The Friday commute awaits us, so why not talk about transportation anxiety-related technology? First off, parking anxiety. Drew Clark, strategy director for IBM’s venture capital group, told me yesterday that he’s looking at two “smart parking” startups participating in IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Initiative “Smart Camp” competition — San Francisco-based Streetline and Barcelona, Spain-based WorldSensing.The idea is to retrofit parking meters with sensors and networking gear that can tell drivers just where parking spaces are open and how much they cost. Cities would be the obvious customer base, Clark noted, and could modify the underlying software to incentivize people to park in less congested areas, or perhaps open up parking spots to competitive bidding from drivers. Next up, electric vehicle range anxiety — startup Celadon Applications has a mobile app that crunches weather and traffic reports, vehicle diagnostic data and a host of other information to give a clearer picture of just how much juice is left in that EV battery. It’s one of several startups looking at new gadgets to connect cars and mobile networks, though whether they can compete against in-house offerings like GM’s OnStar Mobile system for its upcoming hybrid Chevy Volt, or Nissan’s partnership with AT&T for its all-electric LEAF sedan, remains to be seen. For more information, check out our “IT Opportunities in Electric Vehicle Management” report.