Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, and SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator of voice AI and conversational intelligence technologies, today announced a partnership to bring a voice-enabled parking domain to SoundHound Inc.'s Houndify Voice AI platform. Developers will have access to the largest and most accurate global parking data services through a voice-enabled experience. End users will be able to find the closest parking to their destination, including the cost and availability of parking spots, just by asking.
As part of the partnership, Parkopedia will be included as a new content domain category within the Houndify platform and will be made available as an independent third-party voice-enabled service for global enterprise partners across automotive, mapping, navigation, fleet management, retail, hospitality, and telecom sectors. The partnership also marks the first time that Parkopedia’s data will be made available to independent developers building voice assistant experiences on their own.
“SoundHound Inc. is a leader in voice-enabled technology, and we are delighted our parking information will be accessible on their growing platform.” said Parkopedia’s COO Hans Puvogel. “Being a part of Houndify’s network allows automotive partners and developers a convenient way to add voice-enabled parking services into their product offering, helping millions of users access our parking data and find suitable parking near their destination.”
Houndify is the first independent voice AI platform to provide all the tools and expertise needed to create custom, branded voice assistants that deliver results with unprecedented speed and accuracy. By leveraging proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, Houndify delivers fast and accurate voice recognition and responses, and enables voice assistants to understand complex and compound queries using natural language.
Parkopedia’s full portfolio of services includes parking lot and street parking information in 15,000 cities across 89 countries worldwide, covering over 70 million parking spaces. This collaboration creates a robust ecosystem for automotive partners that want to include voice-enabled parking services as part of their connected car user experience. Drivers will soon be able to find parking by simply asking for what they want with simple voice queries.
“This partnership with Parkopedia is a key milestone in the growth of our extensive library of Houndify voice-enabled content domains” said Kamyar Mohajer, VP Corporate Strategy and International Expansion at SoundHound Inc. “With this domain, our Houndify partners will have access to the most detailed information available from the leader in parking data and services."
Founded in 2007, Parkopedia has helped millions of drivers eliminate the hassle of finding parking by using real-time and prediction-based parking space information. We also help drivers instantly book and pay for parking in one seamless transaction, directly from the head-unit. Our innovative data collection technology includes proprietary software, computer vision, and AI. We build key partnerships to expand coverage and maintain data freshness.
In short, we are passionate about parking.