Artificial intelligence think tank creates 25 percent more parking spaces in cities

Artificial intelligence think tank creates 25 percent more parking spaces in cities

Artificial intelligence think tank creates 25 percent more parking spaces in cities

An eternal dispute rages over the limited space in road traffic: Drivers demand parking spaces. Cyclists demand more and cycle paths that are not blocked. Pedestrians want more space to stroll. And recently new road users such as e-scooter drivers are also making demands. How can urban space be gained for one group without taking something away from another group? Not only urban planners are concerned with this question. Since it is about the efficient use of scarce resources – here: limited urban space – business administration can also contribute a lot to the topic.

What does that mean in concrete terms? In a project funded by the German Research Foundation, I and my colleague Konrad Stephan from the Chair of Operations Management at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena design mathematically optimized “parking lot layouts”. We believe: Intelligent algorithms can make a major contribution to ensuring that the cities of tomorrow will be more livable – and that there are less arguments about the limited space.