Parkopedia's 2019 Year In Review

Posted by Eugene Tsyrklevich, Founder & CEO on 20 January 2020 18:16:45 GMT

Eugene Tsyrklevich_Parkopedia_croppedParkopedia had another fantastic year in 2019 with continued double digit growth across all of its core business KPIs. In the past 4 years alone, Parkopedia has more than quadrupled its revenue, number of employees and global data and transaction coverage.

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Valet Parking, Off-street, New hires, Europe, On-street, USA, Germany, UK, Continuous improvement

Localisation with Artificial Landmarks

Posted by Federico Proni, Robotics Software Engineer on 18 December 2019 10:08:00 GMT

Localisation is a central problem in robotics and it is very relevant to the AVP project that Parkopedia leads. A self-driving car looking for an empty parking slot must know where it is on a map. For a precise manoeuvre, such as parking, an equally precise map and localisation algorithm are required. 

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Indoor maps, HD maps, localisation

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

Autonomous parking public demo debut

Posted by Helen Miall, Global Marketing Director on 15 August 2019 10:52:49 BST

The CENEX-CAM event takes place at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, UK, on 4-5 September 2019. Dr Brian Holt will be talking in the Connected Autonomous Vehicles track, on the topic of Why Autonomous Parking will happen first.

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Topics: Autonomous Vehicles, Valet Parking, Demo

Autofahrer wollen integriertes, personalisiertes Parken

Posted by Parkopedia News on 05 June 2019 14:13:56 BST

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Connected Vehicles, Parkopedia Research, USA, Germany, UK

What motorists want: Integrated, personalised parking

Posted by Parkopedia News on 05 June 2019 09:58:28 BST
Insights from Parkopedia's 2019 Driver Survey
  • Motorists are optimising their parking decisions based on cost and distance, and even high earners are looking out for discounts
  • More than half of people surveyed want their car navigation system to guide them to parking locations or make personalised parking recommendations
  • Motorists in the UK more likely to plan where they will park at least 24 hours in advance
  • Motorists in Germany still prefer to pay for parking with cash rather than card
  • Men are 52% more likely than women to want their car to park itself

5 June 2019, London - Wiesbaden - Detroit

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Connected Vehicles, Parkopedia Research, USA, Germany, UK

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