The UK Autodrive project has recently conducted pioneering tests of connected and autonomous vehicle technology which demonstrated how parking difficulties can in future be tackled by connected cars.

Using public roads and car parks in Milton Keynes, the project team showed how vehicles could communicate with each other to notify drivers of available parking spaces – without the need for any additional parking bay sensors. Upon entering the car park, the cars get an updated heat map showing availability, while real-time updates from other connected cars show spaces filling and becoming vacant.

More information on the UK Autodrive Website