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In the not-so-distant future, on Roosevelt Island, you will pull into a parking spot and a small, white, square lump will be burrowed in the asphalt underneath. The lump, an ultra-low power sensor, will communicate with other white lumps under parked cars all over the island, telling each other when you pulled in, how long you've been parked and when you rumble away. Last month, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. announced plans to place these sensors underneath the 30 new parking spots next to Roosevelt Island's subway and tramway.