The State of Michigan announced they are partnering with Ford, Bedrock, and Bosch to launch the nation’s first, real-world test site for emerging parking technology – called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab. The lab will open in September and allow mobility and smart infrastructure innovators, real-estate entrepreneurs, and startups to test advanced parking, logistics, and EV charging technologies. Ran by Enterprise, the Partnership also aims to test more fast and efficient rental car returns.
“Michigan is a leader in the development, testing, and deployment of solutions that will drive the future transportation system, including mobility-related parking solutions,” stated Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Innovative collaborations such as the Detroit Smart Parking Lab solve transportation problems while creating an environment that allows technology-related businesses to flourish and grow in Michigan.
The American Center for Mobility (ACM) will manage the day-to-day operations at the parking lab. This not-for-profit collaborative effort is made up of government, industry, and academic organizations. It aims to accelerate the mobility industry by supporting advanced scientific research, standards, and education programs.
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