Parking in major cities can drive anyone nuts. But now a new startup called ParkWhiz is hoping to make it a little bit easier. If you're living in Chi-town or Philly you can check out the service. The idea is to give you an idea of what the parking situation is before you leave your house or office and let you see how full the lots near where you need to go are. Unfortunately, there's no mobile version available yet, which is what this service needs if it really wants to catch on. If you're willing to invest this much time and energy to find a parking spot it might be a lot easier to just take some good old public transport instead.
(thanks somewhat frank)