We have all seen filmscenerne, where a musician jumps out of his expensive sports car and nonchalantly throws the car key to a well-dressed servant, who for a little tip takes care of the parking.
Now we are approaching a time when the luxury is no longer reserved for the richest of us. In each case, such as.
if you are Travelling from Saint-Exupéry airport in the French city of Lyon, you can now get a robottjener to take care of the car, while you yourself are moving toward the gate. The most surprising is, however, that the service is one of the cheapest ways to park at the airport and costs approximately 400 dollars for a week.
The writing teknologimediet The Verge.
Robotfirmaet Stanley Robotics stands for the concept, which in many ways works a little like the above-mentioned filmscene, albeit with a slightly less schwung.
driving the car across to one of the company's garages and pay for parking at a vending machine outside. The garage scans even your car type and model, after which a small self-propelled forklift truck rolls forward, lift the car and running it to the parking.
According to the folks at Stanley Robotics small robots are far more efficient at utilizing the parking lot and were able to pack 50 percent more cars into the same amount of space, compared to when people even have to park.
This is because the robots also take into account, when customers come back from the trip. Thus they can park the cars in three or four layers and still quickly get the right car out.
The French robotfirma have tested the system in Lyon airport through the past few years, and only from this week, the service is a permanent service that is running on full time.
so far, the manager robots 500 parking spaces in Lyon, but according to The Verge is Stanley Robotics’ ambition to have the responsibility for 6000 parking spaces.
the Company has also tested the system in Dusseldorf and Paris and will soon begin tests in London's Gatwick airport.