When a car is badly parked, it is usually immobilized thanks to a Denver hoof. This is a device used to block the wheels and thus prevent the motorist from circulating until he has paid his fine. But the Denver shoe has two major constraints: it is heavy and cumbersome to carry, and especially it exposes those who place them at risk because they find themselves on their knees and close to traffic.
That's why at New York, the society Ideas That Stick has developed the "Barnacle", a smart and innovative alternative to the Denver hoof that immobilizes the windshield. The Barnacle comes in the form ofa sun visor which attaches to the windshield to prevent the motorist from riding with his vehicle. Using two suction cups, he is able to withstand several hundred kilograms of traction. If the driver tries to remove the panel by his own means, an alarm sounds.
Its operation is very simple: when the driver has paid the fine, he receives a code on his smartphone that will have to be indicated on the Barnacle. The sign can be removed and must be returned to the municipality within 24 hours. And the main advantage of the Barnacleis that he is also extremely easy to carryr for municipal employees. It folds easily when not installed and especially it does not expose those who install it to the dangers of traffic.
An interesting and surprising project that proves that innovation can affect absolutely all trades. But the initiative will of course not please motorists who are used to receiving fines for non-compliance with the parking rules ... Despite everything, the Barnacle has a flaw: it does not prevent you from driving ... if you go through the window !
Imagined by: Ideas That Stick