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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…


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.

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

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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.


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, fill out the ACM Contact form to speak to a representative.

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DSPL Forms

DSPL General Intake:

You can fill out the DSPL General Intake Form using the button below:

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