Classic Automated Parking

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This changes everything.

The EU Commission writes:

“There are only a few minutes before your flight check-in closes, or before your train departs, but you now have to spend precious time hunting for a free space at the airport or station car park. Imagine leaving your vehicle at the main entrance and letting the car do the rest on its own. Researchers from Germany, Italy, the UK and Switzerland are working on this, and successful tests took place at Stuttgart airport earlier this year. €5.6 million of EU funding is invested in the system which will be available in the coming years.”

“Drivers will be able to leave their car in front of the car park and use a smartphone app to trigger the parking process. The vehicle will connect with the car park’s server and drive itself to the designated space. While in the garage, the car can also be programmed to go to a charging station. Upon returning, the driver uses the same app to summon the car – fully charged and ready to go.”

EU develops new driverless car parking system – so you never waste another minute looking for a space (EU Commission)

6 thoughts on “Classic Automated Parking

  1. Doubledown1138

    But…if cars start parking themselves then Broadsheet readers will lose out on all those wonderful bad parking posts we love so much…

    1. technid

      The posts will just be people saying “Oh, that cars 1 inch too far to the left. Classic AutoPark…”

  2. technid

    “There are only a few minutes before your flight check-in closes, or before your train departs, but you now have to spend precious time hunting for a free space at the airport or station car park.”

    I can’t be the only one who actually knows this before I go to the airport or trains station, therefore allow the time for it?

  3. Wild Willie

    So far, the future has been a big disappointment but this would totally make up for it

  4. scottser

    so underinvestment in pretty much every area of technology that could sustain human life but they spend heaps of cash on this to save someone a few extra minutes at the airport.
    priorities indeed.

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