Until the Barnacle came along in 2017, parking enforcement methods were cumbersome, archaic and inefficient. Since the 1940s, there had been no suitable alternative to boots and tow trucks for immobilizing or removing cars whose owners haven’t paid their fines.
Now internationally patented and widely available, The Barnacle is a 16-pound piece of electric-yellow plastic that suctions onto a car’s windshield using 1,000 total pounds of force. It is lightweight and user-friendly, faster and safer to deploy, and easy to resolve with a mobile payment made on the spot.
By introducing on-demand accountability to the industry, our disruptive parking technology has the potential to save thousands of hours and millions of dollars annually for motorists, cities and agencies worldwide.