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About The Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL)

The DSPL is a physical parking structure operated by the American Center for Mobility, offering an open innovation and collaboration site open for real-world testing of parking-related mobility technologies, logistics and electric vehicle charging.

The DSPL offers collaboration and a neutral platform to examine ways to improve customer experiences and the efficient movement of vehicles and goods in defined spaces.


The Detroit Smart Parking Lab is hosted at Bedrock’s Assembly Garage.  1701 W. Lafayette Boulevard between 10th Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard Corktown, Detroit, Michigan  48216.

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At the Detroit Smart Parking Lab, companies are developing concepts, use cases, and solutions through the testing of emerging technologies and start-up products. While unlimited possibilities exist to innovate at the lab, here are some potential focus areas:

  • Vehicle Parking Operation
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Wayfinding
  • Capacity Management
  • Security Systems
  • Access Systems
  • Reservations
  • Payments Systems
  • EV Charging Stations and Related Management Solutions
  • Pick-up, Drop-off, Delivery
  • Curbside Monetization


  • 41 Parking Configurable Slots
  • One Level
  • Security Gate
  • Heated/Cooled Office
  • Secure Server / Tech Room
  • Storage
  • Restrooms
  • Available On-Site Parking for Active Project Team


American Center for Mobility Smart Parking Standards Committee

Related to the Detroit Smart Parking Lab, the ACM Smart Parking Standards Committee offers another way to join the conversation around smart parking. The Committee is open to the public, provides a neutral convening platform for industry, standards and government organizations to collectively discuss standardization needs of emerging parking, logistics and EV charging infrastructure technologies, and to understand, educate and influence smart parking-related standards that are needed for the scaling and standardization of emerging parking technologies, logistics and EV charging infrastructure technologies. Read more: LINK

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. An ACM representative will respond.

DSPL General Intake:

DSPL General Intake Form

Michigan Mobility Funding Platform Grant Application:

After completing the DSPL General Intake Form, you can also apply for the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform Grant, which provides grants to mobility and electrification companies looking to deploy their technology solutions in the state of Michigan. Dedicated innovation grants are available to support projects utilizing the DSPL. For more Information:

DSPL Grant Application

Detroit Smart Parking Lab In The News

June 21st Special Edition of MEDC Mobility Meetup

Detroit Smart Parking Lab Hosts over 135 Guests and 8 Live Demonstrations

Advanced Smart Parking Technologies is defining the future of mobility.  Live demonstrations by Bosch Air Quality Monitoring & Noise Detection, Yoshi Remote EV Charging, Bosch eBike Charging, HEVO Wireless EV Charging, It’s Electric EV Curbside Charging, Bosch Curbside Management, Knightscope Robot Security, Bosch Automated Valet Parking.  Learn 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. If you are interested in being a part of this committee: Contact Us.

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Michigan Mobility Connect: Smart Parking


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Fortune 500 Magazine speaks with ACM & Partners

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