Parking information company Parkopedia has is launching indoor mapping technology for in-vehicle navigation use.
The maps are based on high-definition 3D models of indoor parking facilities, where GPS signal is typically restricted.
The company says it’s developed the maps because indoor parking facilities currently present many challenges for drivers. These include navigation system blackouts, finding a vehicle within large parking facilities, and locating vital services such as EV charging stations, a key area of focus for car manufacturers in their pursuit of delivering premium driver experiences for new EV owners.
Parkopedia’s indoor mapping technology can be used to deliver in-vehicle indoor navigation with no GPS dead zones, precise indoor positioning and, in time, automated Valet Parking.
The company says that as the automotive industry embraces a connected future, indoor mapping technology will deliver further key benefits to users. For drivers, this would mean never being lost again within parking facilities and enabling end-to-end, uninterrupted navigation to available parking spaces, independent of GPS availability. In addition, vehicle indoor positioning without GPS is a fundamental step in enabling autonomous parking.
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