A French tech company is leveraging LiDAR technology to make parking your car at the shops an easier, quicker and ultimately smarter experience. Speculation about the impact of technology on our lives tends to focus on the dramatic, exciting stuff. Flying cars. Space travel. Humanoid robots. Laser guns. What it often glosses over is the impact on the more benign things. Artificial intelligence powering our Google searches. Sensors that monitor our fresh produce in transit. Tap-and-go payment systems. Or smart parking management, for that matter.