Future Cities Management Project

Ethos is undertaking a research project investigating the feasibility and potential for commercialisation of a Future Cities Parking Management Platform.

Following the successful completion of an initial feasibility study, Ethos secured a second round of funding from Innovate UK for a two-year project commencing April 2015.

Our initial area of focus has been in “smart parking” solutions with activities ranging from the analysis and deployment of physical parking sensors; to data capture, publishing and analytics; and the development of applications and services to assist citizens and local authorities.

 

Open Parking Platform

A core part of our activities has been the design and delivery of an open data platform to support a wide range of parking related data and services. We have assembled a collaborative team of leading edge technology enterprises, specialists in open data, linked data and parking sensor networks. Integrating these technologies for the first time will create a multi-city, open data platform.

We continue to develop and enchance the core platform capabilities, data coverage, sensor deployments and integrations with other systems. We are keen to engage with local authorities, car park operators and potential collaborators or investors.

For further information about the project, or to convey comments or suggestions, please contact Edward Lambert (collaboration, sensors) or Ian Millard (open data platform).

Parking Datasets

Dataset Current Occupancy Capacity Available
Amsterdam 20%
20%
25,358 20,294
Bath 9%
9%
5,853 5,332
Birmingham 59%
59%
17,555 7,245
Brussels 35%
35%
5,996 3,885
Cambridge 22%
22%
3,067 2,402
Cork 6%
6%
4,238 4,001
Dorset 3%
3%
8,129 7,875
Essex 4%
4%
8,576 8,237
Glasgow 14%
14%
7,173 6,173
Guildford 2%
2%
5,783 5,658
Hertfordshire 19%
19%
35,264 28,559
Milton Keynes 4%
4%
54 52
Norfolk 24%
24%
4,535 3,462
Northeast 36%
36%
257 165
Nottingham 66%
66%
4,387 1,489
Reading 6%
6%
6,131 5,739
Southampton 12%
12%
7,735 6,807
Strasbourg 74%
74%
11,985 3,156
Tfl 17%
17%
1,556 1,287
Westminster 27%
27%
2,982 2,161
Winchester 25%
25%
1,460 1,098