Episode 111 - Mapping the Road's Subsurface for Pinpoint Accuracy

Move over GPS. There’s a new technology in town—and it’s subterranean.

Tarik Bolat, CEO and Cofounder of GPR, shares how his company is shifting the autonomous paradigm with innovative technology that creates a 3-D map of the road's unique subsurface and removes common barriers faced by autonomous vehicles today.

As the world’s most accurate and reliable vehicle positioning system, Ground Positioning Radar™ (GPR) allows vehicles to determine their precise location with centimeter-level accuracy, no matter how challenging road conditions become.

Like many autonomous technologies, GPR originated as a critical military application and is now being used for much broader commercial purposes, to significantly enhance safety for drivers and introduce benefits for society at large.

Meet Our Guest

Co-founder & CEO, GPR

Tarik Bolat is the CEO and Cofounder of GPR, the first and only company to use ground penetrating radar technology to advance safety and performance for ADAS and AV technology. Vehicles equipped with Ground Positioning RadarTM are able to localize with centimeter-level accuracy in any condition by mapping and tracking to subterranean data. Prior to leading GPR, Tarik was the Executive VP at Renewable Energy Trust where he helped build one of the leading independent solar and wind power producers in North America. Tarik holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia University.

Our Host


Innovation Strategist & Co-Founder, Brulte & Company

Grayson Brulte is an autonomous mobility advisor and consultant who provides strategic counsel and political insights to help clients navigate what’s next.

As an SAE strategic partner since 2017, Grayson brings his in-depth industry knowledge to host SAE Tomorrow Today. His unique perspective factors in economics, politics and technology into one-of-kind weekly conversations with innovators changing mobility and its impact on society.

Grayson is a thought-leader who regularly provides insights to publications including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. His written opinions and insights have been featured by organizations including the Consumer Technology Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission.

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