The service helps users find charging stations for electric vehicles in parking lots and supports autonomous parking research.
Parking platform Parkopedia has launched an internal mapping service for satellite navigators, allowing them to move drivers around parking lots where GPS is usually limited. Currently, many GPS satellite navigation systems “turn off” when entering underground parking lots, making it difficult for users to find charging stations for electric vehicles in parking lots, according to Parkopedia.
The company states that the solution to this problem is the mapping of the internal car park, as well as the provision of other services such as vehicle location and autonomous parking.
Our high-resolution maps give drivers a clear view of their entire journey, from entering and exiting a parking lot to finding a parking spot. Our indoor mapping technology can help drivers get to the best available location with the shortest walking distance based on their final destination, said a Parkopedia spokesman.
Parkopedia has already mapped many “key parking spaces across Europe” and plans to expand to “new regions” in the coming months. In addition to helping users find charging points for electric vehicles, which are often hidden in remote parking spots, the Parkopedia card was recently used in a test of autonomous parking.
Parkopedia data is used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Apple, BMW and Ford around the world, and its parking finder is available in 15,000 cities in 89 countries. It is also integrated into the infotainment system of various production vehicles. Audi, for example, uses Parkopedia data in its current infotainment systems to provide the driver with detailed information on nearby parking lots.