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Made in New Jersey: Edison-based company Barnacle makes car boots with new technology

Barnacle boots stick to the car windshield and allow illegal parkers to scan a QR code to pay the fine. After that, it can be removed and placed in a nearby drop box.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2024, 12:22 PM

Updated 15 days ago

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Barnacle is an Edison-based company producing a new kind of parking enforcer.
Barnacle boots stick to the car windshield and allow illegal parkers to scan a QR code to pay the fine. After that, it can be removed and placed in a nearby drop box.
The idea came to founder Colin Heffron after he experienced long waiting periods to have boots removed from his car.
"Being late for work, being late for appointments, because you just couldn't fix it right there,” he said.
Heffron says placing Barnacle boots on a car is safer than regular car boots.
"You're not on the ground in the middle of winter, exposed to traffic, putting it on a wheel,” he said.
Barnacle can be found in more than 40 states. New York City police also just started using it.


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