Just published: Local Opportunities for Digital Parking

The mobility world talks about how MaaS sets out to revolutionise public transport. But another digital revolution is just around the corner. Digital parking technology is already rolling-out, improving the process of finding parking, paying and managing, but also parking enforcement. These technologies bear great potential, but also challenges. Car manufacturers and technology providers such as Google or HERE will be able to largely detach from local governments for parking spot detection and will be able to unlock additional parking spots to the public, today hidden in private parking garages.

The new parking paper by the Polis working group on parking policy outlines concepts and discusses policy ideas to exploit the full potential of new technology, while mitigating their negative effects.

Ivo Cré, the coordinator of the parking working group said on the occasion of the paper’s publication  at the Polis Conference in Manchester in November 2018: “Digital parking develops at the speed of light. Cities play an essential role in creating the local digital parking ecosystem, and have to understand (and decide) what digital parking can deliver to drivers apart of facilitating the parking payment. Digital parking will not solve bad planning, but local governments can implement open and standardised data standards to benefit parking management and enforcement.”