Arrowstreet has been conducting research on the impact autonomous cars and ride sharing will have on the future design of parking structures (and proposing this concept to clients).  As the automated technology becomes more of a reality for travelers, it’s critical to design parking facilities that can transform over time.  In early years, parking layouts can be altered to allow for denser parking— an available option with computer-aided parking and autonomous vehicles— to future phases that adapt the building to new uses, such as office or retail.