Episode 127 - Shaping a New Era of Intelligent Parking

Reducing the hassle of parking with technology. That’s the mission of Parkopedia, a global leader in digital parking services.

Using real-time and prediction-based parking space information, Parkopedia has mapped over 90 million off- and on-street parking spaces across 90 countries. Their technology helps drivers find parking quickly and conveniently, including EV charging spaces. With the ability to instantly book and pay in one seamless transaction, world-class companies from Audi to Volkswagen are offering the technology within their connected services.

We sat down with Dr. Brian Holt, Chief Technology Officer, to discuss Parkopedia’s data collection and indoor mapping technology, their “park and charge” EV initiative, and future plans to scale the company. One day, your car may even drop you off and park itself!

Meet Our Guest

CTO, Parkopedia

Dr. Brian Holt is an electronic engineer with in-depth machine learning and computer vision expertise, having previously worked at Samsung Electronics managing on-device AI, vision-based localisation and AR/VR projects.

Now, Brian leads Parkopedia’s engineering teams as CTO, covering product, platform and infrastructure, data science, computer vision and robotics. Prior to this he led the R&D effort to develop Indoor Maps, which also included the successfully completed multi-million pound AVP Project.

Brian also sits on the committee for Intelligent Transport Systems Standards, holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Computer Vision (Surrey University), a Nanodegree in Self Driving Cars (Udacity), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Stellenbosch 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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