Dr. Brian Holt, Autonomous Driving & Parking

Leads development of the car park mapping and algorithms technology for Autonomous Valet Parking at Parkopedia

Recent Posts

Does Being First to Market Help or Harm the Cause for Automated Parking?

Posted by Dr. Brian Holt, Autonomous Driving & Parking on 21 October 2019 13:59:10 BST

Brian Holt_headshot_cropped_3Connected and driverless vehicles are here. It is already possible to pay for fuel, movie tickets and of course, parking, without leaving the vehicle. Fully automated valet parking (where the driver exits the vehicle at the entrance to a parking garage and the car parks itself) may have attracted less hype, but because of the lower cost, fewer safety concerns and high demand, is anticipated to be the first fully driverless feature available for mass deployment.

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Topics: Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Connected Vehicles, Indoor maps, Industry Standards, ISO

Halfway milestone reached & our first Autonomous Valet Parking demo at Cenex-CAM

Posted by Dr. Brian Holt, Autonomous Driving & Parking on 09 September 2019 12:47:26 BST

Our Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) team attended the Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility (Cenex-CAM) event on 4-5 September 2019, to demonstrate the progress of our 30-month Autonomous Valet Parking system project. 

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Indoor maps, Autoware, Demo, self parking cars

Autoware workshop at IV2019

Posted by Dr. Brian Holt, Autonomous Driving & Parking on 04 June 2019 10:50:20 BST

Parkopedia helped found the AVP consortium because we believe that Autonomous Valet Parking will become an important way in which we can serve our customers, by reducing the hassle of the parking experience. Parkopedia are providing highly detailed mapping data for off-street car parks, one of the critical components to a car being able to successfully park autonomously

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Topics: Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Indoor maps, Autoware

Autonomous Valet Parking, not robo-taxis, will lead self-driving technology

Posted by Dr. Brian Holt, Autonomous Driving & Parking on 03 June 2019 11:20:16 BST

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Research on self-driving cars has been continuing for more than 30 years, starting with the pioneering work by Ernst Dickmanns on the PROMETHEUS project. A lot of work has taken place since then and is still ongoing, but the question remains: why has the problem of self-driving still not been solved in 30 years?

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Topics: Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, Robo-taxis, Self Parking, Valet Parking

Why Parkopedia Believes in Autonomous Valet Parking

Posted by Dr. Brian Holt, Autonomous Driving & Parking on 03 June 2019 11:19:38 BST

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Parkopedia’s mission is to improve the world by delivering innovative parking solutions. Our expertise lies within the parking and automotive industries, where we have developed a solid reputation as the leading global provider of high quality off-street and on-street parking services.

 

Parkopedia helped found the AVP consortium because we believe that Autonomous Valet Parking will become an important way in which we can serve our customers, by reducing the hassle of the parking experience. Parkopedia are providing highly detailed mapping data for off-street car parks, one of the critical components to a car being able to successfully park autonomously.

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, Self Parking, Valet Parking