BMW has announced plans to introduce their Dynamic Parking Prediction research project at TU-Automotive Detroit.

BMW has announced plans to introduce their Dynamic Parking Prediction research project at TU-Automotive Detroit.

Set to be shown in an i3 prototype, the Dynamic Parking Prediction system aims to shorten the search for a vacant on-street parking spot by using movement data from vehicles and a specially developed algorithm. As BMW explains, the system uses the parking data and a detailed map of public parking spaces to calculate the number of empty spots in a given area.  This information is then shown on a digital map so drivers can go to the street which is most likely to have open parking spaces.

According to BMW's Head of Traffic Technology and Traffic Management, Martin Hauschild, “There is a clear demand from customers living in large cities for a system capable of predicting on-street parking availability. Through its collaboration with INRIX, the BMW Group aims to continue setting the benchmark in urban mobility into the future."

BMW Dynamic Parking Prediction research project announced