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

Cashless economies and the effect on parking

Posted by Paul Fazzino, CTO on 14 August 2019 11:44:47 BST

Paul Fazzino_cropped-1It is predicted that Sweden will become the world’s first cashless society, and half of Swedish retailers are expected to stop accepting cash by 2025. UK Finance recently reported that almost seven out of ten people in the UK are using contactless payments, although debit cards remain the most frequent method of payment, making up 38% of all UK transactions in 2018. Almost half the world’s digital payments in 2017 were made in China, where consumers can pay for a wide variety of purchases through their smartphones using apps or QR codes.

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Topics: Parking, Cost, Parkopedia Research, Cashless, Payment

Transparency and Minimum Industry Standards

Posted by Eugene Tsyrklevich, Founder & CEO on 22 July 2019 10:01:44 BST
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When I started Parkopedia 12 years ago, I was driven by the need to alleviate the frustrations of drivers searching for parking. I knew nothing about the parking industry (apart from, perhaps, how to feed a parking meter), and it took Parkopedia a few years to build up the parking coverage to become interesting enough for an industry-focused product. Today, Parkopedia covers 70 million parking spaces across 89 countries globally and supplies parking services to over 20 of the world’s leading car brands, as well as mapping and navigation providers including Apple Maps, Garmin and TomTom.

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Topics: Quality, Parking, Data, Transparency, Industry Standards

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

Ground Truth Testing - Why It's All About the Detail

Posted by Lewis Johnson, Technical Account Manager on 03 June 2019 11:20:51 BST

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Ground Truth Testing (GTT) is an extremely important tool that can be used to help the auto industry and mapping providers evaluate quality amongst parking data providers. Simply put, GTT involves going to multiple locations and comparing the information available from a data provider with the information available at the location, to expose the level of correctness and accuracy across both static and dynamic data attributes.

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Topics: Quality, Evaluation, GTT, Parking, Data, GroundTruthTesting

Parking, Connected Vehicles and Baseball

Posted by Steve Hernandez, VP of Parking N. America on 03 June 2019 11:20:41 BST

Steve Hernandez_ParkopediaSteve Hernandez, VP of Parking North America, recently spoke with Isaiah Mouw of The Parking Podcast, about parking and connected vehicles.

Warning: Steve is a passionate Cubs fan!

Listen to the podcast now and if you have any questions please contact us at sales@parkopedia.com

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Topics: Parking, Baseball, Connected Vehicles

Five Key Questions to Ask Your Parking Data Provider

Posted by Dr. Hans Puvogel, COO on 03 June 2019 11:20:28 BST

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Research from the British Parking Association (2017) shows that 48% of drivers are annoyed by a lack of spaces, and 39% say finding somewhere to park is a stressful experience. Car manufacturers and navigation services who are able to provide information to drivers to improve this parking experience will be at an advantage when it comes to meeting their customer’s needs.

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Topics: Quality, Evaluation, Parking, Data