Sunday, July 01, 2007

New Faces With New Technique

NEW FACES: Eighteen new parking meters are being tested in West Hollywood and 12 in Beverly Hills. Solar panels are the main source of power, with support from a backup battery. Officials say the new meters cost about the same as traditional machines.

The parking meters are outfitted with high-tech, solar-powered credit card reading mechanisms, courtesy of a partnership between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. The meters also have traditional coin slots.

(Photo by Al Seib / LAT)

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