Looking for a parking space? Try cyberspace.
Santa Monica California, well-known among locals for its lack of parking, is unveiling a new online service that alerts people every time a parking space opens up in its central shopping district.
The system is believed to be among the first of its kind, said software designer Jim Eshraghi. It updates a city-run Web site every five seconds, displaying the numbers of available spaces in downtown structures and at beach lots.
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