Bravo Detroit... now don't screw this up.
The meters are part of a 90-day experiment with battery and solar-powered, online-operated parking meters.
Some issue receipts that drivers leave on their dashboards to show parking enforcers how much time is left on the +space+. Others can be programmed to accept credit cards or allow someone to pay by cell phone. downtown.
Oh wait, they already are.
"You need a master's degree or something," said Robert Blackwell as he tried to figure out how to use one of the new meters in downtown Detroit. "All I'm trying to do is not get a parking ticket."