Reimagining car parks as active spaces that connect digital, energy and mobility systems.
Car parks are currently designed and built to deliver one service - somewhere to park your vehicle. But what if these passive single-use spaces could offer more valuable services to users? The University of Sussex and The British Parking Association have carried out research to help reimagine our parking infrastructure. The TransPark research programme hopes to transform car parks into active places that deliver energy, digital and mobility services - so car parks could become a place to sell energy from your electric vehicle (EV) back to the grid or where you're incentivised to take a carbon-reducing route home. By making better use of data and innovation in this way, and by connecting partners who normally don't work together, TransPark should help unlock more value to people, communities, the environment and the economy.
Innovation type: Process
Organisation type: Research centre, Supply chain