New gadget invented by UK inventor which could tell drivers where the nearest empty parking space is and thus do away with traffic wardens forever.
Brighton inventor Adrian Bone has built a sensor, which is placed throughout car parking and constantly sends updates to inform whether or not a spot is free.
The users will simply have to check their location and drive to where there is an open space rather than spending hours searching for one.
The sensor, dubbed 'Parking Patch', will also make it possible for parking companies or councils to remotely check if somebody is parking somewhere they shouldn't.
This might make the job of a traffic warden redundant.
Though the sensor itself is a dull grey box, but the way it works with smart phones, it makes the gadget potentially a revolutionary device.
Bone is now trying to persuade his local council to implement the scheme, which could in theory be used anywhere from New York to Singapore.
He claimed that wherever it is installed it will 'revolutionise the parking industry and could mean the end of traffic wardens forever'.
"Rather than driving around fruitlessly searching for empty spaces, drivers would be able to check their mobile phones to find where to go. It just makes so much more sense," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
"Rather than driving around fruitlessly searching for empty spaces, drivers would be able to check their mobile phones to find where to go. It just makes so much more sense.
"There have been ideas like this before but now the technology exists to make it a reality," said Bone.
Bone insisted that his invention will lead to 'dynamic parking' which could also reduce congestion on the roads by encouraging drivers to stay away from busy areas.
The device developed by his company 'Deteq Solutions', is presently undergoing testing.
"Our sensor could even detect whether a person had a permit so the council could send a fine to the vehicle owner rather than paying someone to wander around the streets all day," added Bone.