Boulder's Photo Enforced Parking Program

Boulder, Colorado's new photo-enforced parking program captures images of vehicles, and notes the exact time and place each image was recorded.  The city is using a technology called AutoVu made by a company Genetec based in Montreal, Canada.  The device is a vehicle-mounted camera that can recognize license plates as a parking officer is driving by without stopping. An integrated computer system compares the plates to a database of parking violations and can pick out vehicles that have been parked too long in pay-to-park or neighborhood parking zones. Boulder City officials plan to use the cameras to for criminal investigations as well. Boulder purchased the camera for $46,000.