New Ward Village 'smart' garage opens

New Ward Village 'smart' garage opens

By Samantha Brooks
HNN Spring Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Good news Ward shoppers, the war for parking is coming to an end.

A blessing was held Wednesday for the new Aeo Ward Village parking garage. And shortly afterward, visitors got a chance to try out the new garage.

The 720-stall garage features a M4 Camera system by Park Assist, which monitors available spaces through cameras and sensors throughout the garage.

The system is aimed at optimizing parking with real-time updates on available stalls, which will reduce search and wait times and improve traffic flow.

Right now, 384 stalls at the garage between levels 4-6 have been opened to the public.

Levels 2-3 will be opening this summer with Whole Foods.

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