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ARRB's CEO sets the scene on parking in an autonomous connected future

by Australian Road Research Board on September 11, 2017

At Parking Australia’s OUTLOOK Conference on the 18th and 19th of September, Chief Executive Michael Caltabiano will talk delegates through the future of parking in the wake of autonomous technologies and the changing demand for parking.

It is estimated that 5% of public space is used for parking and within the urban transport network, four parking bays are provided for each car. This space is required as personal vehicles are currently under-utilised, being parked on average for more than 85% of the time during any work day.

There will be great opportunities within the next decade to repurpose parking facilities. More cars will fit into the same space, less cars will drive around searching for parking and less cars will be parked in high activity areas. We can only start to imagine what to do with the space that will become available.

Car park design and management will change to accommodate electric and driverless vehicles including; the integration of emerging technologies for data capture, to determine driver behaviour and connectivity with intelligent transport systems.

ARRB is working closely with several state and local government authorities in this space to help shape our transport future.

If parking is your business, join Parking Australia in Sydney later this month for OUTLOOK and be a part of the conversation.

For further information about this event, please see the website.

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