Smart parking seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, even far beyond the parking industry. Navigant Research, which specializes in information about global clean technology markets, was featured in Forbes late last week for their research on how and why smart parking and automated technology will go hand-in-hand in the not-too-distant future.

“Several cities around the world are already beginning to trial self-parking vehicles, specialized AV parking lots, and robotic parking valets,” says the article, which goes on to detail what’s happening around the world and what it means for parking and cities. Read the report here and let us know in the comments—what do you think?