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Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL), hosted at Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Corktown, is an open innovation and collaboration site open to the mobility industry for real-world testing for parking-related mobility, logistics and electric vehicle charging.

The work at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab examines ways to improve customer experiences and the efficient movement of vehicles and goods in defined spaces. This includes examples such as:

  • Consumers looking for a parking space;
  • The servicing and charging a vehicle while at a parking garage;
  • The return of a rental vehicle;
  • Logistics related to last mile delivery;
  • Video as a Sensor to inform applications and services;
  • And much more…


Smart Parking Standards Committee

American Center for Mobility

The goal of the Smart Parking Standards Committee is to define needed standards, and to educate and influence those establishing standards that are needed for the scaling and standardization of emerging parking, logistics and EV charging infrastructure technologies. Learn More.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tests Bosch Automated Parking Tech


Rental giant Enterprise is in the process of testing a system that would eliminate queuing up your car and waiting for an attendant. Read more.

The Detroit Smart Parking Lab: Mobility Meets Infrastructure


What a Smart Parking Lab Means to Innovators, the State, the Circular Economy, and Residents of Detroit. Read more.

Michigan Mobility Connect: Smart Parking


On December 14th the American Center for Mobility & the Michigan Office of Future Mobility & Electrification hosted a virtual event which brought together smart parking experts. Watch now.

Coming Soon: The Car Rental Return Process Goes Autonomous


Soon, when you drop off your rental, it’ll drive itself to be washed and park itself. Read more.

Ford, Bosch Launch Parking Tech Partnership

Wards Auto

The Detroit Smart Parking Lab allows mobility and smart infrastructure pioneers and startups to test parking-related mobility, logistics and EV charging technologies, a Michigan official says. Read more.


The Detroit Smart Parking Lab is located on W. Lafayette Boulevard between Rosa Parks Boulevard and 10th Street in Corktown, Detroit, Michigan.

DSPL Questions, Contact and Scheduling:

If you are a mobility startup, automotive supplier, infrastructure technology provider or an automotive OEM and want to test and develop new parking-inspired mobility technologies at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab, please follow the General Intake link to Michigan’s Urban Leap website and complete the form. A representative will contact you shortly.

DSPL General Intake:

DSPL General Intake Form

DSPL Grant Application:

After you have completed the DSPL General Intake Form you can apply for a grant using the button below:

DSPL Grant Application