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 31%
31%
29,609 20,477
Bath 24%
24%
4,295 3,281
Birmingham 59%
59%
17,555 7,245
Brussels 35%
35%
5,996 3,885
Cambridge 22%
22%
3,067 2,402
Cork 23%
23%
4,238 3,279
Dorset 3%
3%
8,129 7,875
Essex 58%
58%
14,434 5,993
Glasgow 14%
14%
7,173 6,173
Guildford 21%
21%
5,783 4,587
Hertfordshire 18%
18%
39,248 32,064
Milton Keynes 26%
26%
54 40
Norfolk 25%
25%
10,114 7,591
Northeast 92%
92%
257 20
Nottingham 66%
66%
4,387 1,489
Reading 22%
22%
6,352 4,931
Southampton 29%
29%
7,735 5,498
Strasbourg 64%
64%
11,525 4,171
Tfl 50%
50%
1,556 772
Westminster 39%
39%
3,031 1,821
Winchester 40%
40%
3,338 2,000