BOSTON (CBS) — New smart parking sensors in the Innovation District may help drivers find empty parking spaces.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

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The district has seen a lot of growth in a short amount of time and it can be a challenge to find a place to park.

Starting Wednesday, that process may get a little easier.

The city has installed more than 300 smart parking sensors on Seaport Boulevard, Congress Street, Summer Street and Boston Wharf Road.

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The sensors ship information out into cyberspace and you can access it all through “Parker,” a free mobile app.

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If all goes correctly, drivers would be able to find an empty parking space just by checking their cell phone.

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The challenge though, may be getting to that space before it’s no longer empty.

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