parking icon A car park sensor transmits an event when a space becomes free or occupied. The analysis of car parking space occupancy both current and historical can help optimise the utilisation of parking across a city, preventing the need for expensive new car parking spaces. When this data is combined with other key transport data, such as congested routes and citizen destinations, innovative applications are possible- for example “where’s the best place to park close to my destination at the moment, and what’s the best route?”. You’ll find some sample public MK car park data feeds in the Data Catalogue. MK car park data is aiding the city council in transport strategy, using the analytics application provided by Deteq.