If someone else does want your spot, drive away as they’re driving in to your parking space and wait for the money to be wired to your bank account.

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Sell Your Parking Space for Money with the Park Circa App

Park Circa

Do you have a parking spot you’re not using? Want to make a little extra cash? Then it’s time you got the Park Circa app. It’s essentially a peer-to-peer parking space rental service, where people who have extra spots can rent out the space for money. Likewise, those who are looking for a parking space can log on and rent one using the app.

It’s an app that can come in handy in this day and age where most cities are congested and finding a parking space can take up to an hour or more. Park Circa can help you save time and gas, which is most likely worth more than whatever you’re paying for the parking spot.

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Rage Watch: Worst Parking Exit Ever

Oh, the funny things the Intertubes bring you. Above is a video of a person exiting a parking lot in just about the most infuriating way possible. It’s not that there’s no room to maneuver either, it’s just that they suck. It takes this wonderful driver a full 4 minutes to get out, when it could have been done in 10 seconds. Heck, a bad driver would have done it in one minute. Want to spend a couple minutes screaming at your screen? Just hit play.

VIA [ Geekologie ]