Hamilton, New Zealand, is testing out new sensor technology for Grey Street, Worley Place and the Riverbank parking lot. Created by Cambridge company Smart Parking, officials say the sensors will eventually eliminate the need for cash payments and road-side machines, allowing drivers to pay through a RFID card, which can be prepaid or due after parking via mobile device. Right now, the sensors are collecting vehicle data, but the city hopes to expand the smart parking initiative to include 3,000 sensors if funding is approved.

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