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November 2017

He won’t tell us what we want to hear!

I had the pleasure to interview Akshay Pottathil in his lab at San Diego State University yesterday in preparation for this keynote address at PIE 2018. Here is a taste of that interview: “I not going to tell the parking … Continue reading

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Are we Idiots? Happy Thanksgiving

Nine years ago I was in mourning. My guy didn’t win the presidency and I was certain that the world as we knew it was coming to an end. My very wise and apolitical wife simply said, “Suck it up. … Continue reading

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Just what do we have to fear from Autonomous Vehicles?

Uber and Lyft have already delt a blow to airport, hotel, and valet parking. But it seems that more traditional parking operations are not suffering. So with what senario will autonomous vehicles deal a slashing blow to the parking industry? … Continue reading

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It’s the Uncertainty

Why did the economy stall and stumble during the Obama years and yet take off like a rocket upon Trump’s election. Many wags say that it’s the uncertainty factor. That is, if businesses know what is coming down the pike, … Continue reading

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Is it Autonomous or Not?…Las Vegas Shuttle Fender Bender

The City of Las Vegas is testing a self driving shuttle to take folks around its iconic downtown area. The shuttle carries about a dozen people and travels a six tenths of a mile circuit with four stops. It has … Continue reading

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PIE Keynote Says, “Don’t Be A Jerk”

Zach Hall will open the Parking Industry Exhibition 2018 by telling his audience about the “Art of Talking to Strangers.” Hall just published his first book, “Don’t Sleep on Planes” and he is traveling the world entertaining and igniting conferences … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid? Are You Prepared? – Smart Parking/Smart Cities is Coming

  What keeps you awake at night? Is it fear of the unknown, concern about your preparedness, that burrito you had for dinner? Smart Parking and the Smart Cities tsunami might be lurking in your subconscious. Wait! You say. I … Continue reading

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Spokane Addresses Surface Lot Blight

  In Spokane, Washington, city leaders are looking for ways to eliminate surface lots. There are 12,658 parking spaces in the city spread out over 74 lots. Many agree, reports spokesmanreview.com, that surface lots have a negative affect on the … Continue reading

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY January 2018 Issue of Parking Today

Does your company have technology that is just seeing the light of day? Is it ready for the marketplace? Let’s feature it in the January 2018 issue of Parking Today. The deadline is December 1, 2017.  For Details and specifics … Continue reading

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Futurist Malcolm Gladwell Agrees with Moi!

I have posited that the adoption of driverless vehicles may be more difficult and take longer than predicted. Best selling author and futurist Malcolm Gladwell agrees. You can read the article we posted on Parknews.biz here. Gladwell makes three points. … Continue reading

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