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Free Ride: Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Future of Parking Demand

Everyone’s talking about AVs, but what’s going on today and how can we be ready? Find out as industry expert Mary Smith, P.E., PCC Fellow, Senior Vice President at Walker Consultants, presents the current state of autonomous vehicles, what their potential impact on parking demand will be. She’ll also provide an outline of how the parking industry should be prepared to respond to these challenges. Download Now »

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Autonomous Vehicles: Research, Planning and Perspectives on the Future of Parking Demand

Mention autonomous vehicles to those within the parking industry and you’ll find it’s a hot topic that can bring both excitement and disgust to a conversation. What is generally debated is the currently available research and how to use it to plan transit environments accordingly. Read more >>

Connected Cars Will Forever Change Parking and Transportation

At the World’s Fair in 1939, General Motors sponsored an exhibit and ride called Futurama, a model of the world 20 years into the future. Futurama laid out a vision for the future of transportation—one that included electric vehicles and highways where cars would drive themselves. People stood in line for hours to experience the “exciting possibility of life in the distance future: the year 1960.” At the time, the idea of such vehicles and the utopia of urban planning was far-fetched, but today, it is a reality. Read more >>

When Your Car Drives You: Will Driverless Cars Disrupt the Parking Industry?

No steering wheel. No accelerator pedal. No brake. Most of us would fear for our lives were we to be seated in a vehicle without these traditional tools of control. Yet 1.2 million people die worldwide each year in car accidents. Ninety percent of those deaths are caused by humans using those controls. Read more >>

Autonomous Vehicles: A New Opportunity or an Impending Threat?

Experts predict that widespread autonomous vehicle usage will be a reality in as few as ten years. Driven by known industry disruptors such as Uber, Tesla and Google, it’s important that, as an industry, we understand the implications of this new transportation model, where drivers leave decision making up to algorithms or forgo car ownership all together. Read more >>

How to Prepare Your Facility for Self-Driving Cars

With the daily increase in technology, all of us are aware that the self-driving car will soon be widely available. As that day in the not-so-distant future gets closer, the parking industry must prepare for impact. Read more >>

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