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Parkopedia has over 10 years of experience building parking related services, 7 of those years involved building parking related services for the automotive industry. Parkopedia today provides in-car parking services across 70 million spaces in 89 countries to over twenty car brands. Parkopedia is the lead developer on the project and is primarily responsible for creating the maps of car parks suitable to support navigation and localisation. Parkopedia will also lead the testing those of maps on an autonomous vehicle in car parks in the UK.

The Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey (CVSSP) is one of the largest UK groups focusing on multi-modal signal processing and understanding. Founded in 1988 and with over 160 researchers, including 15 faculty members, CVSSP maintains strategic strengths in machine learning and autonomous systems with a research grant portfolio in excess of £20M of RCUK, EU and Industrial funding. CVSSP’s facilities include a robotics laboratory, a unique 4D performance capture facility and extensive computational servers to support deep learning. CVSSP will seek to leverage their research capability to address and solve the outstanding research questions on localisation.

The Connected Places Catapult (CPC, formerly Transport Systems Catapult) is the UK’s technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, harnessing emerging technologies to improve the movement of people and goods around the world. CPC supports business growth, increases the UK’s share of the global Intelligent Mobility market, and attracts investment – creating jobs and generating long-term economic growth. CPC has strong transport modelling capabilities and will provide literature review of current car park modelling techniques and peer review of outputs. CPC’s customer experience team will lead the consumer research and stakeholder engagement work package. Finally, CPC will lend its safety expertise for the final demonstration of AVP with trial planning and construction of a structured safety case.