CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Parking meters along one Charlotte street are getting a little smarter.

The city is conducting a 90-day trial of smart meters on Brevard Street between Stonewall Street and Third Street.

Smart meters offer credit card payment and prepayment options, they use solar power and offer immediate malfunction notification, meaning less downtime.

Standard parking rates will apply. Credit card users are not charged an extra fee.

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