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NEW YORK (AP) - New Yorkers can now use their smartphones to find and pay for their parking spots.

The city unveiled the new parking app on Tuesday.

Under the three-month pilot program, motorists can pay using their iPhones or BlackBerrys after registering on the PayByPhone website.

More than 260 parking spaces have been equipped with the new technology. Electronic discs embedded in the streets transmit a signal informing drivers whether a space is available.

The app sends drivers automatic texts or email alerts when their time is about to run out. They can pay for more time through the app.

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