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Autobesity: A growing problem in car parks

John Warne sets out steps car park operators can take to address the challenge of growing car sizes

John Warne
13 May 2024
Source: WJ Group
Source: WJ Group


Cars are rapidly becoming both wider and heavier, with recent analysis confirming average growth of 1cm in width every two years. This poses a real challenge for car park operators who must accommodate bigger vehicles on finite plots of land, while facing more pressure than ever to provide additional features, such as electric vehicle charging, as well as ensuring their facilities are safe, aesthetically pleasing and well-maintained. This is a pressing issue commercially; research shows more...

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