Soon, There Will Be a Robot Waiting To Park Your Car at Airport

By: | April 24th, 2019

Image courtesy Stanley Robotics

Nothing could be more frustrating than to rushing all the way to the airport just to get in a horrendously long queue to park your car.

Definitely, there’s a lot of room for improvement in this area

Thankfully, a French firm Stanley Robotics has built such a system wherein a robot will pick up your car, ferry it through tight spaces to a distant, secure and high-density car park. It can even bring it back for you when you arrive back in town.

The robot parking valet system has been tested successfully at two of France’s biggest airports, including Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

These Stan robots are like self-driving forklifts which slide a platform underneath a car, lifts it up and carries it steering through tight spaces and parks it.

Robot parking valet system packs in some 30 percent more vehicles

Robot parking valet system uses land and space better than a traditional car park design. Interestingly, it’s a cheaper option too.

 The Stan autonomous parking system is on its way to London’s Gatwick Airport which will begin a trial in August by replacing 170 parking spaces with 270 robo-valet spots.

Next time you head to the airport there might be a robot waiting to pick up your car.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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