We really hate worrying about parking meters when we go to urban areas. 45 minutes has a way of speeding through time when you actually aren’t paying attention. Some parking meters being tested for use in Canada will actually call your phone when you need to add some more money to your meter.
If you want, you can even send electronic payments directly to the meter network from the comfort of your office chair. Talk about productive laziness! The devices, made by Photo Violation Technologies Corp. are solar powered, which helps since they are always outside. But what about if you still miss the meter payment? You can pay your fine off right from the machine! — Andrew Dobrow