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WATCH: Stressed out trying to find a parking space? New tech could be the answer

2018-03-22 12:16

Image: Newspress

London - The stress of searching for elusive empty bays in busy car parks may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to new 'collaborative parking' technology being tested in the UK.

Drivers can spend, on average, more than a day each year looking for parking spaces, according to a new study commissioned by Ford – and the new technology, being tested this week, displays a "crowd-sourced" map of available spaces, specifically in formal car parks.


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Collaborative parking is powered by data from the parking sensors of vehicles using the car park. This informs the map that shows which spaces may be free – and can also incorporate data from the car parks’ own monitoring systems.

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