So I know that ground can send aircraft to parking. But what if they were able to select the gate for you to go to as well. This could show gates already occupied by planes and gates already assigned for planes to go to.
So once you have your gate its your gate. No one else can steal it. This may progress the world where Tower and Ground would have to be two different people because of the extra workload, but why not? Lets make it more realistic to be ground control.
@Thomas_Oehrling… Noted the in comment term “Progressive Taxi” & That IF Ground Controlling is “Dull”! Let consider “Progressive Taxi”, it a term clearly defined in the AIM and in the multiple safety brochures & films publish by the FAA on Airport Markings, Procedures and specificity Taxi guidance. “Request Progressive Taxi to Gate/FBO/Spot” is a well used, correct and acceptable Pilots request for verbal Ground Controller assistance in navigating Taxi ways to an assigned Parking Spot/Gate. Progressive Taxi procedures fit smartly into the duties of the IF Ground Controller. Let’s give the ground guy or gal something positive to do. Add “Request Progressive Parking to##” to the communications menu of the Ground Freq. (Progressive Parking will be the subject of a complete Topic soliciting comments shortly)