Open Parking Spaces on Your Cell Phone or GPS System is reporting on a new public service that will be offered in Paris, France next month that will allow users to find open parking spaces with their cell phones or GPS enabled devices.

If this is successful, no doubt similar programs will pop up around the globe.

From the article —

A service starting in Paris next month is designed to make life somewhat easier for harried drivers by allowing them to find out, in real time, whether there are parking spaces available nearby by using their cellphones or GPS navigation devices.

The system will monitor the status of about 120 public parking garages across the French capital. From their phones, drivers will be able to find out whether a nearby garage is open and has places available.