More than 40 parking meters in Birmingham city centre have been installed with 3G modems in a bid to save money and increase efficiency.
The new parking meters alert staff when the meters need emptying and when they need maintenance via a centralised system meaning routine checks are a thing of the past.
Birmingham City Council's cabinet member for Development, Transport & the Economy, Cllr Tahir Ali, said: “Even parking meters can be improved with the addition of technology and the modems will help to ensure that we provide a reliable and cost effective service for visitors to the city centre.
“The system allows us to monitor the meters remotely which means we'll know if there's a problem and this in turn allows us to reduce maintenance costs.”
The 43 meters have been supplied by Parkeon and have been installed in the Livery Street area.
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