Parking Lots: Why Autonomous Cars Could Save Acres of Space

Autonomous Cars Could Save Acres of Space

What if parking your car into a designated parking space will not be your responsibility anymore? Simply sit in your autonomous car, let it drive you to your destination where you can exit and it'll park itself too. This would surely save your time and effort.

In a fast-paced world, like today, time is valuable and even a minute saved is precious. A person loses almost twenty minutes per journey looking for a parking spot in the city. Autonomous cars help save time and effort, as the time spent on driving around looking for a parking space to park the vehicle can now be omitted. Instead, the person just has to seat himself in the car and step out at the destination. The self-driving car takes care of the parking on its own.

Cities across the world face a shortage of space due to its continued expansion and growth. Urbanization is desirable and on the rise which leaves us with just one choice. That is, to keep pace with the growing demand for land and ensure optimal and efficient use of existing land. Most of the cities today are plagued with parking woes as the growth of cities have resulted in an increase in the number of vehicles on the road. All vehicles on the road need a place to park, thus increasing the demand for parking spaces as well.

A Boon for Space-Deficient Metropolises?

Autonomous cars are slowly taking the market by storm by transforming the act of driving. The greatest benefit is that the user no longer has to find a parking space which spells convenience for the user. They demand less space and are a big help in overcoming the challenges that rapid urbanization poses.

Autonomous cars can park themselves in a designated parking space. This means that there is no instance of opening the door of the car for the driver to step out in the parking lot. The driver can step out of the car beforehand as soon as the destination arrives. Thus, the space between the cars in the parking lots can be reduced and more cars can be crammed in the available space.

That’s not all! The autonomous cars, if parked in the form of grids, can have even less space between them. When a particular car needs to exit, the cars around it can be moved by a mere signal. The way the grid system works is that the cars parked outside move inwards when the cars parked inside exit. Thus, the grids can accommodate more vehicles.

Self-driving cars also increase the chance of car-sharing. That is, the efficiency and convenience of self-driving cars would discourage the use of private vehicles. This would bring down the number of vehicles on the road thereby reducing congestion. Another benefit derived from car-sharing is that the vehicular emissions released into the environment would decrease.

In cities today where every inch of space is important, autonomous cars provide the perfect solution to the problem of congestion. Not only do they require less space but would also result in optimum utilization of available space.

About Get My Parking 

Get My Parking is an award-winning provider of Interoperable Digital Parking Platform that integrates any parking equipment and connects it to mobile and cloud for a standardized seamless experience. It enables parking operators and owners to leapfrog to a customized white-label solution with their existing equipment. It essentially plays the role of connecting all parking and mobility stakeholders on a common platform who were until now operating in silos. It has a presence in over 4 countries and processes over 2 million transactions per month. It was awarded ‘Amazon AWS Mobility Startup of the Year (emerging) 2017’ in the Travel category.

Get My Parking was conceived with a view to affordably digitize the global parking industry. With a dream run of achievements and appreciation by Prime Ministers of India and UK both, it is also working with several city governments to provide smarter parking for smart cities. Its strong foundation of the team, technology, and partnerships with leading system integrators and parking equipment manufacturers enables it to provide a single seamless platform for all stakeholders involved like operators, consumers, equipment manufacturers, and city administrations. The company aims to create future-proof parking technology and connect the parking industry internally as well as with urban mobility players.

Source: http://blog.getmyparking.com/2019/01/16/parking-lots-why-autonomous-cars-could-save-acres-of-space/
Website: https://www.getmyparking.com/

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